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Make the
child protection system greater

Every child has the right to be safe and protected from all forms of abuse and exploitation through a well-equipped and child-centered system.


Who We ARE

In 2003, Action Pour Les Enfants [APLE] was established in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as an international NGO. Initially, APLE assisted the police with investigations into street-based child sexual abuse and exploitation and provided pro-bono legal support to victims and their families. As APLE gained more knowledge and expertise in combating child sexual abuse, its operations expanded.

Report it, Don't ignore it.

If you come across child sexual abuse material online (CSAM), report it. You can also call our Hotline 092 311 511 to talk to our Hotline analyst.

What We Do

With 5.6 per cent of boys and 4.4 percent of girls experiencing at least one incident of sexual abuse before the age of 18; the prevalence rate of sexual abuse goes up to 38 percent within vulnerable populations such as street children. 

Our four interconnected programs seek to enhance social and national mechanisms for the protection of affected children.

Criminal Justice Development (Law Enforcement)

Encompassing the work for which APLE is best known, and is founded on the belief that strengthening the criminal justice system is the highest priority in achieving long-term sustainable change.

Court Support Program (Social & Legal Direct Services)

Providing legal assistance and representation and psycho-social support for victims/families affected by abuse, thus enabling them to pursue justice in a child-friendly way while minimizing the risk of further trauma.

Community Engagement

Disseminating knowledge throughout the general population through the identification of key members of communities and the provision of education on how to prevent sexual abuse & exploitation of children.

Research and Advocacy

Disseminating evidence based findings and recommendations to strengthen advocacy for positive changes in laws and the criminal justice process and inform APLE and other stakeholders of areas requiring further attention.

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Referred cases handled by the national police
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Child victims and survivors supported throughout the processs
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sex offenders brought to justice in Cambodia and overseas
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People educated, trained and empowered to stop abuse


What our community awareness participants have said


Stories & News

Cambodian girl discloses sexual abuse, Two offenders charged

PHNOM PENH: On February 25th, 2020, The Phnom Penh municipal court charged one Swedish national, aged 63, with the crimes of Purchase of Child Prostitution and Sexual Intercourse with Minor under Fifteen Years under Articles 34 and 42 of the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation; and one Cambodian woman, aged 33,

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U.S. Citizen Sentenced for Child Sexual Abuse in Cambodia

Siem Reap: On February 26th, 2020, The Siem Reap Provincial Court pronounced a verdict against John Patrick REIDY, a 56 year old U.S. citizen from Massachusetts, sentencing him to 8 years of imprisonment for the sexual offenses of Purchase of Child Prostitution and Child Pornography as stated under articles 34 and 41 of the Law

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Child Sexual Abuse Material

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We need and value your support. By generously donating, you are helping us to protect the most vulnerable children affected by abuse.

You can securely donate through GlobalGiving. APLE has been vetted since 2017.