Cambodian Women’s Development Agency

Community Self Prevention

CWDA are committed to ending this practice by investing resources at a community level and stopping trafficking at its roots.
Community Self-Prevention helps to fight the trafficking of women and children

Programm Objectives:

  • To raise awareness about the dangers of trafficking.
  • Educate those vulnerable to trafficking and provide tools to gain an alternative income.
  • To conduct research and share information on trafficking and its causes.

Background Information

Every year Cambodian women and children are trafficked for the purposes of sexual and labour abuse. CWDA are committed to ending this practice by investing resources at a community level and stopping trafficking at its roots. The main focus is to remove people from destitute situations through awareness raising, poverty alleviation and peer education. This empowers individuals and communities to prevent trafficking and other forms of violence and abuse.

We provide opportunities in the community to raise the status of women and children through literacy classes, micro-credit schemes, women’s leadership and peer education. CWDA is a member of Cambodia ACTS and implements the Campaign to Combat Child Trafficking project in 103 Cambodian villages. CWDA trains peer educators who go on to teach community members and school students about the dangers of trafficking, the law, human rights, gender based violence and good parenting.

In addition to preventative activities, CWDA provide support for those at critical risk and survivors. CWDA runs a safe shelter which provides refuge, support, legal aid and reintegration services for young women who have been the victims of, or are at risk of trafficking, domestic violence and/or sexual and labour abuse.

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