Improving commuting conditions for vulnerable factory workers day by day in Cambodia.

June 25, 2021

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – June 25th, 2021

As a primary care provider for your family, your ultimate goal is to make sure they are always fully cared for. However, no one should be forced to risk their lives to serve warm food at the table. This is the reality many factory workers in Cambodia face every day. Road crashes do not only impact the lives of workers, but also the lives of the 2 million family members they support. Throughout June, we have continued to save lives by promoting road safety among factory workers as part of the Prevention and Participation (P&P) program, supported by VF Corporation.

The Road Safety Working Groups (RSWGs) are essential in empowering factory workers through road safety education, training, and awareness-raising. To advance their work this month, our RSWGs received a training refresher remotely and an updated work plan. They demonstrated their steadfast commitment to promoting road safety skills for their workers. AIP Foundation met virtually with the management teams at the different factories to provide updates on the program and carried out assessments at targeted factories to assess safe zones and improve infrastructure around the factories. Factory managers shared their highlights of the safety training.

Over a three-year period from 2019 to 2022, 13 factories in high-risk provinces, in Phnom Penh, Kandal, Kampong Speu, and other high-risk provinces in Cambodia will be targeted with road safety policy advocacy campaigns and the formation of road safety working groups to increase awareness of the importance of commuting safety.

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