Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Daughters exists to empower those trapped in the sex industry to walk free and start a new life with healing, dignity, and the means to prosper. New employment is a critical part of this process.
Located in the heart of a red-light district in Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh, the Daughters sewing workshop employs up to 100 people, predominantly women. Here they learn a range of specialist skills including pattern cutting, machine sewing, product design, quality control and stock management. They are paid fair wages with many employment benefits including free daycare, medical and educational services.
Daughters aims to help at least 100 people each year to permanently walk free from sex-work, and to experience psychological healing and quality of life.
A job with Daughters is a conscious step towards change. It is a decision that is internal, voluntary and sustainable. Every employee of Daughters is provided with access to free recovery programmes including social work, counselling, medical treatment and life-skills, empowering them to transform their own lives while still living in their community and maintaining relationships with family and friends. Each person is equipped with the skills needed to support themselves through dignified and rewarding work. Long-term success with Daughters means remaining out of the sex industry for life. We are honoured to be a small step in their journey.