Hagar

Boys Recovery Program

Boys who have experienced trafficking or exploitation experience high quality support and care during their initial phase of recovery

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 January 2013 to 12:00 PM, 1 December 2013

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

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Situation

International research over the last decade exposes the reality that boys are sexually abused in alarming numbers, and this is also true in Cambodia. There is widespread ignorance of the effects of abuse on boys. This ignorance results in feelings of shame and additional suffering by boys, who are often belittled, discriminated against, and isolated when the abuse becomes known. This leads to additional suffering and vulnerability, often resulting in repeat abuse.

Solution

The Recovery Programme will provide intensive support and loving care to every individual client for a short – medium timeframe during the initial recovery phase. It includes case management, counselling, health services, education and skills training. This Recovery Programme is in the context of a longer-term approach that supports clients to transition and reintegrate back into an appropriate family and community situation, becoming independent, and whole again.