Project #276 | Building Capacity to Protect Girls from Online Sexual Exploitation
Our Partnership with AusCam Freedom Project
The most pervasive form of exploitation among children and young people in Cambodia is online child sexual exploitation, which was amplified by the pandemic as offenders, traffickers, and children all spent more time online. Predators target adolescent girls during a fragile developmental phase in order to emotionally entice and entrap them by accessing their information, obtaining photos, and developing relationships with the intent to exploit them either online or in person. Often girls are unable to recognize that they are in an unsafe relationship with someone who will later exploit them, so reporting of abuse is extremely low. This leaves millions of girls with a future that depends on their ability to resist potential trafficking.
We’re partnering with AusCam Freedom Project to create a protective environment for adolescent girls in Cambodia and build their resistance to online sexual exploitation. Through AusCam’s “Freedom Line”, Cambodia’s only crisis helpline specifically for young and adolescent girls, an estimated 60 children will able to report their situation, receive confidential risk assessments by highly-trained social workers, and access victim services and psychosocial support. Through our partnership, AusCam will also be able to develop a cloud-based risk assessment tool that NGOs can use to effectively screen for girls at high risk.
NEW CLIENTS WILL RECEIVE SUPPORT THROUGH THE FREEDOM LINE
GIRLS WILL RECEIVE COUNSELING, LEGAL ADVICE, FOOD AND/OR SHELTER
NEW CLOUD-BASED RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL DEVELOPED
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our human trafficking fund.