Media Releases

Two Convicted in Unique Labor Trafficking Case with 17 Victims

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, 25 September 2017 – Two men were sentenced to seven years in prison for trafficking 17 victims to China at the Phnom Penh Court of First Instance today. The victims were forced to work in a garment factory under false promises of university scholarships and vocational training…more

Cambodian Internet-Based Employment Solution Wins Two Awards

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, July 24, 2017 – The 2017 National ICT Awards recognized Bong Pheak, a USAID-funded employment service for low-skilled workers, as the year’s most important technology-for-development initiative in Cambodia, on July 21, 2017. The Awards panel – made up of innovation specialists – also acknowledged Bong Pheak as one of the two most valuable and innovative IT-based services in the country in 2017….more

Key Players in Siem Reap Human Trafficking Network Convicted

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA, May 19, 2017 – On May 18, three Cambodian citizens were convicted by a Siem Reap court for trafficking six Cambodian men into the Thai fishing industry.  These convictions are an important milestone in Cambodia’s efforts to combat trafficking in persons and were made possible…more

IJM Launches Project to Combat Labor Trafficking in Cambodia

WASHINGTON, DC, August 05, 2016 – As a response to the need for increased collaboration, International Justice Mission (IJM), the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, launched a new project in Cambodia to address labor trafficking in 2016. Through a generous grant from USAID managed by Winrock International, IJM is leveraging existing relationships with Cambodian law enforcement and justice system officials.