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Cambodia is recovering from decades of civil war and disruption but a significant number of its people still live in poverty, despite stellar economic growth. This is predominantly concentrated in rural areas where education, water & sanitation, healthcare and job opportunities are badly lacking.
Our agricultural projects work with rural farmers to help diversify their crops
Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA has worked in partnership with government agencies, local NGOs and trade unions since 1985 to address these issues in order to develop opportunities for the unemployed, poor farmers, and workers.
We support programs in technical/vocational teacher training, agricultural and aquaculture technical training, employment and agricultural skills training, environmental awareness, labour rights training, and HIV/AIDS & reproductive health in 7 provinces and in the capital, Phnom Penh.
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA maintains an office in Cambodia staffed by one Australian part time volunteer and 7 Cambodian staff.
The Kingdom of Cambodia is located in the middle of the Indochina Peninsula in South East Asia, bordered to the west by Thailand, the East by Vietnam and the North by Lao PDR. To the South lies the Gulf of Thailand.
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Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA has worked in Cambodia since 1985, contributing to the reconstruction and development of a country devastated since the early 1970s by 3 decades of conflict including the Khmer Rouge....
Sustainable Agriculture and Vocational Training for Poverty Reduction
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA's flagship development project in Cambodia is the 'Developing Village Livelihoods Through Quality Training' project, which comprises sustainable agriculture and vocational training, with cooperative development components....
Office Skills Training in Phnom Penh
Despite rapid economic growth, poverty remains a significant issue in the Cambodian capital, especially among young rural migrants. We work with a local NGO, the Cambodian Women's Development Agency (CWDA), to provide office skills training to help young people engage with the modern economy. ...
Occupational Health and Safety for Entertainment Workers
Entertainment workers, including permanent and casual sex workers, face a whole range of risks in their profession, including sexual and physical violence and sexually transmitted diseases like HIV. Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA views this through an OH&S lens - sex work is work....
Fair Work and Union Building for Beer Promoters
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA and the Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation have been working together on occupational health & safety, HIV awareness and organising since 2006....
Environment and Climate Change
Environmental damage remains a significant issue in Cambodia. Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is working with local communities and the Kampot Fisheries Cantonment Administration (KFAC) to reforest and sustainably manage Koh Smao Island, the site of Cambodia's largest sea grass field, located in the Kampot River. ...
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New report on situation of beer promotion workers in Cambodia - 15 August 2012
Promoting Decency?, a report published in August 2012 by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), says beer promotion workers selling Heineken, Carlsberg, Bavaria and other beer in Cambodian bars and restaurants earn too little to make a decent living. ...
Industrial dispute brewing in Cambodia - 24 February 2012
The Cambodian Food and Service Workers’ Federation (CFSWF), a long-term APHEDA partner, says it is being undermined by beverage giant Cambrew/Carlsberg in its efforts to organise Cambodian beer promotion workers. Earlier this week Cambrew, which is half-owned by Danish beverage company Carlsberg, refused to recognise a democratic election of CFSWF workplace union representatives. CFSWF and APHEDA believe this is just another tactic to undermine the union and the workers, since under Cambodian law, the workplace must recognise the union in order for it to represent members....
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