Help End Human Trafficking in Cambodia

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Our Legal Support Project is just over a year old now and it's already seem much success. We need more lawyers to support our clients and bring justice to perpetrators. Your donations help us do exactly that. Here's a story from one of our cases:

The survivor (Case 70, Rape, Prey Veng province) felt lonely and hesitated to file complaint as she lacked understating of the legal system and was threaten by rapist to receive compensation. In addition, she has not any supporter who she can consult with on legal process so she never expected to receive justice. She felt pressured to just follow to what perpetrator's lawyer said, and finally she decided to make an agreement with them in purpose to end of court process by getting compensation. Finally, she met with our legal team to receive legal consultation. She began to understand the court proceeding of her case and now knows how to protect herself and find some resources to help her in need as contact to Chab Dai whenever she needed. So, she is committed to file complaint against the perpetrator, and not just take the compensation. She said: “I met with perpetrator's lawyer and they scare me by saying something about the court process, So I didn't know what should I do, just follow what they want me to do. But now it's fine because I have Chab Dai staff standing in my side and can help me any time I needed."

Without Legal Support the offender would have been free to continue to commit another crime. 

Chab Dai staff working in the province.
Chab Dai staff working in the province.

Before we had a lawyer on staff we had to refer our clients to another NGO or find other alternatives. Some of our clients never got the full attention needed to see their case brought successfully through the court system. The process of getting a case brought in front of judge could take up to 18 months.

To continue to give better care and support of our clients we hired our first full time lawyer late last year. Because of consistency and relationships built by our lawyer, our cases now only take around 3 months to be presented in front of a judge. This reduction in time means our clients receive much needed compensation quicker and convictions of offenders are more successful. You can listen to our Senior Project Manager descript this success in our video HERE.

We are excited to see how our legal team can better serve our clients in the future. By supporting Chab Dai you allow us to care for our clients in ways needed most: Counseling, Legal Support, Reintegration, Prevention, Advocacy or Research. It is only by collaborating that we can bring an end to abuse and exploitation in Cambodia. Our legal team will continue to collaborate with the court system in Cambodia to improve our conviction rate and give better care to our clients.

Thank you for your continued support!

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30 for 30 Fundraising Campaign
30 for 30 Fundraising Campaign

Announcing 30 for 30!

 This April we are excited to roll out our first month long fundraising event! Our goal is to raise 30,000 dollars during the month of April. Why April? Why 30,000? Why in 30 days? Let’s start with an introduction:

My name is Joe and I started volunteering for Chab Dai in the summer of 2015. I’ve stayed ever since accepting a full-time position. This year, in April, happens to be the time I finally turn 30. So, I felt there’s no better way to celebrate this milestone than try to raise funds for Chab Dai. It’ll also serve as a launching point for more video blogs in the future about various topics.

 
As you already support Chab Dai we want to extend an invitation to join us this month in learning more about our story. We ask for your help in sharing the campaign to your friends and family. Most importantly we ask for you to ask questions. If there’s anything you have wanted to know about trafficking or Chab Dai, now is a great time to connect with you. You can email me directly at joe@chabdai.org or connect with us on our Facebook.   
 
Over the month of April, it’ll be my goal to cover topics of human trafficking and exploitation in both Cambodian and global contexts. The issues we face as organizations in combatting exploitation. What are our needs as Chab Dai? What are the needs as a movement as a whole? We will also be featuring many of our staff and getting to know Chab Dai this month on a more personal level.

Why have we chosen this format?

It can be quite challenging to share the story of trafficking without being re-exploitative of survivor’s stories. Being that’s it’s my birthday month I’ve decided to share about our work through my journey at Chab Dai. Check out our campaign page at chabdai.org/30for30 regularly for updated videos, blog posts, and infographics to stay informed on our fundraising progress as well as learning more about the issues of human trafficking. To learn more about ethical storytelling please visit www.ethicalstorytelling.com. 
 
As far as the fundraising campaign goes, I think 30,000 is an easy target to reach. That’s only 300 people donating 100 dollars! 


Thank you once again for your continuing support!
 
-The Chab Dai Family

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Chab Dai International

Location: Folsom, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.chabdai.org
Project Leader:
Joseph Arnhold
Irvine, California United States
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