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Being Trauma-Informed in Cambodia: Practice Considerations for Professionals Working with Children and Trauma

Published: July 2017
This research highlights Hagar’s trauma-informed education model in Cambodia and the experiences of therapists and educators working with traumatised children. Hagar is used as a case example to understand how teachers can utilise this approach in their classrooms in resource-poor countries. The research was published in the International Journal of Social Science and Humanity.

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(Re)Integration of Cambodian Trafficked Men: Trends in Trafficking and Available Aftercare Services

Published: March 2015
Cambodian men and boys are trafficked into a variety of sectors, including fishing, construction, agriculture, and factory work, and often subjected to physical and psychological abuse at the hands of their employers. This research explores the trends in trafficking of Cambodian men, the needs of survivors, and the extent of reintegration assistance available.

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A System Just for Children: Voices of Child Victims and Witnesses About their Experiences in the Cambodian Criminal Justice System

Published: January 2015
This research is one of the first conducted in Cambodia to look in detail at the experience of child witnesses and victims who go through the Cambodian criminal justice system. It particularly aims to give voice to children’s views in order to contribute to the development of criminal court procedures that more fully reflect the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The study, “A System Just for Children”, was conducted by Hagar field researchers in conjunction with UNICEF.

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The Road Home: Toward a mode of 'reintegration' and considerations for alternative care for children trafficked for sexual exploitation in Cambodia

Published: March 2007
This research is one of the first conducted in Cambodia to develop a durable solution for care of children affected by trafficking for sexual exploitation. The research advocates for a principle-based approach to decision-making around reintegration, centred upon the best interest of the child. The Road Home research project was funded through World Vision’s ATSECC Project, which was supported by the US Department of State and World Vision USA.  

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