Project factsheet information

Project Title Increasing the Safe Use of Internet by Women and Girls
Full name and acronym Child Helpline Cambodia (CHC)
Address

#8B, Street 45BT, Sangkat Boeung Tumpun, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

Phone 85523224841
Fax N/A
Website http://childhelpline.org.kh
Dates covered by this report: 01-08-2018 – 30-09-2019 –
Report submission date 25-09-2019
Country where project was implemented Cambodia
Project leader name Sean Sok Phay
Email
Project Team Thoun Sreypov [email protected]
Pen Pidorkunthea [email protected]
Partner organization Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia and all private telephone operators
Total budget approved US$21978.00
Project summary

CHC received funding support from the Information Society Innovation Fund Asia (ISIF Asia) to implement the project entitled “Increasing the Safe Use of Internet for Women and Girls” from 1 August 2018 till 30 September 2019. The project strengthened the capabilities of existing 16 helpline ambassadors aged between 15 and 25 on the safe use of internet based on the existing manual of SafeWeb and how to report online abuse to Child Helpline Cambodia via the free helpline telephone mechanism. The trained 16 helpline ambassadors organized 5 pilot echo awareness sessions on the safe use of internet to girls and women in their communities. CHC reviewed and edited the existing training manual "SafeWeb" and incorporated gender equality and friendly complaint and response mechanism, which is a community-based structure for reporting and response to abuse and violence both online and offline. Additionally, the project has supported the free helpline telephone mechanism and online question and answer platform 24/7 and empowered girls and women with information on the safe use of internet and gender equality, response to reports on online abuse, and referred victims of abuse to access psycho-social support services. The overall objective of the project is "women and girls are effectively protected and prevented from online abuse and exploitation and enjoying the benefits of the internet free from danger while learning gender equality". 

The project has 3 specific objectives; 1) Empower women and girls to voice up and report online safety, gender violence and inequality and access psycho-social service via the free helpline telephone mechanism and online question and answer platform. 2) Strengthen the capacity of helpline ambassadors, women, girls, men, boys and LGBTQI on the safe use of internet, gender equality, respectful online relationship, and self-protection. 3) Address diversity and encourage young women and young men participation by organizing co-design workshops and training workshops. The project is delivering three outcomes as below.

Outcome 1: Women and girls especially the most vulnerable are empowered and protected with access to free helpline telephone mechanism and online question and answer platform

Outcome 2: Young helpline ambassadors increased skill and knowledge on awareness session facilitation, gender equality, safe use of internet, respectful online relationship, and self-protection.

Outcome 3: Women and girls are empowered to participate in co-design workshops to address diversity.

To achieve the outcomes, the project will implement the following activities.

Output 1: Women and girls speak up for their rights to be treated with respect, receive psycho-social support and intervention, and report online abuse.

Activity: Operate the free helpline telephone mechanism and online question and answer platform 24/7 to receive calls and questions from women, girls, boys, men, and LGBTQI.

Output 2: 16 young helpline ambassadors have capacity to organize echo-awareness sessions with focus on gender equality, safe use of internet, respectful online relationship, and self-protection in their communities.

Activity: 2.1) Deliver a training workshop to 16 young helpline ambassadors in Phnom Penh on awareness session facilitation, gender equality, safe use of internet, respectful online relationship, and self-protection. 2.2) Young Helpline Ambassadors organize 5 echo-awareness sessions on gender equality, safe use of internet and self-protection.

Output 3: A training content and material package on gender equality and safe use of internet is developed with input from young women and men.

Activity: Organize a co-design workshop with participation of young women and men to develop the training content and materials.