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There is an urgent need to take action and stop the atrocities of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Sexual abuse and exploitation has a devastating, life-long impact on a child, and more children are at risk with perpetrators changing methods of gaining access to them. But by working together, we can stop the threat and help rescue children. We need your support.

WHO WE ARE

Established in 2002, APLE is a leading child protection Non Governmental Organization (NGO), working dedicatedly to combat the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. APLE is registered with the Cambodia's Ministry of Interior and serving its mission to strengthen national social and legal systems for the protection of children at risk of, or affected by, sexual abuse and exploitation.

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What We Do

APLE works in four holistic programs, implementing the partnership across multi stakeholders, with the aim to ensure social and systematic change in the prevention of abuse and protection of victims.

Policy & Legislative Framework

With data and research based evidence, APLE supports the development of comprehensive and effective policies and legal frameworks to protect children from all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation that comply with international legal standards and the UNCRC protection measures.

Criminal Justice Development (CJD)

APLE provides specialized police with child protection training, mentorship and assistance for ensuring that investigations against child sexual offences are carried out in full respect of the right of the child and their best interests and minimise negative impact on the children involved.

Victim Support and Assistance (ViSA)

APLE’s social workers and lawyers provide and facilitate access to integrated social and legal services that help child victims recover and cope with the immediate and long term impact of their abuse, ensuring support is available through the investigation and court proceedings. 

Community, Industry & Media Engagement

APLE equips, engages and empowers all levels of the society with the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence that enable children, parents, caregivers, educators, practitioners, authorities, to identify risks, report abuse and take action to prevent the crime.

INHOPE

We’re a member of INHOPE Global Network of Hotlines, committed to combating child sexual abuse material online. Currently, the network consists of 46 hotlines in 42 countries. 

INHOPE FACTS & NUMBERS
2020

Total CSAM Reports
1,038,268 URLs exchanged
474,750 URLs previously assessed
267,192 URLs found illegal
CSAM Site Types
48% Website
24% Image Host
13% File Host
8% Forum
1% Social Networking
Age of Victims
76% Pre-pubescent (3-13 yrs)
22% Pubescent (14-17 yrs)
1% Infant (0-2 yrs)
Gender of Victims
93% Girls
5% Boys
2% Both

IMPACT REPORT 2020

2020 is the most challenging year for the implementation of many activities due to the outbreak and containment measures of COVID19.

Fortunately, with the incredible supports from our partners and donors, we were able to step up the fight in many areas. Here are some of the proud achievements.

Child Online Protection

With the growth of modern internet communication technologies, the vulnerability of children is sadly increasing. We've partnered with law enforcement, global industry companies and hotlines around the world to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse material, online grooming, sextortion, live-streaming. 

Training & Education

APLE develops educational resources and provides training, awareness raising and online courses for professionals working with children, parents and caregivers, children, youth, communities and authorities to attain the knowledge and skills much needed to keep safe, prevent and respond to OCSE.

Safer Internet Day

Since 2018, APLE has joined the Safer Internet Day as a country supporter to organize the annual SID events, disseminate the online safety awareness among children, youth, parents, communities, government, NGOs, and promote positive use of the Internet, having successfully reached thousands of target audiences.

Notice & Takedown

APLE collaborates with other 46 hotline members of INHOPE around the world, industry partners and law enforcement to exchange reports of possible CSAM, conduct content assessment and follow the notice and takedown protocol that enables for the illegal images/videos to be removed and/or investigated.     

Membership & Partnership

APLE is a member of two global networks dedicated to combating the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and operates under formal MoUs with the Ministry of Interior & the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation. APLE is also a trusted partner of Facebook and a member of Family Care First Network.
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1200

Cases opened since 2002

145

Cases opened in 2020

90

Cases opened in 2021

700

Cases prosecuted since 2002

650

Convictions since 2002

93%

Successful conviction rate

980

victims rescued

1027

victims provided with social support

1040

Victims provided with legal assistance

53%

male

12.6

Victim's average age at time of abuse

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