Equipping Frontline Workers

This post will be a re-post from the Chab Dai blog about a training that I did in Phnom Penh a couple weeks ago. The one-day workshop, Essential Health Care Components of an  Assistance Program”, was open to all Chab Dai members. Please click here for a report...

Somaly Mam: Exploiting the Exploited?

Perhaps you have heard in recent weeks the “fall” of Somaly Mam and the fallout thereafter. There have been questions and allegations regarding Somaly Mam and her self-named foundation for quite some time, but it finally came to a head when Newsweek...

Training in Cambodia

Last week in Phnom Penh I had the privilege of training over 200 doctors, nurses, social workers, and other hospital staff about health and human trafficking at Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope. This hospital, together with Hope Worldwide, recognize that caring for...

Teaching and Learning… pass it on

What would it be like to feel empowered to help another person where you previously felt helpless? What if this empowerment had to do with caring for someone with a medical emergency – even a routine or basic one? During one of my follow up evaluation visits for...

Raising the Standard

There has been a steady increase in the number of organizations dedicated to aftercare and other forms of assistance for victims of human trafficking. However, many well-meaning organizations, governmental and non-governmental alike, may fall far short of the ideal...

Cambodia, briefly

When you think of Cambodia and human trafficking, perhaps images of very young girls locked up to be raped night after night come to mind. You may think of the work of International Justice Mission and how they were highlighted by mainstream media in their rescue of...