March 22nd, 2008
One of the difficulties I find inherent in simple ‘reporting’ is the article tells the reader just how devastating a situation is, and then leaves it at that. My experience working with sexual violence and psychological trauma through the FEAR Project has shown me that a story with hope in it draws a far greater audience than one with pure pain. Even better, I believe, is to provide the reader with a way to process or utilize an emotional reaction. I think one of the most difficult things is to watch an injustice unfold and be powerless to act.
To that end, I have compiled a list of Non Governmental Organizations in Cambodia who I believe are doing good work. Undoubtedly, it is a biased and incomplete list based on my experiences. However, I hope it gives you a chance to see how you can become involved and to realize that Cambodia is just one developing country out of many. Learning what these NGO’s are doing will help you understand what others are doing in other countries, helping you choose where to send your money, spend your time, or simply to talk about. I believe awareness is the first and most important step.
To review the list, go to this page.
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