20 years of working to protect children
Established in 2002, APLE takes concrete actions to combat the sexual abuse and exploitation of children in Cambodia. There is an urgent need to stop the atrocities of these crimes.
WHAT WE DO
We work in four holistic intervention programs, implementing the partnerships across multi stakeholders, with the aim to ensure social and systematic change in the prevention of abuse and protection of young victims.
To support, influence and advocate for the development and effective implementation of policy and legal frameworks that take into account of the four guiding principles on children’s rights, ensuring the best possible protection of children.
To strengthen the capacity of criminal justice institutions responsible for investigating and prosecuting child sexual abuse and exploitation, with the aim of ensuring greater crime prevention and impact on victims.
To provide immediate crisis support and legal assistance as well as referrals to appropriate services for child victims and their families, while enhancing the capacity of service providers to best support child victims.
To equip and empower communities, industries and media agencies with the knowledge, skills and tools required to identify and respond to child sexual abuse and exploitation, and engage them in a broader prevention framework.
Can One-Stop Service Center Meet the Gaps in Response for Child Victims?
Aims to explore existing approaches between key actors, and identify evidence relating to gaps and positive practice, to support the development of services that ensure children’s best interests are met during the criminal justice procedure.
CHILD ONLINE PROTECTION STRATEGY
With the growth of modern internet technologies, the vulnerability of children is sadly increasing. We’ve partnered with government, law enforcement, global tech industries and hotlines around the world to prevent and respond to online child sexual exploitation.
A Global Network of Hotlines to fight child sexual abuse material online
To leverage our child protection work, we partner with INHOPE — a Global Network of Hotlines committed to combating child sexual abuse material on the internet. Currently, the network consists of 46 hotlines in 42 countries around the globe.
Our insights and news articles
Online Platforms Skyrocket During COVID-19, Increasing Risks for Sexual Exploitation of Children Online
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced children throughout the world to change normal practices of life into new ways of communicating and socializing, that has largely been made possible through online platforms and applications. With schools shut down, learning has moved to online classrooms and e-learning applications. Meeting and socializing with friends through social media online
The Kratie provincial court found a 74-year-old American national guilty of soliciting child prostitution involving two underage boys and was sentenced to 4 year imprisonment. The judgement was announced on March 29, 2022. In September 2021, the American man was arrested by the provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police in Kratie on suspicion