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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Like to run? Raise funds? Have fun? Then RUN TLC is for you!

This August TLC will be running our seventh legendary cross-continental RUN TLC fundraising event, with twin events in Siem Reap in Cambodia (August 4th) and Sydney in Australia (August 11th).  We are looking for people to join our team and wear our famous RUN TLC shirts. You can be in Cambodia, or Australia, or willing […]

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Why Children Accompany Mothers Into Prison: An Insight into Factors Influencing this Decision in Cambodia

This Life Cambodia has spent many years working within Cambodia’s prison system, and with families where members are in conflict with the law. One problem we have observed over the years, and which many families have raised with us as something which needs to be addressed, is the fact that some people in conflict with […]

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Small children in prison – Cambodia’s secret problem

Did you know that children under the age of 3 are allowed to accompany their mothers into prison in Cambodia? And that there are at least 170 mothers with children in prison right now? In fact, few people are aware of this big problem and the negative impact it can have on mothers and children, […]

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