Safe Communities

Safe Communities empowers community leaders across Cambodia to protect children and communities at risk of trafficking, abuse and any form of exploitation.

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Safe Community aims to empower government officials and community leaders in both rural and urban border areas in Cambodia to protect children and communities at risk of trafficking, sexual abuse and any form of exploitation. We provide a three-stage training program to local authorities, school teachers, NGO staff and religious leaders working in the border areas of Cambodia, including general awareness raising, prevention of child sexual tourism and human trafficking and follow-up strategies for those who have already been abused or trafficked.

On completion of the training, government officials and community leaders become the main point of contact between their communities and Chab Dai/police/human rights organizations where needed, whilst continuing to train new government officials and community leaders. Trainers then receive a final follow up meeting on raising awareness in communities and to address any further questions, clarify training points or assist with case work. As well as direct training, Safe Community conducts a radio program, both live and recorded broadcasting, on the issues of human trafficking, sexual abuse, safe migration and children’s rights with the aim to reach the most remote areas of Cambodia and raise awareness on these points for better prevention and protection of vulnerable communities.