We have chosen OneChild Canada as our December group of the month for their work in eliminating child sexual exploitation. This youth-driven and youth-run non-for-profit takes a rights-based approach to deal with the abolition of child sexual exploitation.
OneChild Canada believes that young people hold a tremendous power to change the world, presented with the right tools and information, they can and will change the world. Founded by Cheryl Perera from Toronto, Canada, has been inspiring youth through this organization to take action against child sex slavery since 2005. This Canadian-based, non-governmental organization is unlike any other organization that is dedicated to ending the global sex trade in children. OneChild was uniquely created and driven by children and youth with a shared passion for playing an active role in confronting the commercial exploitation of children and preserving the innocence of their peers around the world.
OneChild’s Work In Cambodia
OneChild has teamed up with Action Pour Les Infants (APLE), a Cambodian non-governmental organization with a track record of success in monitoring and investigating child sexual exploitation and abuse in Cambodia. APLE has rescued and helped 566 children from sexual exploitation and brought 190 sex offenders to face legal accountability for their actions.
Children as young as four years old have been sold into sex slavery in Cambodia, and minors make up more than 25% of sex slavery victims. APLE’s “Against Trafficking in Persons Project” is vital in the hope to fight this disgusting crime.
This partnership with APLE hopes to reduce the number of persons that have been victims of human trafficking by increasing the number of traffickers that face legal accountability for their actions. This partnership also includes improving the support and protection mechanisms for trafficking victims by ensuring they have access to rehabilitative services and legal assistance. This partnership also hopes to improve policy and government response by providing training workshops for law enforcement officers.
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- An Investigation Team who will do daily checks into human trafficking rumors and cases and report all findings to Cambodia’s anti human trafficking police. This will ensure the rescue of trafficking victims, and the arrest of suspected offenders.
- A Social Team, consisting of three social workers, who will attend to any needs trafficking victims might have, and provide social and rehabilitative support.
- A Legal Team, consisting of two lawyers, who will provide legal counselling, protection, and representation for trafficking victims. This will ensure the full protection of trafficking victims, and the successful prosecution of traffickers.