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“It still goes round and round in my head,” says Sao*, 37, thinking back to the 16 years of escalating alcohol-fuelled violence she endured at the hands of her husband, eventually ending in an attempted murder by knife. “It started 5 days after we had our first baby.” With just ten days to go until […]

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“We thought he died when he was a baby” – a beautiful story of a family reunited

17th June 2019 might not sound like a special date, but it’s one the Sok family will never forget. It’s the day that 13 year old Mesa* returned to the family who thought he had died as an infant. Mesa had spent all those years living in one of the many residential care centres (often […]

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Social Media Can Still Be A Force For Good

May 9th was an exciting night for This Life Cambodia. Our social media campaign designed to raise awareness of the problem of domestic violence in Cambodia, and to provide information on the law and places to get help, was named as Best Social Media Campaign Of 2019 at the Australian Not For Profit Technology Awards, […]

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Like to run? Raise funds? Have fun? Then RUN TLC is for you!

This August TLC will be running our seventh legendary cross-continental RUN TLC fundraising event, with twin events in Siem Reap in Cambodia (August 4th) and Sydney in Australia (August 11th).  We are looking for people to join our team and wear our famous RUN TLC shirts. You can be in Cambodia, or Australia, or willing […]

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Why Children Accompany Mothers Into Prison: An Insight into Factors Influencing this Decision in Cambodia

This Life Cambodia has spent many years working within Cambodia’s prison system, and with families where members are in conflict with the law. One problem we have observed over the years, and which many families have raised with us as something which needs to be addressed, is the fact that some people in conflict with […]

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Small children in prison – Cambodia’s secret problem

Did you know that children under the age of 3 are allowed to accompany their mothers into prison in Cambodia? And that there are at least 170 mothers with children in prison right now? In fact, few people are aware of this big problem and the negative impact it can have on mothers and children, […]

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In a grassroots organisation, staff are everything

By Mihajlo Starcevic, This Life Cambodia’s Board Chair. For This Life Cambodia to deliver on our objectives, our staff have to feel fulfilled and supported in their jobs. We have just completed our first full staff engagement survey to find out whether we are succeeding in making that happen. Just as all of our work […]

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Learning is a two way street

At This Life Cambodia we know learning never stops. No matter how much we might know about a subject, there is always more information and fresh new perspectives which can add new energy to our work. One way of ensuring we get those new perspectives is through our internship program, which gives us the chance […]

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Working at TLC: The Student Experience

Working at TLC: The Student Experience  By Marissa Alexiou and Emily McGregor From Tuesday 11th December, a group of 10 students from the University of Newcastle began a placement at This Life Cambodia as part of a legal externship. In four groups we each undertook a research project, exploring child protection, drug sentencing, diversion of […]

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