About Us

Connecting Hands is an Australian based, independent not for profit charity reaching out to young victims of Human Trafficking & Slavery in Cambodia & Australia.

Connecting Hands is passionate and committed to raising awareness about Human trafficking and slavery.

We work to eradicate enslavement in the sex industry by offering young women who have escaped lives of enslavement and abuse with the opportunity to start a new life free from such vulnerabilities.

Our goal is to empower young women to change their own lives with traineeships and on the job training within our Connecting Hands training Cafe in Cambodia.

Our training model assists young women by empowering them with training opportunities with great working conditions, higher salaries than average, English classes, medical treatment, accommodation & ongoing practical support to equip them to change their lives. Our approach is to empower girls to change their own lives by giving them tools and skills to do so.

Our hope is that one day we see the abolishment of modern day slavery, have the means to stop perpetrators and free the many young and innocent lives that are exploited every day.

Connecting Hands works towards alleviating the impact of sexual slavery by providing young women and children who have been rescued from such terrible acts a more sustainable and brighter future by offering them counselling, education, training & employment opportunities to equip and empower them with the tools and resources to succeed in a life free from slavery.

Sex Trafficking is the buying and selling of women and children who are forced or coerced into commercial prostitution against their will.

Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity. It involves the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person by force, coercion or other violent means, for the purpose of exploiting them. Victims are found in various industries with a major focus on the sex industry. Every year thousands of women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their home countries and abroad.

Victims of trafficking are subject to abuse in the worst forms of physical violence, sexual assault, threats to family members, torture, emotional abuse, documents confiscation and very low wages for the work they perform. Some do not get paid and are made to work inexcusable hours with no time for adequate sleep or rest, sadly too many of these victims are young women & children.

Our hope is that one day we see the abolishment of modern day slavery, have the means to stop perpetrators and free the many young and innocent lives that are exploited every day.

Freedom is a basic human right and slavery is one of the greatest threats to that freedom. No one has the right to sell or enslave another person.