Treasures of Darkness is delighted to be able to partner with the 'Chab Dai Project' seeking to work with those at risk of prostitution, trafficking, and exploitation in Cambodia. Chab Dai is a coalition of NGO's seeking to prevent exploitation thought education, information and direct action. There is also direct help available for those needing to be rescued out of horrific situations.
Chab Dai is a coalition of Christian Organizations in Cambodia who are working with victims of or those at risk of being abused or exploited.
The particular project we support with Chab Dai concerns the Vietnamese in Cambodia. The main purpose of this project is to empower leaders within the ethnic Vietnamese communities in Cambodia to protect children at risk of sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Up to 80% of the Vietnamese families in Cambodia traffick/prostitute their daughters for cash. They are congratulated on the birth of a daughter because this will bring in more money and the little girls are told that they honour their parents by bringing in a good price, so they make themselves as pretty as they can in order to bring their parents honour!
The project that Treasures of Darkness sponsors primarily educates in this area. There are 2 workers who work with families, community leaders, churches and schools to warn against trafficking on the one hand and to educate them in terms of the value of their children. The project also empowers these community stakeholders to intervene on behalf of the children through the Chab Dai Prevention Team Intervention Help Line Phone. Chab Dai also partners with other organisations to access micro finance and other training and employment options for these families.
Helen Sworn of Chab Dai writes "Here is our prevention team with the new Safe Karaoke Flipcharts you helped to fund - they look much better in real life (the team and the flipcharts!!)"
Chab Dai is a network of thirty Christian organizations that are committed to ending sexual abuse and trafficking. These ministries work to address related issues through programs of prevention, restoration and reintegration.
We are committed to assist organizations improve capacity in technical skills, program support, organizations development, networking and staff support, as well as protecting children in communities, churches and programs with a focus on the implementation of child protection policies and an understanding of child rights issues.
Chab Dai is committed to resource organizations and to provide a greater understanding on the related issues through our Resource Center and Library on various topics from Vietnamese studies to Domestic Violence or from Advocacy to Project Cycle Management and through our specific research studies undertaken.
Chab Dai is committed to advocacy and preventative initiatives, to reach vulnerable women, children and their communities in order that they can have a greater awareness of the risks of trafficking and abuse and greater access to appropriate support structures.
Chab Dai is also focused on intervention, rehabilitation & reintegration. These include both assistance and care for women and children who have been abused, exploited or trafficked and their families to receive increased quality and availability of aftercare and reintegration opportunities.
Chab Dai is committed to seeing more safe places for victims of exploitation and trafficking, with high quality after care. Also, to improve and build capacity for programs to reintegrate victims into society through vocational training, small business training and job placement.
The organizations and ministries associated with Chab Dai are working in the areas from prevention to intervention, restoration and reintegration.
These activities are carried out in a wide variance of projects:
Chab Dai is registered as an International NGO with the Cambodian Government. Our partner organizations elect members to be a part of the Steering Committee of Chab Dai, which works to provide support and accountability to our Team. Chab Dai is also overseen by a registered charity in the UK, Yejj Charitable Trust (registered number 1103241).