Emerging from the ravages of conflict and recent genocide, Cambodia is a country with rich cultural heritage and at the same time, deep inter-generational trauma. With an estimated 261,000 people living in modern slavery , Cambodia has the 9th highest prevalence of slavery in the world. Gender-based violence is high with 20% of men reported to have perpetrated rape and one in five women reported to have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.
What type of work do we do in Cambodia?
• Our Community Learning Centre provides a safe learning environment for children at risk or who have experienced trauma. With teachers trained in trauma-informed care and a social worker to support students and their families, the centre offers an accelerated learning program so children who have missed school can complete two grades in one calendar year.
• Economic Empowerment Project provides work readiness training, job placements and on-the-job training, helping women to secure safe and meaningful employment. This helps restore their dignity, enables them to become economically independent and reduces the risk of further exploitation and abuse.
• Our Legal and Protection Unit provides legal support to clients, including those who are involved in legal proceedings in Cambodia or abroad, ensuring they are well-supported to give evidence and help bring the perpetrators of their abuse to justice.
• Our Transitional Living Project supports clients and their families to safely reintegrate back into community. This includes back with their families, where safe to do so, in foster-care and in semi-independent or independent living arrangements.
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By partnering with Hagar, you’re supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you.