AFESIP Cambodia 

Acting for Women in Distressing Situations 

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1-Siem Reap center received 2 girls

  • A  14-year old girl from Siem Reap province, victim of rape by her step-father was admitted to the center on 21 January 2014. She was later on sent to Somaly House on 21 March 2014 to continue her study at secondary school in Kompong Cham province. She was referred to AFESIP center by Banteay Srei Organization partner. She told the staff she wanted to move from her home village to where she can feel to be free from local and classmates’ discrimination. It is known that her step-father has escaped to Thailand after her mother filed complaint to local police.
  • Another 14-year old girl from Pursat province was raided on 24 March 2014 by the police on child prostitution case and sent to Siem Reap Center on 25 March 2014. She is HIV positive since birth as her mother also positive, a beggar in Siem Reap Province.

She suggested local authorities and NGOs to take legal action against perpetrators and help her free from the somber situation. AFESIP will manage to refer this case to another NGO which undergoes proper HIV/AIDS treatment and care.

TOTAL of residents in the center as of 27 March: 43

2-Tomdy Center received 15 girls

  • 10 girls, victims of human trafficking from Kompong Cham, Kampot, Svay Rieng, Banteay Mean Chey and Kandal provinces and 5 girls, victims of rapes, child labor from Kratie, Kandal, Stung Treng and Battambang Provinces were sent to Phnom Penh Tomdy Center to attend hairdressing  and sewing training courses.

TOTAL residents in the center as of 27 March: 44

3-Somaly House received 12 children

  • 10 girls, victims of rapes including 8 from Takeo and 2 from Siem Reap provinces. Other 2 cases are trafficking and preventive cases.  In January alone there were 11 children admitted to the Somaly House in Kompong Cham province and most of them are from 8 to 14 years old. They were sent to public school and attend English classes at the Somaly House.

TOTAL children in the center as of 27 March: 73

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