Ethnic Community Prevention

Empowers ethnic minority churches and communities in Cambodia to protect and intervene on behalf of children and those at risk of abuse, trafficking and exploitation.

Our Ethnic Community Prevention project (formerly called the Vietnamese Prevention Project) began in 2008 in response to Chab Dai's research entitled At What Price, Honour? (2006). In 2014, the project expanded its scope to include other vulnerable ethnic communities living in Cambodia, such as Cham Muslims, with the aim of recognizing the the special vulnerabilities of these communities while working with their community leaders to protect their children and others at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation and trafficking living in the community.

Chab Dai's team works directly with communities across Cambodia, and cooperates with ethnic church leaders, commune chiefs, local authorities, school teachers and NGO workers to make this project as holistic and far reaching as possible. Communities with at-risk populations, in both the capital city of Phnom Penh and border provinces with Vietnam and Thailand, receive training on issues related to trafficking and child protection and are empowered with resources and tools on how to report cases to the appropriate authorities. We work in collaboration with local authorities at all levels to raise awareness with the people in the community about the methods and means offenders employ in trafficking vulnerable people and to provide education on safe migration practices.