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MEMBERS and Member Directory

COSECAM's Member Directory can be downloaded here.

Current COSECAM's members include:

  1. Anakot Kumar (AK)
  2. Cambodian Centre for the Protection of Children Rights (CCPCR)
  3. Cambodian Children Against Starvation and Violence Association (CCASVA)
  4. Cambodian Defenders Project (CDP)
  5. Cambodian Hope Organisation (CHO)
  6. Child Assistance for Mobilisation and Participation (CAMP)
  7. Child Rights Foundation (CRF)
  8. Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre (CWCC)
  9. Cambodian Women’s Development Agency (CWDA)
  10. Damnok Toek/Goutte d'Eau Poipet
  11. Damnok Toek/Goutte d'Eau Neak Loeung
  12. Healthcare Centre for Children (HCC)
  13. Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi (KnK)
  14. Komar Rik Reay (KMR)
  15. Kumar Ney Kdey Sangkheum (KNKS)
  16. Legal Support for Children and Women (LSCW)
  17. Meahto Phum Ko'mah / HOMELAND (MPK)
  18. M'Lop Tapang
  19. Protection of Juvenile Justice (PJJ)
  20. Seva Kapea Kumar (SKK)
  21. Street Family Centre/ Ptea Teuk Dong (PTD)
  22. Vulnerable Children Assistance Organization (VCAO)
  23. Wathanakpheap (WP)
  24. World Vision Cambodia (WVC)

Member Information:

Anakot Kumar (AK)

Anakot Kumar aims to improve opportunities for children and their families who are living in especially difficult circumstances.  It promotes community based self-help structured initiatives for development through facilitating the work of local groups.  AK fosters children’s rights in Cambodia by addressing child issues at community level and by advocating for the rights of children.


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Cambodian Centre for the Protection of Children Rights (CCPCR)

CCPCR aims to promote children’s rights in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) by preventing child victimisation and by protecting children from violence and/or commercial sexual exploitation. It provides victims under the age of 18 with emergency shelter, vocational skills training and reintegration support. It currently runs the following programs:

  • Children’s Promotion and Prevention
  • Investigation and Rescue
  • Protection of Children’s Rights
  • Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reintegration.


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Cambodian children Against Starvation and Violence Association (CCASVA)

CCASVA is committed to developing the knowledge and skills of street children/youths to enable them to become responsible and sustainable members of the community. It does this by incorporating NGO and IO networks, and through on-going activities with the community. It provides non-formal education and life skills training to street children, as well as teaching them how to protect themselves from physical or sexual abuse. It also provides victims with legal assistance and reunites them with their family and communities.


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Cambodian Defenders Project (CDP)

CDP aims to strengthen human rights through law reform, promoting respect for the rule of the law and supporting free democracy movement. It hopes to improve the promotion and protection of trafficking victim’s human rights by increasing knowledge of trafficking laws among all members of the criminal justice system.

CDP provides victims of trafficking with legal assistance including legal consultation, representation and defence through all stages of the legal process. It is also committed to achieving law reform in the area of human rights.


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Cambodian Hope Organisation (CHO)

CHO hopes to enhance the protection of school aged children and their right to an education in a child friendly learning environment.  By helping the children to acquire better life skills and encouraging them to express their views, they can lead a safer more meaningful life.  CHO works with children: whose parents have HIV/AIDS, from landless families, from families where one or more parents has a disability, at risk of rape, exploitation and trafficking and from families with drug abuse, alcoholism or incarceration. It's activities include gospel sharing, supporting children to go to school, loans to students, building temporary centres in four villages, home vegetable gardening, HIV/AIDS homecare and awareness raising on child rights, trafficking and HIV/AIDS.


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Child Assistance for Mobilisation and Participation (CAMP)

CAMP’S mission is to promote children and youth participation by coordinating a children and youth network, advising on children’s rights, and monitoring the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It runs four programs:

  • Children Participation in Making Child Rights a Reality
  • Children Net - a national network of children working to ensure that the rights of children are respected and upheld 
  • Children Sponsorship - where boys and girls are sponsored to receive education until the end of high school
  • Youth Resources Development - which provides young people with the opportunity to gain experience by contributing to social problem solving, specifically in the area of child rights. 

CAMP also produces a variety of publications dealing with children’s rights.


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Child Rights Foundation (CRF)

CRF conforms to the UNCRC to ensure that children are respected, cared for and protected through four main projects:

  • Working for the understanding of children’s rights and needs through awareness raising and advocacy at all levels
  • Assisting the Government of Cambodia in the implementation of the UNCRC
  • Monitoring UNCRC implementation in Cambodia
  • Empowering children by promoting their participation and voice in society. 

It tries to mainstream UNCRC and relevant training in schools, and ensure child participation in the media by including the child’s input in newsletters, and support child participation in UNCRC promotion and monitoring.

crf2000@forum.org.kh and crf2002@online.com.kh

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The Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre (CWCC)

CWCC assist women and children to be free from violence and help them to empower themselves by providing intervention services, monitoring services, education and advocacy.  Its aim is to reduce violence against women through training, media campaigns, community organization and legal advocacy.  It currently runs a drop-in centre, provides confidential crisis shelter for protection and support which as: a counselling program (conducted in individual and group sessions), vocational training, health care, legal representation and services for children and youths including counselling, recreational activities and education.

cwccpnp@cwcc.org.kh / cwccppt@camintel.com / cwccsrp@camintel.com

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Cambodian Women’s Development Agency (CWDA)

CWDA aims to gain recognition for and enhance of the capacities and contributions of women in the process of national development. It currently runs a ‘community self prevention against trafficking of women and children’ program, a HIV/AIDS and sex workers program and a vocational training program.


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Damnok Toek/ Goutte D'eau Poipet

Damnok Toek Poipet (DTP) is located at the major border crossing between Cambodia and Thailand. Pojpet is a busy border town, where DTP is running activities at three different locations: At Wat Thmey near the town centre, at the Drop-in near the border and in one of the resettlement areas at Samarkum.

The Main Goals:

  • Prevention of child-abuse, substance abuse and child trafficking (cross-border trafficking to Thailand)
  • Rehabilitation of under age substance abusers and traumatized children
  • Integration of neglected children and street-children into Khmer society through informal education (day-care centre and vocational training) and formal education (public school)
  • Reintegration of trafficked and runaway children into their communities, their villages and, if possible, their families of origin
  • Capacity building of local staff.


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Damnok Toek/ Goutte D'eau Neak Loeung

Damnok Toek Neak Loeung (DTNL) is located at the Mekong river-crossing of the main road connecting Phnom Penh with Vietnam. It was the first project initiated by Goutte d'eau Switzerland and is now officially operating as a Cambodian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).

The Main Goals:

  • Prevention of child-abuse and child-trafficking 
  • Rehabilitation of under age substance-abusers and traumatized children 
  • Integration of neglected children and street-children into Khmer society through informal and formal education (day-care centre, vocational-training and public school) 
  • Reintegration of trafficked- and runaway-children into their culture, their villages and, if possible, their families of origin 
  • Capacity building of local staff.


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Healthcare Centre for Children (HCC)

HCC protect children and women’s rights through advocacy and by providing direct services in healthcare, educational support, social and economic development, technical support and skills training.  HCC currently runs a prevention program, which holds training and workshops to disseminate information on trafficking issues within their communities and provide a link to provincial and district level.  In addition it holds a protection program to rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate. Its temporary shelter provides psychological and physical care with special care for those suffering with HIV, addiction to drugs and for pregnant women.

info@hcc-cambodia.org / hcc.adm.fin@online.com.kh

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Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi (KnK)

KnK has been operating projects in Cambodia since 2000 and it is currently running two residential centers in Battambang and Phnom Penh to support a total of 60 adolescents who had been living on the streets and were trafficked domestically or internationally to Thailand.  Basic education and vocational training is provided as well as the psychological support to enable them to reintegrate into society.  Additionally, non-formal education is provided in Battambang prison for minor detainees. With the increased number of trafficked children repatriated from Thailand, KnK has begun to support these children in their shelters.


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Komar Rik Reay (KMR)

KMR supports disadvantaged children and youths who are in need of special protection from trafficking networks and the streets. It provides a centre and an outreach program to satisfy their basic needs and to rehabilitate and orientate them back into the community through adapted social services. One of its current programs is the Alternative Care Program which was started in April 2004 with the support from IOM to find and establish a network of foster parents in 10 communes of the Battambang district.  Several children have since been placed with foster parents after a vetting and training process.


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Kumar Ney Kdey Sangkheum (KNKS)

KNKS advance child rights by addressing issues at the community level and through promoting self-help initiatives, and advocate children’s rights at provincial and national levels. Workshops include, education and skills training, social welfare and child rights, income generation activities and community organising.


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Legal Support for Children and Women (LSCW)

LSCW aims to eliminate human trafficking, exploitation, rape and abuse as well as discrimination towards children and women in Cambodia. It provides legal support and services free of charge, including legal representation in court to victims of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, rape and abuse. It also provides training to the police, judiciary and local authorities about:

  • Laws pertaining to trafficking, rape and abuse,
  • The difference between trafficking, smuggling and illegal migration,
  • Sensitive ways of dealing with victims.


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Meahto Phum Ko'mah

Meahto Phum Koímah (MPK), also known as HOMELAND, is a non-governmental, non-profit organization operating with vulnerable children, especially street children, trafficked children, and children affected by chronic illness, including HIV/AIDS.

MPK was established and legally registered with the Ministry of the Interior on January 1, 1997 to address the situation of children living on the streets of Battambang town and has built itself slowly and methodically over the past seven years.

The aim of MPK is to improve the standard of living and well being of vulnerable children by providing a safe and secure environment, educational opportunities, vocational training and the possibility of family reunification or placement.


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M'Lop Tapang

M'Lop Tapang was created with the goal of giving street children access to the learning tools, resources, and opportunities they needed to empower themselves and become productive members of society. Since then, we have achieved this by offering regular meals, shelter, medical care, education, counselling, and protection from all types of abuse.

M'Lop Tapang strives to provide a safe haven for all of the street living and street working children of Sihanoukville, with the ultimate goal of reintegrating them into their families and community. We believe that to reintegrate a child into a secure family environment is fundamental to their development and well-being. For this reason, MíLop Tapang partners up with families to address the root problems that led these children to the streets in the first place. M'Lop Tapang is convinced that every child who has regained a sense of self-respect and returned to live with his or her family acts as an example to many others in the community.


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Protection of Juvenile Justice (PJJ)

PJJ plans to be a permanent independent legal centre for children, providing services of lawyers and legal defence to Cambodian children to ensure respect for and protection of the rights of child offenders and victims with the justice system. Its current activities involve legal aid for children, legal training, and publication of legal handbooks regarding CRC and children in the Cambodian justice system. It performs surveys of Cambodia’s prisons and, beginning in June 2004, organized a celebration for Cambodian children detained in prison.

pjjcambodia@online.com.kh and pjj@online.com.kh

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Seva Kapea Kumar (SKK)

SKK campaign against prostitution, try to prevent minors and youths from becoming victims of sexual trafficking/exploitation and assist children in conflict with the law. It has transit centres to receive victims of sexual abuse but offers services and shelter through other NGO’s.  Victims stay at the transit centres for 24 hours during which time they are offered counseling services by social workers.

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Street Family Centre/ Ptea Teuk Dong (PTD)

PTD hopes to improve the quality of lives and restore the dignity of street families and victims of sexual abuse and assist them in reintegrating into society so that children have a stable environment in which to grow. It aims to increase the ability of street families to be self reliant and have a dependable income through skills training and schooling for children. From 2001 PTD initiated a new project aimed at female victims of sexual abuse.


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Vulnerable Children Assistance Organization (VCAO)

VCAO (Vulnerable Children Assistance Organization) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established on June 27, 1994. This organization was created by a group of post-Khmer Rouge orphans out of their own concern for other younger children left abandoned and homeless to fence for themselves. These children are often neglected by society, with on one they can turn to for help. Due to extreme poverty, they are at risk for labor exploitation and child sex trafficking. Some children are forced into prostitution for their survival. This puts them at great risk for HIV/AIDS.


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Wathanakpheap (WP)

WP contributes to improving opportunities for disadvantaged children, women and their families and fosters the rights of children in Cambodia. It has programs covering the areas of social welfare and child rights, education and skills training, income generation activities and capacity building.


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World Vision Cambodia (WVC)

WVC is a Christian organization staffed by Cambodians who work with the poor and vulnerable to transform lives, build community and bring justice.  Its Neavear Thmey Center was established in 1997 and offers a transitional home for sexually exploited underage girls.  Its Phnom Penh Street Children Project, established in 1993 aims to enhance the life of street children, with a focus on reconciling children with their families.


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COSECAM Address: Room 594, 5th Floor, Building F, Phnom Penh Center, corner Sihanouk & Sothearos Blvd., P.O. Box: 574, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Phone: (855) 23 224 801 / 993 675 | E-mail: office@cosecam.org | Website: www.cosecam.org