CIVICUS Cambodia

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Reconciliation, Peace-building

Building an Honorable Legacy from the Destruction

The modern destruction of Cambodia had its beginning in Cold War and colonial politics. The spilling of the Vietnam-American War into Cambodia gave rise to the brutal Khmer Rouge. The 4-year reign of the Khmer Rouge (April 1975 - January 79) decimated Cambodia from which we, almost four decades later, are still struggling to survive and revive from it.

Today, CIVICUS Cambodia, with its long-established, internationally-recognized history of reconciliation and peace-building via the Center for Social Development and the Center for Justice & Reconciliation, now a major component of CIVICUS Cambodia, works with individuals who continue to struggle with the aftermath of civil war, followed by the Khmer Rouge era, one of the most lethal regimes of the twentieth-century, followed by occupation. CIVICUS Cambodia’s commitment to helping the remaining survivors of such a turbulent time, in addition to educating new generations, is reflected in our projects.

ECCC Outreach for Victims/Perpetrators

CIVICUS Cambodia, in partnership with AKRVC (Association of Khmer Rouge Victims in Cambodia) works to reach out to those personally affected by the brutality of Pol Pot and his cadres by engaging them in healing open discussion.  Read more...

Psycho-social Support

In 2007, the Center for Social Development under the leadership of Theary Seng published, Understanding Trauma in Cambodia which has become the quintessential handbook on addressing issues of trauma among Cambodian society. CIVICUS Cambodia continues to use these principles to offer psycho-social support to those directly, and indirectly, affected by trauma throughout Cambodian society.  Read more...

Provincial Learning Centers/Memorials

CIVICUS Cambodia is working towards collaboration in the establishing provincial learning centers-memorials to address the concerns of, educate, and reach out to those members of Cambodian society without access to the many facilities available to residents in Phnom Penh.  Read more...

Other Reconciliation/Peace-building Events





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