Welcome to Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children's Rights Career Protection Program Prevention Program

Phase 2: Rehabilitation

The girls are cared for by trained houseparents and shelter mothers and are given guidance and support by a counselor and reintegration officer.

Many girls have been through traumatic experiences and CCPCR feels it is very important that we provide counseling to our beneficiaries to reduce feelings of shame, isolation and fear; and to improve self-sufficiency and self-esteem.

All girls receive medical (including HIV testing) and dental check-ups on arrival at the shelter, as well as medical care if they become sick. In addition CCPCR is instigating an education program to cover basic medical knowledge, especially in the area of reproductive health, as well as providing life-skills training in the areas of nutrition and personal hygiene.

All girls attend primary education at local state schools. CCPCR also provides non-formal education and life-skills lessons at the shelters in addition to vocational skills training to all of the girls.

Due to the nature of their abuse or exploitation, a number of girls require legal assistance. CCPCR partners with the organizations LICADHO and Adhoc that assist with any legal needs. However, there is no strong system in place to encourage beneficiaries to pursue legal cases against abusers. There is a need for staff trained in extracting sensitive information from victims. A high percentage of trafficking cases go unreported, those that do get reported are often not investigated, or if investigated often left not prosecuted due to a lack of legal representation and evidence gathered.

The provisions in the shelters are basic, but offer a place for the children to be children, to grow, laugh and learn together in a safe and loving environment.

CCPCR reviews the programs regularly in order to provide successful and sustainable rehabilitation and reintegration for each girl.

Children are provided with:
  • A safe and secure environment and basic needs such as: food, clothes, accommodation and health checkups.
  • Basic education, including all necessary school materials.
  • Psychological and medical treatment including counseling
  • Community based rehabilitation
  • Vocational skills, including sewing, cooking, weaving, hairdressing, motor and electronics repair, handicrafts, housekeeping and agricultural training. Training either takes place at the shelter (for example sewing and weaving in Phnom Penh), or children are referred to private shops for more specialized training and apprenticeship programs.*
  • Extra lessons in English, Math and Computer skills.*
  • Sports activities and health care workshops.*
  • Social activities, including excursions.*
  • The shelters also benefit from the help of international volunteers who provide English tuition, art classes and extra-curricular activities to the children outside of their normal school hours.
*The extent of the vocational programs and special activities are dependent upon funding at any given time.

Last year CCPCR received 211 new cases (including one boy) through its NGO network and various stakeholders such as the Social Affairs department, CBPN members, LICADHO, VSNP, Anti-Trafficking Police, RAO and local authorities.

Ø  95 child victims accepted to stay at Svay Rieng shelter.

Ø  116 child victims accepted to stay at Phnom Penh shelter


No. of cases



 144 cases

Counselling  and individually tailored therapy


 142 cases

Full reintegration including referrals to communities, NGOs, partners or the private sector to receive vocational training skills.


143 cases

Computer, English, Arts and Crafts training in CCPCR shelters


45 cases

Vocational training courses and reintegration back to their families and/or communities.


49 cases

Education at public schools (from grade 1 to grade 12)


189 cases

Workshop training and education on family planning, reproductive health, morality, safe migration, drug addiction, swine flu, H1N1, gender equality, laws of human trafficking, children’s rights, advocacy, cooking, basic agriculture (cattle farming), vegetable growing and horticulture.


65 cases

Attended non-formal education in CCPCR shelter and communities.


220 cases

Provided general physical medical check-ups through private firms


78 cases

Received dental check-ups and treatment from private dentists.


40 cases

Received HIV/AIDs, STD, general health and organ tests




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