Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia Programme

Access to justice expanded for migrant fishing and seafood processing workers in Cambodia. 

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In a collaborative effort between the ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia (S2SR SEA) programme, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT), and Legal Support for Children and Women (LSCW), a recent training initiative is set to enhance access to justice for migrant workers facing labour rights violations, particularly in the fishing and seafood processing sectors. The training, which took place in Koh Kong from 21 to 22 August 2023, marked the third such training targeting key provinces for migration in Cambodia: Banteay Meanchey, Koh Kong and Pursat.

During the two-day training, 45 participants including commune leaders, and staff from commune councils, the Department of Labour Vocation Training (PLVT) in Koh Kong province, the S2SR-supported Koh Kong Migrant Worker Resource Centre, Provincial Anti-human Trafficking Secretariat, and other non-government organizations in the region, were equipped with crucial knowledge on Cambodia’s national legal framework, migrant worker complaint mechanisms, dispute resolution guidelines, interview and information gathering skills, and the fundamentals of case management for migrant workers.

The event was attended by the presence of notable figures, including H.E. Mr. Hou Vudthy, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) and H.E. Mr Sreng Hong, Deputy Governor of Koh Kong Province, who delivered opening remarks to the participants.

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