Srey Sanctuary

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 to start new lives.

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

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.

Give a tax-deductible gift today to help vulnerable women learn to read and write. With literacy skills, women will be much more likely to escape the cycle of abuse and poverty.

Your gifts will help to build a new literacy classroom, purchase learning resources, and cover a teacher’s salary.

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