Works toward collective impact against trafficking & abuse in Cambodia by raising standards of care, promoting best practices, and providing members with opportunities for collaboration, direct mentoring and quality training.
In 2016, our Learning Community and Charter Doorsteps projects were combined into a single coalition project that aims to equip organizations and national staff with opportunities for collaboration, mentoring and training. As always, the aim of our coalition is to see member organizations lead the way forward in raising the standard of care for victims, survivors and those at risk of being exploited.
There are currently over 55 member organizations in the coalition, including both national and international (ranging from small grassroots ministries to large organizations), and representing more than 1,617 national staff and 42 volunteers, who in turn work with more than 10,134 direct beneficiaries each year. These organizations represent the majority of civil society in Cambodia who are working among the most vulnerable and marginalized populations of women and children, seeking to address issues of sexual abuse and trafficking as well as provide social services to those who have already been exploited.
Strategic collaboration for child protection is generated through capacity-building, training and resources, and innovative ideas are dispersed through forums, events and bi-annual member meetings. Training is available and open to all Chab Dai members and focuses on multiple issues; everything from National Minimum Standards to project cycle management and providing health care to clients. Our resource library, with more than 3,000 books, articles and other resources in English, Khmer and Vietnamese, is available for member organizations to access valuable research and information on trafficking across the region and around the world.
The Chab Dai Charter engages coalition members that have specifically chosen to participate in a process of self assessment. Following their initial assessment, Charter members are assisted in designing and implementing an Improvement Action Plan within their organizations with the goal of improving structures and policies to achieve higher standards in organizational development, staff care and training, policy and practice.
As a coalition we also partner with more than 60 other NGOs, government ministries and UN agencies around the world, with whom we share resources and work on various projects and initiatives.