Christmas Appeal: Srey Sanctuary

All women and girls deserve to live in peace, security and dignity.

In Cambodia, there is a sickening culture of violence against women. 1 in 5 men aged 18-49 have admitted to raping a woman, many of them before they were 20.

Srey Sanctuary in Siem Reap, Cambodia, was set up in 2016 and has already helped over 800 survivors of domestic violence, rape and sex trafficking.

The shelter rehabilitates vulnerable women and children such as Davi and Rotha by offering accommodation, meals, counselling, legal support and safe reintegration services.

A small Christmas gift can help abuse survivors start new lives in 2018.

At Srey Sanctuary, women also learn vocational skills such as sewing and business so they can earn good incomes and lead independent lives after they leave. That’s why less than 2% of women return to the shelter.

However, 70% of women at Srey Sanctuary are illiterate, making it much harder for them to understand their rights, earn a liveable wage, and escape the cycle of abuse.

This Christmas, give from the heart to help abuse survivors learn to read and write.

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