Every day 2.8 million children in Cambodia experience some form of abuse
The rights of a child to protection from all forms of violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect is a fundamental right guaranteed by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international and regional human rights treaties and standards. Yet violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation remain an all too real part of life for children in Cambodia.
There are 5.6 million children in Cambodia. According to a 2015 report by UNICEF, more than half of all Cambodian children have experienced some form of physical violence while a quarter have experienced some form of emotional abuse by the time they turn 18. The report adds that five percent of Cambodian children have also experienced some form of sexual abuse, many of whom say nothing out of fear of retaliation.
All of this is why we are committed to establishing permanent change in the way Cambodian children are viewed, treated and cared for.