About Us

Daughters of Cambodia is a faith-based group of non profit social enterprises operating in Phnom Penh with the sole purpose of offering a new life of freedom to victims of sex-trafficking and sex-exploitation in Cambodia.

We reach out to those who are trapped in the sex industry and offer opportunities to them to walk free, start a new life and learn how to sustain within community settings.

Daughters’ operates non-residential centres in the heart of Phnom Penh's red light areas, where young women or young men wishing to leave sex work are taught how to change their life-style, and provided with employment in one of our 9 fair-trade businesses, along with a range of social and psychological services.

Daughters was started in 2007 by Ruth Elliott, a psychologist from the UK, who developed a unique model in Cambodia; in which sex workers come direct to the organization from the brothels by their own free choice because they are already motivated to change their lives, learning how to do so within their own social and domestic settings rather than a shelter.

Learn More