In the field of migration, we had the pleasure to work with international organizations like WeWorld Cambodia to ensure safe migration and to reduce human trafficking incidents. We organize video training courses to improve volunteer citizen reporters (VCRs)’ synergies with local authorities and thus ensure better awareness of cases of abuse, trafficking and exploitation. In this sense, our awareness campaigns implemented under Rights to Work project, focused back in 2021 on the issues of labor law, human rights and safe migration, across the pandemic period.
What we learned from our previous period was flexibility, especially in re-scheduling our Online FilmCamp to match participants’ actual needs and situations. Also, boosting our radio shows turned out to be very effective as we have already reached our target with the first two episodes. In this vein, we’re going to keep this momentum up with our next online posts.
Another lesson for us was adaptability to the crisis and commitment to managing it in our favor. In September, both Kampong Cham and Siem reap, our target provinces were locked down, against the new outbreak. Therefore, we had no other alternative but to switch our shooting site to complete our documentary quota to Pursat, where we could also find (past) migrant workers. Thanks to our Production Manager’s approach, we managed to produce two relevant stories: “Smart Choice” and “Private Recruitment Agencies”. The first part recalls the challenges faced and new and safer decisions made by our subject. The second addresses practical tips about migration to work, especially through regular private recruitment agencies.