Cambodia is still struggling to curb its problem of child labour, according to Asian Correspondent. While the situation has improved with the implementation of child protection legislation, there remain problem industries where children are employed in conditions that the International Labour Organization describes as the “worst forms of child labour”; agriculture, salt production, domestic work, fishing and brick-making.
Tourism is Cambodia’s second biggest industry after textiles. Along with visitors comes the potential for child sexual exploitation. Child Helpline Cambodia (CHC) is one of a range of organisations actively taking on the challenge. The recipient of the 2016 Stars Impact Award, CHC provides a free 24-hour phone counselling and referral services for children and youth up to 25 years old.