Protection plus in Cambodia

Plan International Cambodia supports children and young people to live free from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. We provide and facilitate high-quality gender-and-age-responsive support working alongside the Royal Government of Cambodia, communities and families.

A mother and child share a hug in Cambodia

We strengthen the understanding and capacity of families to keep children safe and support adolescent girls and young women to influence change towards more equal and non-violent behaviour in their families and communities.

We work to end violence at all levels and focus on preventing harmful practices like child, early and forced marriage, gender-based violence and online violence and exploitation.

Our influencing work involves advocating to decision makers at all levels for the implementation of strong, gender-responsive legal and policy frameworks which protect children and young people, particularly girls and young women, from all types of violence.

We will also improve access to age-appropriate child protection services for children and youth, including LGBTIQ+ youth and children who experience or are exposed to violence.

Key targets

Our Protection Plus programme targets 60,000 children including adolescent girls and young women, LGBTIQ+ youth and survivors of child, early and forced marriage, online child sexual exploitation and abuse, and children left behind in cross-border programming engaging in the networks of 120 civil society organisations.


Donors supporting our work in this area include:

  • BMZ
  • Plan International Australia
  • Plan International Germany
  • Plan International Sweden
  • SIDA.