LSCW is currently running a Cambodian Female Migrant Network (CFMN) program. CFMNs are run by former survivors of trafficking who have been trained on issues relating to the rights of migrants and on ways of providing more protection against abuse and exploitation. The leaders of CFMNs become empowered by the program and in turn they are able to educate members of their communities, which have been selected because of they are at high risk of unsafe migration, about the dangers of migration.
Through this program and the establishment of CFMN, at least 1,999 returnees and potential migrants have received information from LSCW on safe and legal migration. CFMN members are able to voice their concerns during the labour forum on migration run by CFMN leaders and facilitated by LSCW. 46 victims of abuse from recruitment agencies have been referred by CFMNs to LSCW to receive legal support.
There are three components to achieve these goals:
Capacity-building training sessions
The training sessions were developed by our pre-trained team and are targeted at members of the targeted provinces. Attendees learn how to provide pre-departure and reintegration advice to victims in their specific province.
Communicating and attending meetings with a regional migrant network in countries, such as Malaysia
These meetings provide opportunities to share perspectives on the situation of female migrant workers in Cambodia and cross borders. These opportunities to connect with other migrant networks help to strengthen the network’s clout and provide joint advocacy opportunities. With the CFMN as a support base and model, female migrant workers can form and organize their own networks, which provides for the meaningful sense of ownership and thus empowers Cambodian female migrant workers to advocate for their rights.
Information related to legal and safe migration is disseminated at the commune level in the three primary provinces delivered by trained leaders.
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