Providing legal and social service support for identified victims of trafficking, abuse and exploitation.
Launched in June 2011, Case Support provides support and referral assistance to identified victims of abuse, trafficking and/or exploitation. When abuse is reported to the case support team via another NGO or our 24-hour hotline, we collaborate with local police, human rights agencies and other partners to ensure the case is followed through and perpetrators are reported properly.
In addition to working on cases within Cambodia, we have built strong cross-border networks with other NGOs and embassies in neighboring countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and China to assist Cambodians who are being abused or exploited across the border. In 2012 the project set up a support office in Kuala Lumpur to assist with coordination of cross-border cases involving the exploitation of Cambodian domestic workers in Malaysia, and in 2014 we assisted with the return of a large number of Cambodian women trafficked to China for forced marriages.
The Case Support team works with legal institutions, law enforcement and both the private and public sectors to improve legal systems and to implement appropriate legal procedures for the empowerment and protection of Cambodian children's and women's rights and dignity, and to prevent vulnerable populations from being raped and trafficked in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and China.