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USAID-Logo-(Final)USAID: USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. Since 2001, USAID has programmed over $200 million to counter human trafficking globally. USAID uses a “4P” approach: Prevention of trafficking; Protection of survivors; Prosecution of perpetrators; and investment in strong Partnerships with stakeholders across sectors to end trafficking.

USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Perons (CTIP) program is a 4-year program implemented by Winrock International that aims to improve systems to counter trafficking-in-persons in the country through a holistic approach that builds capacity of communities and the government to prevent trafficking, empowers and protects at-risk populations and supports perpetrator prosecution.

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Winrock International: Winrock International is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development with a focus on social, agricultural and environmental issues. Winrock’s mission is to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources across the globe. Winrock International is the current program implementor of USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons (CTIP) program as well as being the implementor of the previous CTIP project (CTIP II).

Coordination Partners

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Open Institute: Founded in 2006, Open Institute is a not-for profit organization aiming to promote widespread access to high quality education, information, communication, and technology for a more developed and just society.

  • What: Prevention.
  • Where: Country-wide, based in Phnom Penh.
  • Activities: Delivering accessible information on safe and smart migration to vulnerable populations through ICT tools that engage employers, employees and trusted intermediary sources of information, which will increase awareness on safe employment opportunities for those looking for jobs in low and unskilled sectors as an alternative to risky migration.

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International Justice Mission (IJM): IJM is the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, and is working on forced labour slavery in Cambodia.

  • What: Prosecution co-lead.
  • Where: Nationwide,
  • Activities: Increasing access to quality legal services, capacity building, carrying out collaborative casework, working towards victim-friendly case management, services and aftercare referrals, facilitating cooperation between the government and civil society organizations, building regional partnerships necessary to increase successful cross-border trafficking prosecutions and mainstreaming counter-trafficking police training into the national police training curriculum.

Sub-Grantees

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Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC): For more than 16 years CEDAC has been working to build the capacity and knowledge of rural farmers in ecologically sound agriculture, standing as one of the most preeminent Cambodian organizations in the fields of agricultural and rural development.

  • What: Prevention.
  • Where: Kampong Thom, Siem Reap and Prey Veng.
  • Activities: Training and coaching of ‘farmer promoters’ (who will share their knowledge with and support households in their villages to develop viable livelihoods), formation and training of of 100 village-based saving groups (each consisting of 20 families), selection of 10 at-risk youth from rural areas to take part in professional trainings and internships on agri-enterepeneurship and commercial farming, and organization of commune workshops to assist local government with addressing livelihoods of those vulnerable to trafficking, trafficking prevention and how to mobilise funds for these activities.

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Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights (CCPCR):

For almost twenty years, CCPCR has been implementing activities focused on the prevention and protection of children from abuse, advocacy of children’s rights, recovery and rehabilitation of children and young adults in abusive situations, reintegration and follow-up.

  • What: Prevention and protection.
  • Where: Svay Rieng and Koh Kong.
  • Activities: Prevention – Conducting 8 training workshops in 14 communes with local leaders on trafficking law, safe migration, resource mobilisation, job placement and livelihood development, tricks of trafficking brokers and the roles and responsibilities of local leaders; conducting 28 awareness raising meetings villagers in target communes on safe ways to migrate, prevention of trafficking, child rights and livelihood opportunities and providing livelihood support in the form of chicken, duck and cow raising, rice and vegetable growing, small loans, formation of agricultural cooperatives and formation of saving groups.
  • Protection – Providing basic emergency support in cases of repatriation and deportation from Vietnam and Thailand in close collaboration with the government through its transit centers, including medical checks and short-term stay as well as referral to further services; providing longer-term shelter services including community-based rehabilitation, that encompasses education, medical assistance and vocational training and working with families to reintegrate survivors including providing with small loans, education, referrals to internships or job placements and financial literacy training.

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  • What: Prosecution.
  • Where: Nationwide.
  • Activities: Monitoring, investigation and intervention in cases (including cross-border casework) and case follow-up, providing legal aid and representation to victims of human trafficking, providing assistance to victims awaiting repatriation including air ticket, food, accommodation and living costs, assistance for emergency needs of victims, monitoring and assisting with reintegration of survivors into their communities, networking and dialogue meetings with Cambodian Embassies and NGO partners in destination countries and advocacy initiatives including provincial educational workshops.

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Legal Support for Women and Children (LSCW): LSCW is experienced in working to suppress human trafficking in Cambodia for many years through various interventions from providing free legal aid to trafficked persons, advocating for policy and legal reform, prosecuting traffickers to working towards better protection for trafficked persons and abused migrant workers.

  • What: Prosecution.
  • Where: Nationwide.
  • Activities: Providing free legal advice and court representation to victims of trafficking and labor abuses, maintaining a 24 hour hotline for reporting cases of trafficking and labor abuse, organizing a working group on fisheries trafficking, building a strong regional and international network within which to advocate on issues, compiling and analyzing information on current migration policies in Thailand and Cambodia and organizing workshops to disseminate these findings to relevant NGOs and government agencies and conducting an assessment on labor abuse and forced labor in construction sites in Phnom Penh and holding a consultative workshop on this subject to formulate recommendations for better protection of construction workers.

2-SP Logo - IHQ ENGSamaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing aid to hurting people around the world.

  • What: Prevention and protection.
  • Where: Oddar Meanchey and Banteay Meanchey.
  • Activities: Prevention – Supporting existing saving groups as well as forming and supporting saving groups in 8 additional villages, conducting livelihoods assessments to verify appropriate climate resilient livelihood strategies and then training 80 households in these livelihoods (including sessions on technical skills such as budget management and marketing) and working with commune leaders to encourage budgeting to address vulnerability to trafficking and raise finances for related activities.
  • Protection – assisting Cambodian deportees returning through the Poipet border crossing with Thailand through their Migrant Assistance Centre (MAC) by identifying victims of trafficking; providing basic services including water, food, immediate psychological support, short-term stay and personal provisions; assisting victims to access medical and legal aid; referring to appropriate services; providing education on safe migration and trafficking awareness; arranging travel back to their hometown and following up with trafficking victims.

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Sovann Phoum: Sovann Phoum has a long track record of implementing economic programs in the form of both on-farm and off-farm livelihood activities in Cambodia.

  • What: Prevention.
  • Where: Kampong Cham and Phnom Penh.
  • Activities: Formation of 16 saving groups (total 560 members), establishment of animal/crop banks and loan services attached to saving groups, tailored trainings on livelihood development to 15 communes, establishment of two chicken raising demonstration farms and training/technical support to 32 villagers interested in chicken raising, linking farmers’ products to available markets and providing assistance to local government in integration of livelihood alternatives into commune investment plans and mobilizing funds for commune investment plans.
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