First Step Cambodia in 2014

 A warm welcome to all from all at FSC. This year promises to be a busy one for the staff, supporters and partners of First Step. Here are some highlights of the year ahead, if you need to find out more about our services or any of the projects mentioned here, please contact us at our office. Contact details are included below:


·  FSC begins partnership with The World Childhood Foundation: We welcome WCF (based in Sweden) to our growing pool of partners and look forward working with them in the months and years ahead. WRC are one of the core donors that are supporting our new project in Siem Reap, described below.


·  New Pilot Project opens in Siem Reap: Following a mapping and needs assessment of services in Siem Reap, FSC has now opened a new project providing core social work services and support to children and families in that city. FSC will also be providing ongoing training, continuing professional development opportunities and forums for other NGOs and authorities.


·  ‘Speaking Our Truth’ Film Workshops now available: Following the film’s launch in December 2013, the FSC team will be facilitating day long film workshops for NGOs, police and legal professionals. The workshops enables those attending to understand important issues relating to the sexual abuse of boys and young men, including those relating to needs and responses. For further details of how you can take part in workshops, please contact the FSC office.


·  Range of IEC materials being rolled out: In addition, FSC has also designed and piloted  arrange of additional advocacy and education resources for use in communities and other settings – designed to raise awareness and change behaviours towards those affected by sexual abuse. These include the ‘Some Boys Say’ assessment toolkit and advocacy tool; the ‘I Will Believe’ short film for use with parents and young people and the new ‘Prevention & Protection’ Poster Pack – for use in a variety of settings. For further details of how you can take part in workshops, and find out more about these please unique tools, please contact the FSC office.


·  Mainstreaming Disability and Child Protection Network Plans: In December 2013, FSC in partnership with our partners FELM and others facilitated a workshop related to mainstreaming disability and child protection issues. Research indicates that children with any form of disability are several times more likely to be sexually abused. FSC will continue to facilitate and arrange a number of workshops and training events throughout 2014. Contact FSC for more details of how you can get involved.


·  South- South Institute for the Sexual Abuse of Boys and Men Conference to be hosted by FSC: After launching the SSI in Kampala, Uganda in April 2013, FSC has been asked to host the first SSI international conference to be held in Phnom Penh in December 2014. Further details of this important event will be posted on this site in due course. Interested individuals and organisations should contact FSC for more details.


·  The Fifth Annual ‘International Days for Male Survivors Concert’: The events in the last two years, held in partnership with partners M’Lop Tapang in Sihanouk Ville have attracted thousands of visitors and supporters. This year’s event will take place on Saturday December 6th… more details to follow in due course.


FSC will also continue to provide the range of other services and supports for children and families affected by sexual abuse, and training opportunities described elsewhere on this site.

First Step Cambodia Training starts in Siem Reap

We are pleased to announce that the fourth cycle of the unique FSC Social Work Training has commenced in May 2013. For further details, please follow this link to out Facebook page:

First Step Cambodia work with others from Uganda and New Zealand to launch a Global Partnership

In April 2013, FSC in partnership with the Refugee Law Project (Kampala, Uganda) and the Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT) based in Christchurch, New Zealand to launch the ‘South- South Institute on Sexual Abuse of Men and Boys in Conflict’. For more details about this historic event, please follow the link below:



Khmer Website:

This site is now available in Khmer. Please click on the Khmer icon in the top right hand side of the site to access these pages. Since the site's launch in September 2010, we have had thousands of visitors from over 70 countries - about 50% of visitors are from Cambodia but some have visited from countries such as Argentina and Yemen. A warm welcome to you all! As awareness of the issue of the sexual abuse and exploitation of boys and men grows globally, we happy that so many are able to make use of our site.

We would like to thank Yejj for their work on the site and for helping us to make this such a useful resource that is available to so many.



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