At the time of CHRAC’s establishment, there were 16 founding members which were local NGOs/Associations operating in the areas of human rights, democracy and legal aid in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Since then, the membership of CHRAC has expanded from year to year. In the year 2008, there are now 21 NGO members of CHRAC.



The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (in French Acronym   
" ADHOC ") was founded by a group of former political prisoners in December 1991 after the signing of the Paris Peace Agreements on October 23, 1991. ADHOC is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit and non-governmental organization.

It has different levels of governance: a General Assembly which is convened every three years to elect a President and Secretary General, and a Board of Advisors which meet annually. ADHOC is tasked to address the absence of basic rights, freedoms, and liberties in Cambodia by providing people with knowledge and understanding of human rights, law, and democracy; and how to defend these rights and freedoms themselves. 

To know more about ADHOC, please visit their website:


2. CDP

The Cambodian Defenders Project (CDP) began in 1994 as a project of the International Human Rights Law Group in Cambodia. Although 15 years had passed since the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge, there remained a drastic shortage of trained lawyers in the country.

Many police and court officials still employed Communist era tactics of torture, coercion and arbitrary detention against persons accused of crimes. There were no public defenders to defend the rights of the accused and most went to trial without representation of any kind. From its inception, the primary object of the CDP was to provide free legal defense to the poor and the vulnerable.

To know more about CDP, please visit their website:



3. CSD

In June 1995, the Center for Social Development (CSD) was established in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as a non-profit, non-governmental organization. CSD seeks to promote democratic values and improve the quality of life of the Cambodian people through training, seminars, research, publication, broadcasting, partnership with other like-minded organizations and institutions and dialogue with Cambodians from all walks of life.

The mission of CSD is to encourage broad participation in public affairs at both the national and local level, develop a respect for human rights and the rule of law, enhance transparency and accountability in the public sphere, and raise awareness of issues of national concern through all forms of media.

To know more about CSD, please visit their website:



The Cambodian Women in Crisis Center (CWCC), a local NGO, was founded in 1997 by a small group of women concerned about the sizeable level of violence being perpetrated against women and children and the lack of services available to care for victims.

Since opening a Crisis Centre in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, it’s services rapidly expanded to include sheltering, counseling, medical assistance, literacy  and vocational training, life skills, legal representation, monitoring, repatriation and reintegration of women and girls who have been trafficked, scholarship for poor girls, community awareness and organizing, training of and networking with other NGO’s and Government Ministry’s, and advocating for the elimination of all forms of violence.

To learn more about CWCC, please visit their website:


5. KID

The Khmer Institute of Democracy (KID) was established as a non-governmental organization (NGO) on 6th October 1992 by a group of Cambodian-Americans together with Ambassador Julio A. Jeldres who has been a Senior Private Secretary to His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk for 12 years.

KID’s mission is to foster democratic values in Cambodian society by maintaining a neutral political position. It carries out a number of activities to promote a liberal democratic order as determined by the Paris Peace Agreement of 1991, based on a multi-party liberal democracy system, on human rights and the respect of law as stipulated in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

To learn more about KID, please visit their website:


6. CARAM Cambodia

The Coordination of Action Research on AIDS and Mobility (CARAM Cambodia) was set up as a local NGO in 2000. Previously, CARE Cambodia had been carrying on its activities from 1997 to 1999. Upon the establishment of CARAM Cambodia as a local NGO, CARE’s former staff who working on the project were transferred to CARAM Cambodia.

Presently, CARAM Cambodia has four projects 1) Community Based Prevention, Care and Rights 2) Pre-departure and Post-returnees 3) National Advocacy and Production of Relevant Materials and 4) Regional Projects. The programs primarily works with Cambodian and Vietnamese migrant sex workers and Cambodian migrant workers who are prepared to work abroad (Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea and others).

 To learn more about CARAM, please visit their website:



The Cambodian Center for Protection of Children’s Rights (CCPCR) is a NGO created on 20 November 1994. This organization is working to promote the Rights of the Child and save children of all ethnicities living in Cambodia below 18 year-old and particularly suffering from trafficking, sexual violence or harassment and child labour.

In order to do so, CCPCR is working on Child rights Education and Protection, and Child Labour Education and Shelter Support so that they will be better. Some target groups are now in three provinces such as Kampong Cham, Svay Rieng and Sihanouk Ville. We also do advocacy together with other local and international NGOs to help better protection of our children.



The Cambodian Health and Human Rights Alliance (CHHRA) is a non-sectarian, non-political and non-governmental organization (NGO) formed in March 1995 by former staff of the American Refugee Committee (ARC).

CHHRA’s mandate is to identify and advocate for human rights related to health and implement programs  that work to change identified abuses. Projects advance human rights related to health in Cambodia and have the approval of the Board of Directors.  CHHRA remains unique in its mandate.  There is a deficit knowledge regarding health and human rights in Cambodia, which precludes protection of these rights.



The Cham Khmer Islam Human Rights and Development Association (CKIMHRDA), a local NGO, was established in 1993 by a group of Cham and Khmer people living in Cambodia to promote and protect human rights of the Cham and other ethnic groups living in Cambodia through basic education, capacity building and development.

CKIMHRDA’s mandate is to work with the children, women and men of ethnic minorities and focus on other disadvantaged groups in Cambodia to ensure that they have equal rights and opportunities in the development of knowledge and their own identification. It focuses on human rights, health promotion, development community, vocational training and non-formal education.



The Mission of Generous Cambodian Alliance (GENEROUS) is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian Cambodian local organization working in the HIV/AIDS sphere with a human rights-based approach.

It was founded in 1994 by a group of different Cambodian experts in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia. It was initially supported with funds and technical assistance from the UN Office of High Commission for Human Rights in Cambodia, with a primary focus on human right associated with the  HIV/AIDS crisis, but now also addresses   gender equity and integration. GENEROUS’s mission is to work, educate,  and raise awareness of HIV/AIDS issues and promote human rights related to this crisis through appropriate programs and interventions



The Human Rights Organization for Transparency and Peace (HROTP) was created in 2001 and officially registered at the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

To date, HROTP is a member of CHRAC and implementing its projects for assisting the victims of human rights violations such as land grabbing, which stand higher, if compared with other violations. Despite monitoring of human rights violations, HROTP also provide legal counsels to victims of violations, educating law and human rights in provinces and legal advocacy. So far, HROTP has addressed victims in the provinces of Mondulkiri, Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Thom, Kampong Speu, Kandal, Prey Veng, and Takeo. 


12. IDA

Indradevi Association (IDA) is a local non-governmental organization. It was founded   by a group of Cambodian women, doctors, professors, teachers and social workers in March 1993. It was officially registered at Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior in 1994.

Currently, IDA is working on projects of sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS/STI, home-based care,Tonlesap rural water and sanitation, constituency dialogue, human rights and advocacy in Phnom Penh, and in provinces of Kandal, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom. IDA is raising the fund through the generous contributions of well wishers, international NGOs, local NGOs, Embassies, diplomats, Government and private agencies.


13. KIND

The Khmer Institute for National Development (KIND) was created by a group of former teachers and university students and is officially registered with the Ministry of Interior as a local NGO.  In order to contribute to the national development, KIND has envisioned that the people of Cambodia live in dignity with good ideals. 

To achieve this vision, KIND is currently implementing important activities such as: youth training on local governance and human rights, monitoring systematic land registrations, promoting anti-corruption, and advocacy for human rights violations cases. Currently, KIND is also cooperating with other local and international NGOs to advocate for important issues.



Established in 1993 in Cambodia, the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Human Rights Organization (KKKHRO) is a local NGO working to promote and protect the human rights of Khmers originating from Kampuchea Krom and other ethnic minorities, and  realize democracy in Cambodia.

It is also pushing local democracy by appealing to   the grassroots (Khmer Kampuchea Krom) in civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. KKKHRO contributes to the efficient protection and strengthening of human rights for target groups by undertaking a combination of Human Rights Training, Advocacy,  Networking,  and Investigation Activities.



The Khmer Kampuchea Krom Human Rights and Development Association (KKKHRDA) was founded in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia on 21st May, 1995 and was inaugurated on 7th November, 1995.

The association is recognized by Council of Ministers issued No. 1755 S.C.N.P.K dated 27th December, 1995 and authorized by Ministry of Interior Issued No. 175 S.C.N dated 27th February, 1996. KKKHRDA is independent local organization, non-exploitative, non-political and formed by a number of Khmer Kampuchea people who are concerned with real human rights, democracy and rule of law.


16. KSA

Founded in October 1992 by students from a number of colleges, universities and technical institutes in Phnom Penh, the Khmer Youth Association (KSA) is the largest and most viable organization in Cambodia.

It is dedicated to improving the knowledge of democracy among students, helping students take an active role in society, improving the quality of higher education, and assisting students who are struggling academically and financially. KSA’s mission is to provide training, education, research and documentation on the rule of law, democracy, and human rights, and professional skills. Nowadays, KSA is carrying out three programs on Education and Training, Tutoring Services and Part-time job, and Job Placement and Training.


17. KYA

The Khmer Youth Association (KYA) was established in November 1992 by a group of youths and students of diverse background as a humanitarian, non-political, non-governmental and non-partisan Cambodian youth organization.

KYA is committed to working with and for youth for positive social change by improving and promoting youth participation on different social issues relevant to Cambodia. KYA’s mission is to upgrade and promote youth participation in human rights, democracy, peace building, health, gender equality, education and vocational training for young people in Cambodia. KYA strives toward an improved framework for respecting human rights, democracy and the empowerment of young people by government and other stakeholders with the principles that encourage youth participation and recognize youth’s roles and works.

To learn more about KYA, please visit their website:


18. LAC

The Legal Aid of Cambodia (LAC) is a local NGO founded in 1995. LAC provides free legal services to the Cambodia’s poor in both civil and criminal cases with a mission to provide quality legal service to and advocate for  Cambodia’s poor so that they are fairly and equally treated in the society.

LAC’s clients are Cambodia’s poor - Cambodian people residing in Cambodia. LAC is one of the few non-governmental legal aid organizations in Cambodia to maintain a significant, permanent presence in rural Cambodia where 80% of the population resides. LAC has three specialized programs including the Child Justice Program, Land Law Program and the Women Justice Program.

To know more about LAC, please visit their website:


19. PDP

The People’s Center for Development and Peace (PDP) was established in November 2005 by a group of persons who had worked in the youth movement since 1992.

The PDP founders have a concept of strengthening the movement of new people into the building of Cambodian society in the fields of human rights, democracy, peace, welfare and freedom. Furthermore, the PDP establishment is to participate in addressing a number of problems which are deteriorating Cambodia such as poverty, corruption, impunity, loss of land, trafficking in women and children, drug trafficking and lack of guaranteeing people’s health...etc


20. PJJ

Recognizing  the  critical issues affecting children in Cambodia, and desiring to assist in the construction of a legal system based on principles of equal justice and the rules of law in Cambodia, The Protection of Juvenile Justice (PJJ) was established on 5 May 2001 and was officially recognized on December 24, 2003 by the Council of Ministers and Ministry of Interior as a non-profit, non-partisan,

Khmer-administered, local non-governmental organization working for the best interest of children through a legal framework. Since its establishment, PJJ has done four activities: pro bono legal aid, legal awareness, care and protection of children rights, and victim rescue operations.

To learn more about PJJ, please visit their website:



Human Rights Vigilance of Cambodia ("HRVC"or called "VIGILANCE") is a local NGO established in 1992 by a group of Cambodians after the Paris Peace Agreement concluded Cambodia’s internal conflict.

The mission of VIGILANCE is to work together for economic growth and encourage the respect of Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law. The basic core values of VIGILANCE are  peace, honor, development, dignity, equal rights, respect of human rights and the law, transparency and neutrality. Since establishment, VIGILANCE has been at work on several programs such as: Land and Livelihood, Monitoring and Advocacy, Fishery, Education on Land Law, and Human Rights.


22. CJR

Center for Justice and Reconciliation (CJR)

The Center for Justice & Reconciliation (CJR) is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization founded in Phnom Penh in 2009.  CJR seeks to promote peace, justice, reconciliation and democratic values; empower Cambodians through trainings, seminars, research and publications, broadcastings and other media outlets; build partnerships with like-minded institutions; and improve the quality of life of the Cambodian people.  CJR is based in Phnom Penh and has a satellite office in Battambang .  It broadcasts its Voice of Justice and Reconciliation Radio programming to fifteen provinces and conducts outreach efforts via its Victims and Psycho-Social Support Programs throughout the country.  It also maintains a close collaborative relationship with the first nationally based Association of Khmer Rouge Victims , which it helped to register in 2009.

To learn more about CJR, please visit their website:


23. BCV

Building Community Voices




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