What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is the global trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor (19%) or commercial sexual exploitation (80%). Other forms are the extraction of organs or tissues, including surrogacy and ova removal; or for providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage.
Human Trafficking is a serious crime and a violation of human rights. Human Trafficking exists in almost every country; it’s not just a third world issue any longer. Our home (western) nations are part of the equation, either as the origin, transit or the final destination of the victims.
Human Trafficking the third largest crime industry, annually generates an estimated profit of $32 Billion Dollars / £21 Billion Pounds.
Men, women & children represent the thousands of victims trafficked every year, and Cambodia is no stranger to this reality.
Our Response to Human Trafficking
Iris Cambodia is committed to tackling the illegal practice of Human Trafficking in practical ways, which has an impact at a community level and partnered with global awareness.
Providing education and awareness, partnered with health care to those most vulnerable. Social work at ground level: working with children & families who are commonly living below the poverty line.
Offering Safe Environments to ensure protection.
Case Work, Court evidence, Collaborating with governments. Partnering with police & prosecution organisations.
- Rehabilitation of Victims
Iris Cambodia works to restore victim’s lives by offering restoration of identity, childhood and safety. Using a number of mediums including counseling and art therapy.