Daughters of Cambodia is a faith-based non-Government organization reaching out to victims of sex-trafficking and sex-exploitation in Cambodia. We work to eradicate enslavement in the sex industry by offering them opportunities to walk free and start a new life. Daughters’ operates a center in the heart of an area of Phnom Penh brothels, where young women or young men wishing to leave sex work are offered employment in our seven small fair-trade businesses and a range of social and psychological services.
Daughters has developed a unique model in Cambodia, one in which sex workers come direct to the organization from the brothels by their own free choice. They come because they are already motivated to change their lives, and our programs empower them to set themselves free and teach them how to sustain their new lives for the long term.
Our goal is to empower young women whilst avoiding the NGO and aid-dependent approaches prevalent in this part of the world. We do not run a shelter, we are an employer. We place great priority on our fair-trade workplace, providing good working conditions, higher salaries than average, training, daycare, medical treatment and other free supplementary services.