OneChild is thrilled to be teaming up with Action Pour Les Infants (APLE), a Cambodian NGO with a track record of success in monitoring and investigating child sexual abuse and exploitation in Cambodia. APLE has rescued (as of January 2014) 566 children from commercial sexual exploitation and brought to legal accountability close to 190 sex offenders.
Children as young as four years old have been sold into sex slavery in Cambodia, and minors make up more than 25% of sex slavery victims. APLE’s “Against Trafficking in Persons Project” is vital in our hope to fight this disgusting crime.
The Purposes of This Partnership:
- Reduce the number of persons victimized of human trafficking by increasing the number of traffickers being arrested and convicted.
- Improve support and protection for trafficking victims by providing access to rehabilitative services and legal assistance.
- Improve police responses through training workshops for law enforcement officers.
Fundraising Efforts Will Go Toward:
- An Investigation Team who will do daily checks into human trafficking rumors and cases and report all findings to Cambodia’s anti human trafficking police. This will ensure the rescue of trafficking victims, and the arrest of suspected offenders.
- A Social Team, consisting of three social workers, who will attend to any needs trafficking victims might have, and provide social and rehabilitative support.
- A Legal Team, consisting of two lawyers, who will provide legal counselling, protection, and representation for trafficking victims. This will ensure the full protection of trafficking victims, and the successful prosecution of traffickers.