On 28th December 2012 ECPAT Cambodia participated in the roundtable discussion on Optional Protocol 3 to the CRC on Communications Procedure which was broadcasted 2 times on National TV channel. The panelists include Mr. Chin Chanveasna, Executive Director of ECPAT Cambodia, Mr. Meas Samnang, Secretary General of NGOCRC, H.E. Thong Yavann, Deputy Secretary General of CNCC and Youth Representative from CCYMCR.
On 14th January 2013 ECPAT Cambodia has signed an agreement with Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Hotel to implement the code of conduct for the protection of children from sexual exploitation. Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra has become the first member of the code in Cambodia. ECPAT Cambodia encourages other hotels to follow Sofitel to ensure that children are protected from sexual exploitation.
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From 17-22 September 2012, 104 tourism companies and personnel have been trained on protecting children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism. These include 30 tourism companies in Battambang provinces, 41 ambassadors of Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Hotel and 33 personnel of Sokha Angkor Siem Reap Hotel. It is hoped that they are all alert in protecting children within their business and daily life.
In cooperation with NGO Coalition of the Right of the Child, a children consultation on Optional Protocol 3 to the Convention on the Rights of the Child was held on 20th August 2012 in Phnom Penh. The consultation was attended by 49 children and youths from 14 municipality/ provinces. Children and youths have discussed the advantages and benefits for the government to sign and ratify the Optional Protocol and suggested the government to speed up the signing. The consultation was supported by Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision Cambodia.
On 13th-14th August 2012 ECPAT Cambodia had organized its 11th capacity building training on the protection of children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism at Apsara Angkor Hotel and Resort in Siem Reap. There were 23 tourism companies attended the training which ranging from Front Desk Managers to Human Resource Managers and to General Managers. Since 2009 ECPAT Cambodia has provided training to 122 tourism companies with the aim to encourage them to establish ethical policy to protect children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism. In addition to the regular training, ECPAT Cambodia has provided training to the hotel that are interested in having their staff trained on child protection. These include Queen Boutique Hotel, Angkor Century Hotel, Cardamom Hotel, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra. In total 169 staff have been trained.
Training on Protecting Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism for Sofitel Management and Staff
On 2nd and 3rd of August 2012, 44 management and staff of Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra including General Manager, Director of Training and Development, Front Desk Manager, Human Resource Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing, Front Desk Receptionist, Restaurant Manager, Banquet Manager, Club Manager, Director of Housekeeping, Laundry Manager, Director of Engineering, Fitness Manager, Revenue Manager, Credit Manager, Corporate IT Manager, have been trained on protecting children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism.
NGO Consultation Workshop on the Optional Protocol to the CRC on a Communications Procedure (OP3 CRC)
On 29 June 2012, ECPAT Cambodia and the NGO Coalition on the CRC (NGOCRC) organised, with the support of Plan International and Save the Children, an NGO consultation workshop on the Optional Protocol to the CRC on a communications procedure (OP3 CRC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The consultation workshop, which was attended by 20 representatives of child rights NGOs, was aimed at strengthening the participant's knowledge and understanding of the OP3 CRC and guiding them in developing an advocacy strategy which would lead to the signing and the ratification of the OP by the Cambodian government. ECPAT International delivered the keynote address as well as a presentation on the new Optional Protocol which was complemented by a presentation on the compatibility of the Cambodian domestic legal framework with OP3 CRC, delivered by the NGO Protection of Juvenile Justice (PJJ). During working group sessions, participants identified advantages and challenges of the
On 8th-10th September 2011, ECPAT Cambodia organized its third year YPP Child Protection Framework Workshop to 30 peer supporters. The workshop gave the opportunity to YPP youths to understand about child protection policy and procedure, conduct risk assessment for the young people engaged in YPP, develop code of conduct to be used within YPP, establish reporting mechanism and media guideline.