20 Years of Working to Protect Children

There is an urgent need to take action and stop the atrocities of child sexual exploitation. We need your help!

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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.

Policy & Legal Framework

Criminal Justice Development

Victim Support and Assistance

Community Engagement

Featured Research

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.


We take action to prevent online child sexual exploitation and abuse through equipping children, parents, and communities with the much needed knowledge and skills and empowering them to keep safe online, protect others and prevent online risk.

Notice & Takedown

We operate the internet Hotline and collaborate with other INHOPE hotlines around the globe, industry and law enforcement to process reported Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) which enables for the illegal content to be removed and/or cases to be investigated.     


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. 

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

Insights & Latest News

56-Year-Old Frenchman Found Guilty for Sexually Abusing Minors

On June 9th, 2022: The Phnom Penh Municipal Court pronounced a verdict sentencing a Frenchman, 56 years old, from Vierzon to 5 year imprisonment for two charges of Indecent Acts against Minor under Fifteen Years and Sexual Intercourse with Minor under Fifteen Years under Article 43 and 42 of the Law on Suppression of Human

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A 74 Year Old American Man Jailed For Sexual Exploitation of Minor Boys

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

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Membership and 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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