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Sisha Presentation 2011


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Sisha Presentation 2011

  1. 1. South East Asia Investigations into Social and Humanitarian Activities<br />A Brief Presentation<br />Steve Morrish <br />Executive Director<br />
  2. 2. Who We Are<br />Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />SISHAis an Australian registered international not-for-profit organisation (non-religious and non-government) that strives to provide justice for victims of human trafficking and other forms of exploitation by strengthening the criminal justice system, and victim, social and legal support services throughout Asia.”<br />SISHA’s Mission; “A world where everyone can live <br />free from oppression and abuse”<br />
  3. 3. History<br />Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Established in July 2007 by Executive Director, Steve Morrish<br />Signed Memorandum of Understanding in 2007 with Royal Cambodian Government <br />Signed Memorandum of Understanding in 2009 with Cambodian National Police.<br />
  4. 4. Staff and Oversight<br />Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />SISHA currently employs 18 full time employees in Cambodia office <br />3 Westerners (Australian, American)<br />18 Cambodian <br />4 International Interns<br />2 Brigadier Generals (CNP)<br />Four Directors (SISHA Executive Board)<br />Eight Non-Executive Board members<br />Operationally and financially accountable to Australian Government (ASIC)<br />
  5. 5. Projects - Cambodia<br />Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Counter Trafficking Training<br />Women’s Legal Rights<br />Raids and Rescues<br />Crisis Support Centre<br />Youth Legal Rights<br />Criminal Investigation Training<br />Hope Scholarship Award <br />
  6. 6. Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Operations - Investigations<br />Conductproactive and reactive investigations into human trafficking, bonded labour, sexual assault, rape, pedophilia and other forms of exploitation of children, women and men<br />Cooperate with local police to plan andexecute raids on establishments that are identified as engaging in illegal activity related to human exploitation<br />Assist local police in rescuing men, women and children who are sold into slavery.<br />Liaise with international law enforcement agencies to investigate foreign offendersand transnational crimes relating to the exploitation of people. <br />
  7. 7. Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Operations - Aftercare<br />Immediately after rescue, SISHA Aftercare staff ensure that clients are provided with round-the-clock support that includes meals and snacks, bedding, trauma counseling and SISHA Aftercare Packs <br />After conducting a needs assessment, SISHA’s Aftercare team ensures that client’s are placed in pre-approved aftercare facilities or are reunited with their families <br />SISHA provides continuous follow up support<br />
  8. 8. Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Operations - Legal<br />Provide legal representation at Court proceedings for victims that SISHA rescues.<br />Assist with criminal investigations and ensure that evidence is collected and presented in accordance with local laws and to international standards.<br />Monitor court proceedings and up date case management system.<br />Assist with legal and administrative documentation to ensure that SISHA remains professional and accountable <br />
  9. 9. Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Criminal Investigation Training<br /><ul><li>Commenced in 2009
  10. 10. Intensive two week, 10 module practical based course
  11. 11. Support the Cambodia National Police by strengthening the capacity of front line police officers to effectively investigate serious crime
  12. 12. 6 courses per year, 30 police officers per course</li></li></ul><li>SISHA Prevention Programs<br />Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Youth and Women’s Legal Rights Course<br />Offered to marginalized youth and women living in the slums in Phnom Penh<br />Reduces vulnerability to crimes such as human trafficking, rape, domestic violence and other forms of exploitation<br />Teaches students life skills to protect themselves against human trafficking & exploitation<br />Provides legal and human rights training<br />Curriculum Topics:<br />Rule of Law<br />Human Rights<br />Safe Migration<br />Human Trafficking <br />Domestic Violence<br />Drug Abuse<br />
  13. 13. Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Hope Scholarship Award<br /><ul><li>The Hope Scholarship is awarded to the top 4 students of the Youth Legal Rights Course
  14. 14. The award covers:
  15. 15. Tuition for the entire 4 years of their degrees,
  16. 16. All other costs related to their studies (books, transportation etc)
  17. 17. Computers, facilities and guidance available at the SISHA office
  18. 18. Up to 6 months of work and practical experience at SISHA's headquarters</li></li></ul><li>Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Crisis Support Center<br /><ul><li>Cambodia’s first ever one-stop operational support center for victims of gender-based violence and sexual assault
  19. 19. Equipped with appropriate medical facilities
  20. 20. Staffed with specially trained medical personnel
  21. 21. DNA and forensic medical evidence is collected from the victim
  22. 22. Case officers – victim support
  23. 23. Video/audio equipped interview rooms</li></li></ul><li>Results Since August 2008 <br />Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />97 investigations, 81 offenders, 215 victims of human trafficking, sexual abuse and other forms of exploitation.<br />Eight Criminal Investigation Training Courses – 240 police<br />Two Youth Legal Rights Courses – 80 vulnerableboys & girls<br />One Women’s Rights Course – 40 impoverished women<br />Three scholarship winners – 3 young women<br />
  24. 24. Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Case Study 1: Raid and Rescue of 16 Trafficking Victims from Remote Brothel<br />October 2008, rescued 16 women, including 3 under the age of 18 years, who were locked in a brothel in a remote Cambodian province close to the Thai border and sold for sex.<br />Brothel operated by police and military<br />One military officer and one police officer sentenced to 13 years jail (murder/procurement)<br />One mamasan and 1 pimp sentenced to 7 years jail for running brothel<br />
  25. 25. Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Case Study Two: Rescue of abducted 6 yr old Swedish Girl<br />In July 2008, SISHAlocated and rescued 6 year old Swedish girl – abducted<br />Missing for one year<br />Re-united with mother in 2 days <br />Father sentenced – 3 years jail<br />
  26. 26. Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Trafficking & Exploitation<br />2010 United Nations/US Government reports states;<br />27 million people worldwide in modern day slavery <br />880,000 people trafficked across international borders - yearly<br />1 million children exploited in the global sex trade - yearly<br />$32 billion human trafficking industry - yearly <br />
  27. 27. Anti trafficking and exploitation<br />Supporters & Thank you<br />The work of SISHA would not be possible without the generous support ofcompanies & individuals<br />