This project will provide professional trauma counseling to shelter-based victims of human trafficking, rape and domestic violence residing at a safe-shelter near the Thai-Cambodian border.
Gender-based violence is rampant in Cambodia, where girls are expected to remain chaste until marriage and are generally held in lower regard than boys. Widespread sex trafficking and rape present Cambodian girls with a painful irony: in addition to the trauma of sexual assault and abuse, victims are often blamed for what has happened to them. Ostracized and shouldering a burden of guilt for having shamed their families, many girls have no where to turn...
Lotus Outreach gives victims of sexual violence the opportunity to participate in individual and group counseling in a safe environment so they can heal from their trauma and reclaim their dignity, self-worth and overall mental health.
Programs that supply professional counseling for victims of sex crimes are known to reduce related concerns like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction and suicide.
Total Funding Received to Date: $4,415
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $7,085
Total Funding Goal: $11,500
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).