Women trafficking

Human trafficking can be described as a modern-day form of slavery. Trafficking involves the transport or trade of people within and across borders for the purpose of forcing them into slavery conditions. Trafficking is a serious violation of human rights. In Cambodia, DanChurchAid works for the recognition of trafficked persons, especially women and girls, to be seen as victims with rights - in need of protection and assistance - rather than as offenders or illegal migrants.

Girls at the CWCC shelter in Sisophon Svay: A safe haven to a former life of abuse of many kinds. CWCC is one of DanChurhcAid's local parnters in Cambodia.

The majority of people who are trafficked in Asia are women migrant workers. They migrate to escape poverty and discrimination, improve their lives and send money back to their families.
Cambodia, for instance, is a source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor. A significant number of Cambodian women and children are trafficked to Thailand and Malaysia for labor and commercial sexual exploitation.

At CWCC Secret Shelter in Sisophon, girls and young women of slavery and domestic violence find safe haven and learn different crafts.

The cruelty of human trafficking

Especially women and girls are attracted by the prospect of a well-paid job as a domestic servant, waitress or factory worker. Traffickers recruit victims through fake advertisements, mail-order bride catalogues and casual acquaintances.
  • What is promised to be a well-paid and decent job turns out to be nothing but inhumanity.

DanChurchAid fights trafficking

DanChurchAid and its Asian partners and networks fight trafficking by promoting the right to safe cross-border migration and non-exploitative work. In South and Southeast Asia, DanChurchAid works regionally with anti-trafficking in the context of migration, increasing operational knowledge of the migration-trafficking nexus.
DanChurchAid’s regional work on anti-trafficking focuses on strong advocacy towards governments and regional organisations such as South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and Association of Southeast Asian Nations, capacity building of partners, and raising awareness of migrants’ legal rights.
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