CAMBODIAN CHILDREN AGAINST STARVATION AND VIOLENCE (CCASVA) 

CCASVA is a nonpartisan, non-religious, non-profit and local non-governmental organization. CCASVA was established in January 1996 by a group of Cambodian student volunteers. The Ministry of the Interior of Kingdom of Cambodia officially registered and recognized CCASVA on September 23rd, 1996 (Permit No- 889) and signed MOU with the Ministry of Social Veteran and Youth- MOSVY. We work to address the needs of vulnerable and victimized children and youth who are exposed to violence, sexual abuse, trafficking, exploitation, drug abuse, and the impacts of HIV/AIDS.

CCASVA has been working in Cambodia for 24 years, since 1996, starting from Phnom Penh and navigates its projects to other four provinces Prey Veng, Kratie; Siem Reap; and Thbong Khmum provinces. CCASVA has operated from Head Office in Phnom Penh with a branch office in the fields. All project expenses are controlled by Finance Department in Phnom Penh head office.

CURRENT PROJECTS, DONORS AND NETWORKING

Between 2019 to present: Strengthening Child Protection System at Sub-national level within 16 communes, 3 districts (Angkor Chum, Banteay Srei and Srei Snam) in Siem Reap province funding of Child Sponsorship Program of Plan International Cambodia.  Our project intervention and supports: 

Between 2019 to Present: “Empowering Accountability Project” in Thbong Khmum province, funded by VBNK/Bread for the world. CCASVA's Management Team (MT) and Project staffs are receiving capacity strengthening on Social Accountability in Public Administration, development of Commune Investment Program and Community Empowerment from VBNK's consultants through training, meetings and workshops with following coaching process. CCASVA has implemented the pilot project that are providing support to community people for identifying and integrating their needs and issues into Commune Investment Program through a continue capacity building to community representatives to be agent of changes and better improvement of local authorities', CSOs and community representatives' accountability in particular their accountability responding to the most marginalized groups. 

PREVIOUS PROJECTS, DONORS AND NETWORKING

Between 2017 to 2020: Child Protection Plus (CPP) Protect in Thbong Khmum province was implemented under funding of Australian National Office ANO through Plan International Cambodia. This project built on previous project Violence Against Children through partnership working with another NGO partner, Social Service of Cambodia (SSC) that has a recognized expertise in building capacity of Community Social Workers (CSWs). We worked collaboration with 12 target commune councils and Commune Committee for Women and Children (CCWC) in Ponhea Krek and Dambae districts to function Community Legal Counselors for providing the legal counseling and referral cases of women and children survivors of violence; Supported Community Based Groups to conduct protection risks and better skilled on child sensitive reporting manual through children and Youth clubs; Supported Child and Youth Lead educational activities and researches; Strengthened capacity and practice positive parenting through support training, meeting, peer to peer orientation, reflection and exchange experience and coordinated parents and caregivers group representatives to attend the meetings of local authorities in particular Commune Committee for Women and Children (CCWC) and District and Provincial Women and Children Consultative Committee (D/P WCCC) and supported for function of Village Community Based Child and Family Protection Mechanism for better improvement of their capacity in identifying, preventing and referring cases of violence against women, girls and boys.

Between 2014 to 2016: Violence Against Children (VAC) Project in Thbong Khmum province which was a continued project from Family Protection Network (FPN), funded by EU through Plan International Cambodia. We support to consolidate training materials on Child Protection for Community Based Family Protection Networks (CBFPNs); We supported to function CBFPNs at commune and district levels through provided the capacity building on VAC and Child Protection and supported them to initiate and lead activities for building capacity and function of Village CBFPNs and Community Based Groups like Child Clubs, Youth Groups, Parenting Groups and supported for their establishment of a child-sensitive reporting and referral mechanism (CRRM) and documentation on lessons learnt of High Impact CBFPNs model as well as supported to establish and strengthen of provincial Civil Society Organization (CSO) consortia for VAC and capacity building for CNCC at National and Provincial Level; assisted to CNCC in developing of a gender-sensitive National Plan of VAC.

Between 2011 to 2013: Family Protection Network (FPN) Project, funded from SIDA through Plan International Cambodia. The protect areas were 2 districts in Siem Reap province (7 communes in Angkor Chum district and 6 communes in Srei Snam district) and 2 districts in Kampong Cham province. CCASVA′s efforts focused on protecting children from all forms of abuse by providing children′s rights information, training, and capacity building advocacy at national and sub national levels. We empowered community based groups like child clubs, parenting groups (Intimate Partner Violence), Community Based Family Protection Networks (CBFPN), village and commune authorities, elders, religious groups to participate in protecting women and children from all forms of abuse and violence through provision of capacity development, technical support for establishing and operating their own groups, likelihood risks identification and mitigation action plan development.

Between 1996 and 2013: CCASVA created the Center for Child Development (CCD) in Phnom Penh. CCD delivered services such as health care, education, and vocational training. CCD changed the lives of more than 600 streets and working children, helping them become productive citizens in Cambodian society and better parents and moreover around 3000 children on the street and slum had access public school. Under supporting both financial and technical from Embassy UK, private donors, Save the children Norway, World Food program, Terre des Hommes Netherlands, COSECAM-EC, ACCT.

Between 1998 and 2012: CCASVA provided health and HIV/AIDS prevention education to youth, people living with HIV (PLHIV), pregnant women, men who had sex with men (MSM), entertainment workers (EW), and drug users in 3 districts of Prey Veng province. This helped them to receive better quality public health services and reduced HIV/AIDS infection transmission. CCASVA also provided livelihood training in business running, animal raising, and saving in self-help groups, increasing family incomes. CCASVA had been supported of financial and technical by KHANA (UNFPA, Global Fund, EC, World food program), PSI.

Between 2005 and 2012: CCASVA provided technical support to local communities to create and strengthen anti-child trafficking mechanisms in three districts of Prey Veng province, forming the Village Safety Net. CCASVA has been supported from Cambodia Acts-Terre des Hommes Netherlands and EC).

Between 2010 and 2012: Child Protection Project under technical and funding of Save the Children Australia (SCA). CCASVA worked within 4 communes in Kamchay Mear district, Prey Veng province. The focus in these communes provided technical support to Commune Council for Women and Children (CCWC) to mobilize resources and distributed children′s rights information. CCASVA also supported the Commune Council (CC) in making a commune investment plan and CCWC in making a social development plan. This helped both groups gain support from the local provincial administration unit for one year.

Between 2005 and 2012: CCASVA provided technical support to local communities to create and strengthen anti-child trafficking mechanisms in three districts of Prey Veng province, forming the Village Safety Net. CCASVA has been supported from Cambodia Acts-Terre des Hommes Netherlands and EC).

OTHERS: 2015-2016: Project “Child Protection Project in Kratie Province, funded by Child Fund Cambodia. 2013-2016: Project “Promoting street and working children’s education completed grade 12”, funded by Australia Cambodia Children Task force. 1998-2014: Project “Increasing Community Action on HIV/AIDS Prevention Integrated with Care and Impact Mitigation Efforts in Cambodia”, funded by KHANA/ADB/ WB/EC /GF. 2011-2012: Project “Strengthening Economic and Livelihood Opportunities for Low Income and HIV+ Women”, funded by CHEC/UNWOMEN. 1997-2012: Project “Livelihood/Food” funded by World Food Program. 2000-2012: Project VSAE funded by TdH Netherlands. 2003-2012: Project “HIV/AIDS Prevention Intervention” funded by Population services. 2003-2012: Project funded by Cambodia Act.2006: Project “Research on public health services among entertainment workers” funded by UNFPA. 2011: Project UNCRC and Promotion of Child Participation”, funded by CRC Cambodia.1998-2009: Project funded by Save children Norway. 1997-1998: Anti-Child trafficking funded by SCF-UK. 1997-1998: Project funded by UK Embassy. 

Our Vision

All children in Cambodia are realizing their rights and living in prosperity.

Our Goal

Empowering children and youth to be protected and resilient from all form of abuses and social cohesion.

Our Mission

  • Strengthening high quality of effective child protection, care and support service system in community by building strategic partnership with stakeholders to achieve Sustainable Development Goal-SDG 2016-2030 (Especially focus on SDG in 1. No Poverty, 2. Zero Hunger, 3. Good Health and Well-Being, 4. Quality Education, 5. Gender Equity, 13. Climate Action, 16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institution).
  • Strengthening enabling environment for communities to be resilient functioned, vibrant, sustainable and independent.  

 Our Core Values

  • Mutual Respect: CCASVA works to respect and value to target group such as, listen children speaking etc)
  • Accountability  : CCASVA will ensure and account all activities do in communities to target group and stakeholders)
  • Transparency  : CCASVA always orients its program at the beginning and ending by conduct project review to reflect the target group need. We always distribute the reports, and newsletter to target group and stakeholders. And we always conduct financial audit every fiscal year.
  • Rule of Laws  : CCASVA always respect CCASVA′s policies and strategic plan and government′s laws and policies relevant to CCASVA′s work
  • Participatory : CCASVA works to help target group to help themselves by promoting target group to be ownership and self-reliance

Our Objectives and Objectives: CCASVA has 5 specific strategies during the 5-year period (2017 to 2021) to ensure achieving its goal and the real needs of the marginalized groups are responded.

Our Objectives

Child Protection, Care and Support: Strengthening the quality of effective child protection in community, care and support service to be provided to children who do not receive the appropriate care and/or to be protected from violence, sexual abuse and neglect.

Youth’s Empowerment: Empowering Cambodian Youth aged between 15-24 years old who are not able in access public and private employment for their active participation in all aspects of policy, culture, social, economic and civil one for their future’s life.

Safe Migration: Strengthening high quality of information and other supporting documents about migration services to ensure the migrants are in safe.

Vulnerable families affected by disasters and climate changes: Strengthening the roles and responsibilities of CCDM and family members in response to the climate change and climate change adaptation in order to protect their children from disasters and climate changes (DCC).

Our Strategies 

CCASVA Institutionalization: Strengthening CCASVA institution and staff capacity to be professionalism (along with GPP) and Child Safe organization.

Good Quality of services: Ensuring high quality of effective child protection system, care and support service delivery vulnerable children through child protection network at community, sub-national and national level.

People Empowerment: Empowering disadvantaged groups (youths, migrants, orphans, PLHIV and vulnerable children) in protecting themselves from all form abuses and access to services through their clubs and joint actions.

Law Enforcement: Ensuring the enforcement of relevant international and legal frameworks related to children mainly child protection system at different levels.

Strategic Partnership: Ensuring institutionalized partnership between CCASVA and relevant government, private and civil society Stakeholders.

Effective M&E & Research: Ensuring effective monitoring, evaluation and research on potential issues and program/projects. 

Our Current Project Interventions and Supports

Ending Violence Against Children and Youth (VACY) and gender based violence GBV (intimate partner violence): Contribute to greater prevention of VACY and GBV through changes in behavior, practices and attitudes through establishment and strengthening the Child Clubs, Youth Groups and Closed Groups (intimate partner violence); Empowering Children’s club members to improve self-protection from all forms of VACY through project’s support Child Clubs and Youth Groups to lead educational actions and researches and meaningful participation in meetings of Commune Committee for Women and Children (CCWC), District and Provincial WCCC. Strengthening protective family environment through the project’s support Parenting Groups and Closed Groups lead educational actions. Contribute to greater access for women and children to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services to end violence against children and gender based violence (intimate partner violence) through establishment and strengthening the function of specialist support services and community-based service providers like Community Social Workers, Community Legal Counselors and Village and commune Community Based Family and Child Protection Mechanisms in terms of identification, prevention, responding and referral to appropriate support and care for  health, education, social and legal services to violence against women and children survivors.

Social Accountability in Children and Youth Protection

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