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End the Growing Proliferation of Child Sexual Exploitation
Help us fight for the protection of children and ensure the rights of victims of sexual abuse and exploitation are respected.
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We partner with other child protection organisations to support our mission.
APLE works in partnerships with government, law enforcement, other NGOs, industry and media agencies to ensure the greatest impact on child protection.
Who We Are
We're dedicated to the protection of children.
APLE is the leading child protection organisations, established under the law of Cambodia, working to combat the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, with an emphasis on standing up for their rights.
What We Do
We Respond to the Changing Needs.
APLE works in four holistic intervention programs, implementing the partnerships across multi stakeholders to ensure the best possible protection of children.
Support Our Causes
Our Response to online threats
Children are vulnerable to online sexual exploitation and abuse.
With the growth of modern digital technologies, the vulnerability of children is sadly increasing. We’ve partnered with tech industries and global hotlines to disrupt the harm of online sexual exploitation and abuse to children in Cambodia.
Children received unwanted request for their sexual photos and videos.
Children had their sexual images shared with others without permission.
* Disrupting Harm in Cambodia Study 2022
11% of internet-using children aged 12–17 in Cambodia were subjected to clear examples of online sexual exploitation and abuse.
Disrupting Harm Study Report, 2022
Children Need Protection Online.
We take up urgent steps to stop the victimisation of children from online sexual exploitation and abuse and promote a better and safer internet for children.
APLE delivers awareness raising, training and resources to children, parents, caregivers, communities, professionals, on internet safety and how to keep safe online.
APLE provides a safe platform for the public to report child sexual abuse material (CSAM), which enables for the content to be removed through the INHOPE Notice and Takedown process and/or cases to be investigated.
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Our Work in 2022
Reports received by our hotline
URLs assessed by our content analysts
Victims supported socially and legally
Cases sent to prosecution
Children and parents educated
Child protection workers trained
Law enforcement officers trained
People helped by our assistant Bot
State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has exerted effort to enhance cooperation with local and global tech companies to ensure digital services and products take into high consideration of child safety. Further, all stakeholders should support children to become good digital citizens.
ICT Policy Department Director of MPTC
As a leading telecommunications company in Cambodia, which always promotes digital life, SMART always pays attention to the safety and well-being of our community and society in which the company is present. Digital technology has many social and economic benefits. We are well aware of our role and are committed to working with the Royal Government of Cambodia and other entities to enhance digital security.
Head of Corporate Affairs of Smart Axiata
Children and young people should be encouraged to embrace digital technology, and we, as adults, need to ensure they are protected, empowered, and respected online. Through this safer internet day campaign, we hope that online safety conversations will begin to spread more widely in families, schools, communities and governments.
Executive Director of APLE
Man Arrested for Child Pornography and Sexual Extortion of Minor Boy
PHNOM PENH: On March 23, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged a 27-year-old Cambodian man from Battambang with production and distribution of adult pornography under...
Cambodia Joins Global Communities to Celebrate the Safer Internet Day.
On February 13, Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE Cambodia) and the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) in collaboration with the Cambodia National Council for...
Girl Survivor Stands Up to Online Sexual Extortion
On November 1, 2022, a 19 year old Cambodian man was arrested and sent to prison to serve his sentence after he was found guilty...
Digital technologies provide many benefits, but sadly it can also be used by criminals to exploit children or facilitate human trafficking. We need to be aware of the risk, cautious of our use and keep safe from being deceived.