SAFE ROADS FOR LIFE
SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUTING IN CAMBODIA
In May 2021 we initiated Support to Safe and Sustainable Commuting for Garment & Footwear Workers in Cambodia (SSSC), funded by CISU. The project will be implemented in close collaboration with AIP Cambodia and other ongoing road safety projects.
Threat to safety
More than 700,000 workers commute to and from garment and footwear factories every day, of whom 80% are women. 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.
SSSC is a one-year project which aims to improve the conditions and livelihood of workers by empowering them and ensuring that their rights are exercised and protected with a focus on safe commuting.
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 will use 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.