CIVICUS Cambodia

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About Us
  • History, Mission, Structure


    CIVICUS: Center for Cambodian Civic Education (“CIVICUS Cambodia”) was founded by Theary C. Seng, to work on civic education, reconciliation and peacebuilding. There exist many unaddressed issues within Cambodian society especially in these areas, and thus the work of CIVICUS Cambodia is really the continuation of the good work of the Center for Social Development (CSD) under Ms. Seng’s leadership from March 2006 until it was cut short in July 2009 via a personal-turned-political injunctive order and of the Center for Justice & Reconciliation (CJR), which she founded in 2009 and which now forms a major project of CIVICUS Cambodia. Read more . . .


    CIVICUS Cambodia is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational, non-governmental organization registered with the Cambodian Ministry of Interior dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy and reconciliation in Cambodia and the larger, globalized world. Read more . . .

  • Staff, Consultants, Fellows, Volunteers

    CIVICUS Cambodia has hard-working and committed members of staff, volunteers, fellows, consultants who come from all walks of life, each dedicated to the goals and mission of CIVICUS Cambodia of an informed, empowered Cambodian citizenry.

    Ms. Theary C. Seng, Founding President

    Theary C. Seng is the founding president of CIVICUS: Center for Cambodian Civic Education, in addition to being the founder and board president of Center for Justice and Reconciliation. Born in Phnom Penh just before the Khmer Rouge regime rose to power, Ms. Seng suffered under the brutal regime until eventually emigrating to the United States in 1979. In 1995, she returned to Cambodia to volunteer with various labor and human rights organizations. In 2006, she joined Center for Social Development (CSD), and in 2009 founded Center for Justice and Reconciliation (CJR) now incorporated as a major project of CIVICUS Cambodia.  She received her Bachelor of Science in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

    Read more, including other staff profile . . .

  • Donors, Partners


    -  The Charitable Foundation

    -  The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

    -  Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Boelkins

    -  Conceptual Site Furnishings, Inc.

    -  The German Development Service (DED)

    Read more . . .


    -  Cambodian Independent Teachers' Association (CITA)

    -  Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC)

    -  Don Bosco Technical Training Schools

    -  Meta House Phnom Penh

    -  The Phnom Penh Players

    Read more . . .


  • Legal Recognition

    CIVICUS: Center for Cambodian Civic Education was registered with the Ministry of Interior in March 2010. It is recognized as a non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental organization.  Read more . . .


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