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cambodia

Cambodia is a small country located in Southeast Asia that is approximately the size of Oklahoma. Though relatively small, Cambodia is a major source, transit, and destination country for human trafficking.

  • Because of the aftermath of Khmer Rouge, extreme poverty, lack of education, and increase in tourism, children and women are more vulnerable to exploitation (HumanTrafficking.org). 
  • Cambodia is ranked 14th in the world for human trafficking and modern day slavery (Facts and Statistics, n.d.). 
  • Sex tourism continues to feed the exploitation of young children and women, although the highest source of demand still comes from Cambodian men (Cambodia, n.d.).

 

Catalyst Ministries has a partnership with local Cambodian leaders to provide restoration, vocational training, and counseling for survivors of sex trafficking, as well as outreach into the local brothels and surrounding villages.

  • These women discover their true beauty and worth as they heal from the wounds of the world through the redemptive blood of Jesus. 
  • They discover that they are made new, transformed into the very image of Christ through counseling, love, and vocational training provided by our partners in Cambodia.  

  

References:
Cambodia. (n.d.). Retrieved June 02, 2016, from
            http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/countries/2014/226693.htm