Chab Dai is Cambodia-based charity established over 10 years ago has been working to prevent human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Southeast Asia through a multitude of projects. Primarily, Chab Dai focuses on running prevention programmes and has successfully affected over 80,000 vulnerable members of small communities. the 24 Hour Race will be supporting them through their 2016 Coalition Project, a platform by which Chab Dai attempts to form communication and connections between all key stakeholders of the human trafficking issue in Cambodia, ensuring a network of communication is established and communication efficiency is increased. Not only that, but they will also be focusing on raising the level and professionalism with which NGO work is done in Cambodia, instilling a high standard of work amongst Cambodian NGOs
24 Hour Race is helping to fund a ground-breaking three-part research project that will - for the first time ever - establish the scale of human trafficking, forced labour and other forms of exploitation in this city among three vulnerable migrant groups: foreign domestic workers, sex workers and people seeking asylum. The report will provide much-needed concrete evidence that NGOs can use to understand the prevalence and patterns of the problems, and urge the government to take constructive steps to address these concerns and protect victims' human rights. Justice Centre is advocating for the Hong Kong Government to create laws and policies to combat human trafficking and forced labour in this city. This project will be completed by March 2017 and is funded by several donors, including the 24 Hour Race, the Macquarie Group Foundation and an anonymous foundation.
Right For Children
Right4Children focuses on the prevention and long term change aspect of battling human trafficking. They do this through various projects ranging from hotel training programs to earthquake rebuilding. They focus on helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, which includes former trafficking victims. Right4Children acknowledges the ease in which rescued trafficking victims tends to go back to traffickers as they face many hardships during their reintegration into society - they have most likely missed many crucial years of education making it hard for them to find jobs, and they also have to face social stigma.
The Exodus Road’s main focus is on intervention in the form of rescue missions in South-East Asia and India. This means freeing trafficked individuals through legal means with the help of the local police force and government. The reason for this is that they know their raids have more of an impact when they are supported by the law. They also aim to prosecute traffickers which acts as a deterrent to other traffickers - this leads to a knock on effect on the trafficking industry as an increased chance of conviction increases the danger of trafficking.
The 2014 24 Hour Race in Hong Kong supported APLE’s 2015 Awareness & Training Program, designed to erode the future trafficking and sexual exploitation of children in Cambodia by educating and empowering key stakeholders - families, community leaders, government officials, and other NGOs operating in the space.
Funding from the 2014 24 Hour Race helped further facilitate Freedom Matter’s projects to stop the exploitation of children into Nepal’s ostensibly magnanimous child homes from profit. In 2014 alone Freedom Matters helped to expose four orphanages and rescue over 80 children.