Why our new campaign against domestic violence is targeting men directly

(Khmer language below) Today we launch our new campaign against domestic violence, alongside countless organisations worldwide who are joining the 16 days of activism against violence against women.  Our campaign was inspired by the well known Khmer saying that “Cambodians have the blood of warriors in their veins”, a remembrance of the glories of the […]

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19,000 young children are in prison right now – new blog for Penal Reform International

For years, one of This Life Cambodia’s most important programs has been This Life Beyond Bars, through which we provide training, rehabilitation and hope to juvenile prisoners and their families. This has led to us developing very close working relationships within Cambodia’s prisoners, which has in turn led to us realising that there is another […]

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Back To School campaign – why public schools are the key to Cambodia’s future

Why public schools are the key to Cambodia’s future development (Khmer language below) This week many secondary schools across Cambodia will launch enrolment drives, encouraging children in rural and urban communities to come along on the first day of school in November. We’re supporting these efforts with a new campaign on the importance of education […]

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Why awards really do make a difference

By Billy Gorter, TLC founder and executive director. Tonight was another unforgettable night for TLC, spent at Australia’s Social Media Marketing Awards. We were already humbled and amazed that our campaign against domestic violence was shortlisted in two categories – Best Use of Facebook, and Best Social Good Campaign – competing directly against giant brands […]

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From school dropout to small business whizz

Although education has undoubtedly improved in Cambodia over the last decade, many children still drop out of school at a young age, particularly in rural areas where good schools may be very far away and the pressures of poverty drive children into working early. Sophea from Kampong Thom was one of these students, and dropped […]

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Actress Yan Linda speaks out on domestic violence and the Grassroots Justice Prize

Since we launched our campaign against domestic violence, the Cambodian actress and singer Yan Linda has been one of our most outspoken and courageous supporters. She recorded a beautiful message in support of the original campaign, and has now written a very beautiful and personal message on the issue and in support of This Life […]

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TLC needs your vote to win an international award – and it only takes 30 seconds!

  A message from Billy Gorter, This Life Cambodia founder and Executive Director. This Life Cambodia needs your support and it won’t cost you a cent, just 30 seconds of your time to vote for us. We are one of 5 finalists for a prestigious global prize called the Grassroots Justice Prize, which recognizes organisations […]

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Your donation can stop violence against women and children.

“It still goes round and round in my head,” says Sao*, 37, thinking back to the 16 years of escalating alcohol-fuelled violence she endured at the hands of her husband, eventually ending in an attempted murder by knife. “It started 5 days after we had our first baby.” With just ten days to go until […]

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“We thought he died when he was a baby” – a beautiful story of a family reunited

17th June 2019 might not sound like a special date, but it’s one the Sok family will never forget. It’s the day that 13 year old Mesa* returned to the family who thought he had died as an infant. Mesa had spent all those years living in one of the many residential care centres (often […]

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Social Media Can Still Be A Force For Good

May 9th was an exciting night for This Life Cambodia. Our social media campaign designed to raise awareness of the problem of domestic violence in Cambodia, and to provide information on the law and places to get help, was named as Best Social Media Campaign Of 2019 at the Australian Not For Profit Technology Awards, […]

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