CAMBODIA

SAFE ROADS FOR LIFE 

SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUTING IN CAMBODIA

In May 2021 we initiated the Support to Safe and Sustainable Commuting for Garment & Footwear Workers in Cambodia (SSSC) Project, funded by CISU (Civilsamfund i Udvikling - Civil Society in Development). The project has been implemented in close collaboration with AIP Cambodia and other ongoing road safety projects.

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Threat to safety

More than 700,000 workers, of whom 80% are women, commute to and from garment and footwear factories every day. The daily commuting imposes a threat to the safety of the workers due to dangerous road user behaviour, unsafe transportation, poor road infrastructure, and inadequate enforcement.

The SSSC is a one-year project aiming to improve the conditions and livelihood of workers by empowering them and ensuring that their safe commuting rights are exercised and protected.

Strengthen knowledge and skills

The SSSC Project seeks to strengthen the knowledge and skills of the staff at AIP Cambodia through training sessions on labour law, workers´ rights, facilitation, social media, and advocacy.

AIP Cambodia has used those skills to support capacity-building with Speak-up Champions in selected factories enabling them to represent workers and raise their concerns on unsafe commuting with relevant stakeholders and the public.

OUR VIDEO

 SAFE ROADS FOR LIFE 

Their lives are in our hands

Story at Carlington Footwear Factory

The change in transportation type creates a great impact on the workers' lives. 

The change in transportation type creates a great impact for the workers' lives. 

Real-life story

This is the real-life story of Our Lim, age 25 years old a garment factory worker.  

This is the real-life story of Channeth, a garment factory worker, as told from her perspective.