“One in 40 girls will be trafficked into sex slavery” - Slavery and human trafficking is still very much an ongoing issue in Cambodia. Had this amazing breakfast at Daughters of Cambodia, where every meal and every item sold in the store is created by those who were victims of human trafficking.
It was wonderful. We will be back!
Our visit to #Cambodia has been an #emotional#rollercoaster . The countries recent past has obviously had a lasting effect on all generations, as has its' #history . In the main, they are #joyous and #resilient people, from the #tuk -tuk drivers who are prepared to work an almost 24 hour day to cater to your needs, with a #smile on their face and an infectious #laugh to these incredible girls at #DaughtersofCambodia (https://www.daughtersofcambodia.org/ Daughters of Cambodia exists to empower those trapped in the sex industry in Cambodia to walk free and start a new life, with #healing , #dignity , and the means to #prosper ) - with #hope and #courage , they all face the #future . We could learn a lot from them and we come away more #grateful than ever for our #freedom , #education and #skills and a wish to give these gifts where and when we can. "I soon realized that no #journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the #world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world #within ." Lillian Smith
Daughters of Cambodia recognizes the impact of sexual exploitation as an abuse of human rights with detrimental effects on psychological and physical wellbeing. Daughters seeks to help victims find ways out of this situation and into a situation of safety, freedom and dignity, to find wholeness, and to become all that God created them to be.
Today I visited a seriously great organization called Daughters of Cambodia. The aim is to help provide resources and skills for women to leave and escape the awful world of human trafficking. These women work in fair trade businesses such as the boutique, cafe, and spa at the visitor center here in Phnom Penh. Almost all of the women experience a complete turn around in their lives and have the agency to live on their own and create a better life on their terms in their communities. They have also started the Sons of Cambodia which helps male transgender sex workers known as ladyboys escape from sex trafficking as well. Altogether this organization does amazing work and if you'd like to find out more information or donate to a great cause please check out their website! https://www.daughtersofcambodia.org