Combating Forced Labor Slavery
Labor trafficking in Southeast Asia and reports of slavery in supply chains are making international headlines. At the heart of the region, Cambodia is a source, transit and destination for forced labor slavery. Impoverished migrant workers are particularly vulnerable in a variety of industries, like fishing, domestic servitude, and child begging. There are not yet reliable studies detailing labor trafficking patterns within Cambodia, but there have been cases reported in sectors like construction, manufacturing and agriculture.
After more than a decade of successfully working against child sex trafficking, IJM launched a new project in 2016 to combat cross-border and domestic labor trafficking.