Phnom Penh: Friday 31st of July 2020, The USAID Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons (CCTIP) project held a learning Conference to present the main achievement of the five-year project, highlight good practices, and provide a roadmap for combating TIP more sustainably in Cambodia. This event will tell the project story – which ends September 30, 2020 – through photos, videos, and testimonies from stakeholders.
Cambodia government representatives, CCTIP beneficiaries, international NGOs, local organizations, the private sector, USAID, and other U.S. Government agencies will gather at the Himawari Hotel Apartments in Phnom Penh to reflect on the project’s impact and discuss future actions in the continuing fight against human trafficking.
The USAID CCTIP project addressed the root causes of human trafficking by creating livelihood opportunities for survivors and links to jobs in the country. The project strengthened safety nets that protect trafficking survivors, build capacity to prevent and monitor trafficking, and leveraged private sector actors to advance CTIP efforts.
USAID Mission Director Veena Reddy and Her Excellency Chou Bun Eng, Permanent Vice-Chair of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking will deliver messages signifying the urgency to sustain and intensify the movement to fight human trafficking in Cambodia. The event will take place on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The theme this year is “Committed to the Cause – Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking” which highlights the essential role of first responders to human trafficking in victim identification, survivors counseling, or legal support. The USAID CTIP project has worked to strengthen all these areas and provide essential service to survivors over the past five years.
Photo by: Sakura Engly