25-28 April 2016, Sihanoukville – USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program provided training to 23 participants from different local churches through World Renew organization in Sihanoukville on the topic of safe migration and prevention of human trafficking. The participants travelled from five different provinces (Takeo, Kampong Speu, Kandal, Kampong Chhaing and Banteay Meanchey) to attend the training. By the end of the training, 78% of participants demonstrated good understanding of safe migration and human trafficking compared to only 47% before the training. Participants expressed that they hope to apply and share their new knowledge in their churches and communities.
As well as gathering participants for the training, World Renew provided support to the CTIP team in administering the sessions. World Renew and the CTIP program will continue to cooperate to build the capacity of and engage local church communities to prevent trafficking-in-persons, protect victims and promote safe migration.
The training aimed to increase the understanding of participants on the definition of trafficking-in-persons, how to identify potential cases and risky migration, victim identification, understanding on laws and policies related to trafficking-in-persons and understanding on safe migration. Video clips were shown and a number of case studies presented for participants to discuss and reflect on as a group.