News Updates

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May 2017, A family can earn a good living by using animal raising and vegetable growing skills provided by USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program through Winrock International and the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture…more


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19 May 2017, Siem Reap – 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


IMG_6886Workshop Examines Implementation of Migration Policy between Thailand and Cambodia

18 May 2017, Phnom Penh – Representatives from the Cambodian government, civil society and private sector met yesterday to discuss the implementation of migration policies between Thailand and Cambodia, and to identify good practices, challenges and opportunities in this area…more


IMG_6348Partners Meet to Learn From and Strengthen Program Activities

4-5 May 2017, Phnom Penh – After working on human trafficking and migration related issues for over a year, partners of USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program gathered for two days to share their lessons learned, best practices and key challenges…more


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May 3 2017, Phnom Penh – The National Committee for Counter Trafficking in Persons conducted a consultative workshop on the findings of the mid-term review of its National Action Plan 2014-2018…more


IMG_6824 copyProvincial Workshop Strengthens Collaboration to Fight Labor Trafficking

30-31 March 2017, Prey Veng – To increase knowledge and collaboration to fight labor trafficking at the provincial level, a workshop was held in Prey Veng. The workshop brought together government, civil society and community members together…more


Social Workers Trained on National Standards for Identifying Victims of Trafficking

30-31 March 2017, Phnom Penh – To strengthen the enforcement of the National Standard to Identify Victims of Human Trafficking, 50 social workers from 13 NGOs working with people vulnerable to human trafficking were trained…more


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Expert Visits CTIP to Learn About Anti-Trafficking Approaches

21 March 2017, Phnom Penh & Kampong Cham – To learn about anti-trafficking methods a USAID Thailand anti-trafficking expert visited CTIP activities in Phnom Penh and Kampong Cham…more


USAID CTIP Snapshot 10 Photo 1Local Leaders Share Lessons Learned and Plan for Sustainable Anti-Trafficking Efforts 

January 2017, Svay Rieng – Three months after being trained on trafficking and safe migration, local leaders committed to protecting their communities met in Svay Rieng province in Cambodia to share their lessons learned and create plans for community-led anti-trafficking activities….more


17098690_1923124707971167_4168843436627132943_nSurvivors and  Key Stakeholders Brought Together in Kampong Cham to Identify Solutions to Trafficking and Migrant Abuse

3 March 2017, Kampong Cham – To find solutions to human trafficking and the abuse of migrants, relevant key players including government officials, NGO representatives, human trafficking victims and returned migrants gathered to review and reflect on social and legal services …more


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27 February-1 March 2017, Phnom Penh – To ensure marginalized groups are included and their needs addressed in counter-trafficking activities, 28 implementers of USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program attended and took part in training on ‘Understanding Gender and Social Discrimination and Reaching Out to Discriminated Groups’…more


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24 February 2017, Phnom Penh – Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, expressed his appreciation to USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program implemented by Winrock International for its contribution to the National Committee for Counter Trafficking in Persons (NCCT) to combat human trafficking at all levels…more


16832401_1918132778470360_1621540292001116035_nRegional Meeting Strengthens Joint Efforts Between Thai and Cambodian NGOs

22 February 2017, Phnom Penh – To strengthen effective joint efforts between Cambodian and Thai NGOs to support Cambodian migrants in Thailand, Legal Support for Children and Women (LSCW) supported by USAID‘s Cambodia Countering-in-Persons program implemented by Winrock International and The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) conducted a civil society regional meeting…more


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22 February 2017, Banteay Meanchey – In order to improve the functioning of the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Committee for Counter Trafficking in Persons (PCCT), USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program implemented by Winrock International supported the PCCT to organize an annual meeting to review the past year’s achievements and to prepare the 2017 Action Plan…more


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11 February 2017, Phnom Penh – Short films made by survivors of human trafficking were screened and a Q&A was held between audiences and representatives from Winrock International at the Chaktomuk Film Insight 2017 Part 1 held at Meta House…more


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Police Commit to Applying New Techniques for Enhanced Anti-Trafficking Investigations

November 2016, Phnom Penh – Police officers received certifications for completing a training on investigative interview techniques. They committed to applying their new knowledge in practice to rescue and protect vulnerable people and victims of trafficking. Through the support of USAID’s…more


usaid-ctip-case-study-3-photo-copyBong Pheak Gives Hope to Young Low-Skilled Job Seeker

January 2017, Phnom Penh – Lihorn Naw is from Kampong Cham province in Cambodia and is 24-years old. She has never migrated before but started to consider migrating because she had been searching unsuccessfully for a job for such a long time within Cambodia…more


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Newly-Established Prey Veng PCCT Conducts First Meeting

18 January 2017, Prey Veng – The Prey Veng Provincial Committee for Counter Trafficking in Persons (PCCT) was established on 1 November 2016 by Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, Minister of Interior and Chair of National Committee for Counter Trafficking in Persons (NCCT) to strengthen counter-trafficking efforts in the province…more


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Government Recognizes Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons Program Contributions to National Anti-Human Trafficking Day

December 2016, nationwide – Celebrations took place across Cambodia for the 12 December National Anti-Human Trafficking Day, lead by the government and supported by NGOs including USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons (CTIP) program implemented…more


img_4819Government and NGOs Join Hands to Celebrate National Anti-Human Trafficking Day

11 December 2016, Phnom Penh – High-ranking government officials and NGOs joined hands to celebrate Cambodia’s National Anti-Human Trafficking day on 11 December, reaffirming their commitment to countering trafficking through cooperative action. The celebration was organized…more


img_4274-1Trafficking Survivors Acquire Business Know-How to Improve Their Livelihoods

December 2016 – To increase incomes and create an enabling environment for trafficking survivors, USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program implementing partners …more


ccpcr-12Abused Migrants and Victims of Human Trafficking Repatriated from Vietnam and Supported

November 2016, Bavet – With the support of USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program implemented by Winrock International, the Cambodia Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights repatriated and provided support to 33 victims of trafficking and abused migrants between the ages of 2 and 52 years who were forced to work in Vietnam as beggars and sell lottery tickets…more


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November 2016 – After his father left the family when he was only 12 years old, Dara* quit school to find work to provide food for his mother and three siblings. With no opportunities for earning money, Dara and his family travelled to beg on the streets of Vietnam. Life in Vietnam was difficult for Dara and his family, who barely made enough to survive…more


screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-10-09-38-amUSAID Visit and Share Ideas With Fruit Producing and Savings Groups

27 October 2016, Prey Veng – USAID representatives visited CTIP prevention activities implemented by CEDAC in Prey Veng province to observe activities, ask question and share ideas with the groups. The representatives visited savings groups and fruit producing groups…more


usaid-ctip-snapshot-8-photo-1-copySurvivors of Human Trafficking Heal Through Filmmaking Project for Short Film Festival

October-November 2016, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh – Survivors of human trafficking were empowered to express themselves and heal through creating short films on the topic of human trafficking and migration for the Chaktomuk Short Film Festival 2016 (CSFF), Cambodia’s largest annual short film festival. The group of survivors created short films based on their and other’s experiences of human trafficking and migration…more


usaid-ctip-snapshot-7-photo-1-copyEmployment Platform for Low and Unskilled Workers Provides Trusted Local Job Information as an Alternative to Risky Migration

19 October 2016, Phnom Penh – An innovative employment service for low and unskilled workers that aims to provide information on safe local jobs as an alternative to unsafe migration has been launched in Cambodia. The platform, ‘Bong Pheak’, was developed by Open Institute, a partner of USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program…more


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Forum Empowers Human Trafficking Survivors to Make Recommendations to Policymakers & NGOs

25-27 September 2016, Siem Reap – A group of human trafficking survivors from across Cambodia came together for a three-day ‘Voices of Human Trafficking Survivors Forum’ between the 25-27 September to express their expert opinions on key anti-trafficking issues, evaluate services for survivors and voice their recommendations on anti-trafficking programs and policy…more


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Rice Farming System Equips Vulnerable Farmers to Triple Rice Profits and Decrease Risk of Trafficking

September 2016, Siem Reap – Villagers gather in a rice field in Siem Reap to be trained on a method for tripling rice farming profits that they will pass on to others in their villages, so that entire communities can increase their incomes to prevent unsafe migration and trafficking…more


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Social Inclusion Assessment Ensures Marginalized Groups Benefit From and Equally Access CTIP Program Activities

6 October 2016, Phnom Penh – To ensure marginalised and socially discriminated groups benefit from and are treated equally by the Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons (CTIP) program, its gender expert presented the key findings of an in-depth gender and social inclusion assessment to the program’s partner NGOs yesterday…more


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CTIP Research Presentation Highlights Need for Mechanism to Improve Job Information for Safe Internal Migration

15 September 2016, Phnom Penh – Supported by the Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons project carried out in partnership between USAID and Winrock, Open Institute presented its research results on internal migration for low and unskilled work..more


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Survivors of Labor Trafficking Receive Support to Pursue Safe and Sustainable Income Sources

September 2016 – With the support of USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons (CTIP) program carried out in partnership with Winrock International, the Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights (CCPCR) has reintegrated 15 survivors of labor trafficking and exploitation back to their communities in August…more


USAID CTIP Snapshot 4 Photo 2Local Youth Organization Launches Radio Show to Raise Awareness on Trafficking With Support From CTIP

14 August 2016, Phnom Penh – ASEAN Youth Leaders Association Cambodia (AYLA Cambodia) launched its community radio program called “Radio Voice of Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons” to raise awareness and educate the public on safe migration and prevention of trafficking…more


IMG_1753Chaktomuk Short Film Festival 2016 Mobilizes Siem Reap Youth to Produce Films on Human Trafficking and Migration

24 August 2016, Siem Reap – Chaktomuk Short Film Festival 2016 (CSFF2016) organized an outreach campaign to mobilize youth to produce films on to human trafficking and migration at Build Bright University and Platinum Cineplex in Siem Reap yesterday. At the event Sean Callahan, USAID Cambodia Deputy Mission Director said he was very happy that trafficking in persons and migration… more


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CTIP Partner Coordinates Release and Repatriation of Enslaved Cambodian Bride

August 2016 – In November 2013, 27-year-old Srey Leap* left Phnom Penh with four other Cambodian women for China. She left her family and village for a high-paying factory job to support her family, a job that she was promised by a broker. However, when the women arrived, they were forced to marry Chinese men or pay $1,000 to the brokers, and none of them had $1,000 to pay. Srey Leap was forced to marry a Chinese man, and after giving birth to his child he and his family became abusive towards her…more


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Labor Trafficking Documentary Night Highlights Major Legal Case Supported by CTIP

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…more


USAID CTIP Snapshot 3 Photo 1CTIP Secures Second Chance at Education for 22 Trafficked Children Forced to Beg in Vietnam

July 2016 – 33 Cambodians, including 22 trafficked children, were repatriated from Vietnam by the Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights (CCPCR), a partner of USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) program implemented by Winrock International in collaboration…more


IMG_1537CTIP Celebrates World Day Against Trafficking with Special Live Show to Raise Awareness on Prevention of Trafficking with the Cambodian Public

30 July 2016, Phnom Penh – To celebrate World Day Against Trafficking, USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons (CTIP) program held a special live comedy show to raise awareness on prevention of trafficking with the Cambodian public…more


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Feature: Saving Groups Address Economic Root Causes of Trafficking

July 2016, Kampong Thom – Under the shadow of a tree in a rural village in Kampong Thom, a group of women are gathering to deposit into their savings fund with smiles of hope for the future. They are members of a saving group formed by the ….more


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CTIP-Supported Short Film Festival Explores Themes of Human Trafficking and Migration for Awareness Raising and Prevention

8 July 2016, Phnom Penh – The CTIP program, in partnership with Kon Khmer Koun Khmer, held the Media Launch of the Chaktomuk Short Film Festival 2016 (CSFF2016) at Mito Hotel, with the aim of formally announcing the festival and call for submissions…more


Collaborative Effort Leads to Successful Repatriation of 54 Cambodian Men Trafficked to Fishing Boats

Repatriation Snapshot Pic 1June 2016 – Four months after being trafficked to Thai fishing boats where they were forced to work in exploitative conditions, 54 Cambodian men were, at last, rescued and returned home to Cambodia. Their safe return was the result of strong collaboration, which was led by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the involvement of…more


13592188_10153834619873224_1450418814693382090_nCambodia Upgraded to Tier 2 in US Department of State’s 2016 TIP Report

1 July 2016, Phnom Penh – We are proud to announce that Cambodia has been upgraded to Tier 2 in the 2016 U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report. Congratulations to the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) Royal Government of Cambodia and NGOs who have worked so hard to combat trafficking in Cambodia…more


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A multi-organizational effort was coordinated to repatriate 54 Cambodian men who were trafficked to fish on Thai boats in Indonesian waters The men experienced exploitative labor conditions…more


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Youth Volunteers Trained on Trafficking and Safe Migration for Awareness Raising Activities

26 June 2016, Phnom Penh – Youth volunteers from Koun Khmer Koun Khmer (4Ks) and the ASEAN Youth Leaders’ Association Cambodia (AYLA) actively participated in a training on Trafficking in Persons and Safe Migration…more


13495299_1782684848681821_8324883670383607276_nKoh Kong Leaders Gain Knowledge on Safe Migration and Trafficking to Protect Their Communities

26-28 June 2016, Koh Kong – The CTIP program provided a training on prevention and protection of human trafficking, safe migration and child labor to 30 local leaders including commune chiefs…more


OI tech data collection training picTraining Held on Use of Technology in Collection of Data on Internal Migration to Prevent Trafficking

15-16 June 2016, Phnom Penh – USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) program conducted a training on the use of technology to gather information about internal migration that will help to prevent trafficking in persons in Cambodia…more


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Cambodian Bride Rescued and Repatriated from China

16 June 2016, Phnom Penh – A Cambodian woman was rescued, repatriated and reunited with her family on the 16th June with support from USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking in Persons program implemented by Wirock International… more


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Feature: Cambodian Migrants Share Knowledge on and Experiences of Migration to Develop Information Service

June 2016, Banteay Meanchey – The rates of migration in Cambodia’s northern provinces are often high, with many individuals migrating to Thailand to look for work. These migrants often make their journeys will little or unreliable information…more


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CTIP Continues Fifth Year of Support for Provincial Committee for Counter Trafficking in Banteay Meanchey

31 May 2016, Banteay Meanchey – The CTIP program attended the quarterly meeting of the Provincial Committee for Counter Trafficking (PCCT) in Banteay Meanchey province this month with 82...more


IMG_0152USAID’s CTIP Expands Partnership to Maximize Services for Victims of Trafficking

31 May 2016, Phnom Penh – USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons (CTIP) program coordinated a meeting between Pour Un Sourire D’enfant (PSE) and CTIP NGO partners to establish a partnership…more


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25-27 May 2016, Svay Rieng – CTIP trained 24 village chiefs and commune counselors from 13 villages in Svay Rieng province on migration policies and trafficking law. In collaboration with program-partner CCPCR...more


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Chinese Photographer Shares Powerful Images of Cambodian Bride to Prevent Trafficking

May 2016; Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham & Siem Reap – While working on a story about Cambodian women who were trafficked to China for marriage in 2014, 25-year-old Chinese documentary photographer Yan Cong met a Cambodian woman named Buntha in Jiangxi province, China…more


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Mobile Photo Exhibition in Siem Reap Raises Awareness with Students on Marriage Trafficking

18-23 May 2016, Siem Reap – The launch of the last installment of the mobile photo
exhibition, ‘High Expectations; Hard Realities’, was held on May 18th at Build Bright University in Siem Reap with over 100 student participants, and was presided over by H.E. You Sophea…more


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Over 400 Attend Mobile Photo Exhibition in Kampong Cham Raising Awareness on Dangers of Migration for Marriage

10 May 2016, Kampong Cham – Over 400 participants including local villagers, monks and students attended the launch of the second instalment of the mobile…more


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Mobile Photo Exhibition Raises Awareness on Migration for Marriage Among Students and the Public in Phnom Penh 

3 May 2016, Phnom Penh – More than 100 participants attended the launch of the mobile photo exhibition, ‘High Expectations; Hard Realities’, at the Royal University of Law..…more


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25-28 April 2016, Sihanoukville – USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program provided training to 23 participants from different local churches…more


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CTIP Attends PCCT Quarterly Meeting in Kampong Cham

8 April 2016, Kampong Cham – The quarterly meeting of the Provincial Committee for Counter Trafficking (PCCT) in Kampong Cham was attended by…more


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8 April 2016, Svay Rieng – USAID-Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program (USAID-CTIP), through partner organization Cambodian Center …more


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Winrock International CEO Visits CTIP Program in Cambodia

March 29 2016 – Rodney Ferguson, President and CEO of Winrock International, met with staff of Winrock’s USAID-Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons (CTIP) program…more


CTIP Sub-Grantees for Prevention and Protection Sign Agreements and Undergo Orientation

March 2016, Phnom Penh – CTIP finalized the signing of four sub-grant agreements with Sovann Phoum, Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights (CCPCR)…more


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USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-persons (CTIP) program organized a Planning and Partners Meeting..more


US-AmbassadorU.S. Ambassador Announces New USAID Program to Combat Human Trafficking in Cambodia

25 February 2016, Phnom Penh – H.E. William A. Heidt, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, announced the new four-year Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons (CTIP) program funded by USAID…more


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Launch of National Guidelines to Identify Victims of Human Trafficking

25 February 2016, Phnom Penh – Samdech Kralahome Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education…more


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CTIP Programme Contributes to Strengthening Roles of PCCT in Combating Human Trafficking

18 February 2016, Siem Reap – At the Annaul Reflection event of the Provincial Committee for Countering Trafficking-in-Persons (PCCT) in Siem  …. more


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9 February 2016, Phnom Penh – USAID’s CTIP provided an interactive training on human trafficking to 59 Peace Corps volunteers…more


IMG_0050-copyCTIP Facilitates Partnership with the National Employment Agency to Establish Employment Service System for Low-Skilled and Unskilled Workers

5 February 2016, Phnom Penh – USAID-CTIP met with the National Employment Agency (NEA) in Phnom Penh to develop joint initiatives…more


Meeting with Koh Kong PCCT ChairCTIP Program Maintains Collaboration with Koh Kong Provincial Committee to Combat TIP

23 January 2016, Koh Kong – USAID-CTIP met with the Chair of Provincial Counter Trafficking-in-Persons (PCCT) of Koh Kong to learn about ongoing work and future plans for counter-trafficking in the province, and to strengthen cooperation and collaboration with the project..more


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23 January 2016, Koh Kong – USAID-CTIP team met the commune chief and counsellors of Dang Paeng commune of  Koh Kong province.  CTIP is going to start working closely with this commune…more