4 August 2016, Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s leading arts and culture center, Meta House, held a Labour Trafficking Documentary night screening a number of films on the subject including ‘Where is the Horizon?‘, a short documentary produced by the CTIP program on the case brought against a recruitment agency who cheated more than 1,000 Cambodians to work in exploitative conditions on fishing boats around the
world. The screening was attended by the Program Manager of CTIP-partner Legal Support for Women and Children (LSCW), Mom Sokchar, who conducted a Q&A session with the 13 documentary night attendees and gave updates on the case.
Through LSCW, the CTIP program provided legal aid to the fishermen cheated and exploited by Giant Ocean.
CTIP has been working on cases of men trafficked to fishing boats since 2011, supporting 313 fishermen through legal aid, repatriation assistance, reintegration support and social services. A recent case saw CTIP play a key role in the repatriation and reintegration of 54 men trafficked to Thai fishing boats.