Chab Dai Coalition was founded in 2005 as a response to what was, at the time, the emerging issue of human trafficking, and the desperate need for more coordination between stakeholders working in this field to address this issue. Chab Dai Cambodia has grown from 2 staff and 12 members to coalition of more than 50 member organizations, with 50 staff and 10 direct projects working to address sexual abuse and trafficking.
The issues of human trafficking, abuse and exploitation are complex and perpetrated by a network of criminals, corrupted systems and institutions. It takes a network to fight against a network. Joining our hands together creates the drive needed to combat the complex issues that cause human trafficking, abuse and exploitation. There is also a lack of concrete best practices in how we should treat survivors of human trafficking.
As an NGO and a collective of various organizations, we are committed to generating knowledge through research, reflections and documentation of our collective experiences. We aim to package these materials into shareable forms for training, workshops, forums, publications and other learning processes. Our knowledge generation and sharing is defined by our commitment to contribute to the body of knowledge and practice in Cambodia and globally to better address issues of human trafficking.
We exist so that families and communities at risk and those who have been trafficked, abused and exploited can find hope in a seemingly hopeless situation. It is our mission that they may all become what God created them to be, living as His children, protected from all forms of abuse and exploitation and experiencing His unconditional love. Through our research we also aim to give survivors a voice to give feedback to shelters on how to better support future survivors of human trafficking.