Child Protection

Wednesday 9 October 2019

New Life of Thida*

When Thida* hears the loud, male voice of her teacher in the classroom, she cannot help but imagine her father hurting her family. Thida, now a 17-year-old girl studying in tenth grade at the Cambodia-Japan Friendship High School in her village, used to be a victim of domestic violence in her family.

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Positive Change is Possible: The Trauma of Domestic Abuse

Pausing from reading a book while sitting in a hammock, Thida* (name given by author to protect the child), a 13-year-old girl, told us that she loves her parents, especially her father because he is now taking good care of her and her siblings.

Monday 27 May 2019

Inspiring youths: the story of Baan Chantha

The road is windy and lined with palm trees on the way to Baan Chantha’s house where she lives with her mother and five siblings in Preah Sdach commune, Prey Veng province. Baan Chantha is 17 years old, and comes from a family of farmers.

Thursday 6 July 2017

Mother’s Heart prevents child-family separation

When Ming Oun’s young daughter, Rotana, became pregnant, Rotana thought she could raise her child and help out her mum at home. But just two months after the birth, Rotana realized she was not ready to be a mother. Neither she nor her equally young partner was mature enough to take on the responsibility of looking after the baby. The care of the baby boy was increasingly left to his working grandmother, Ming Oun.

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Enabling Transformational Change Through Community Social Work

“I wanted to apply but I was not sure I could pass and do this job,” she explained. “But my village chief explained how important it is to do this work. How it benefits not just my family, but the whole community, and others who are in the same situation. So I decided to apply.”