Working with policymakers, local police, and members of the community to strengthen understanding and implementation of child rights in Cambodia.
The aim of our Advocacy Project in Cambodia is to establish greater understanding and implementation of child rights. We do this by working with police officers, policymakers and members of the community to strengthen their understanding and practice of child rights. Children are then better protected from human trafficking and exploitation because their rights are being upheld and put into practice by those who have the duty to do so.
To achieve its objectives, our Advocacy Team assesses authorities' skills and understanding of child rights, as laid out by the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child. They then provide police officers with ongoing training, and work to influence policy and advocate for appropriate agreements with other countries across the region. By collaborating with local authorities in this way, our team builds better relationships and trust between policymakers and local communities. Historically, this relationship has been extremely weak and has often failed to encourage action that was in the best-interest of a child victim.
At a national and regional policy level, our Advocacy Team serves and works directly with the Royal Government of Cambodia's National Committee which addresses human trafficking. They are dedicated to building collaboration, knowledge, and understanding between the NGO and government sectors.