CARE began working in Cambodia over 30 years ago. Since then, our role has transitioned from a ‘traditional’ implementing INGO to one that focuses more on harnessing our convening power to bring together local civil society, social movements, and government to affect sustainable change. We aim to strengthen the capacity of local organizations to lead in the design and implementation of programming and achieve their missions and goals.

Locally led-Globally Connected

Our commitment to being locally led and globally connected means working side-by-side with partners and communities to understand the root causes of poverty; finding innovative, locally-led solutions, and seeking ways to support them in their scaling up and sustainability. In all our partnerships, we leverage our global networks and expertise to help to ensure we bring diverse perspectives to complex issues.

Equitable Partner

CARE commits itself to equitable partnerships, moving away from sub-granting relationships where CARE sets the agenda to mutual partnerships where there is a value-add for both parties that amplifies the voice of local communities.


Our years of commitment to Cambodia has built the trust of both government and civil society to be able to create social dialogues with multiple stakeholders such as trade unions, social movements, and the private sector.

Technical Advisor

Provide advice on gender transformative programming, gender-based violence, engagement with Indigenous communities promoting two-way learning, technical expertise on dignified work, and promoting Diversity, Equality, Belonging, and Inclusion (DEBI).

Meet one of our Feminists in Action project partners: Legal Support for Children and Women.

Feminists in Action: CARE’s six local project partners reflect

We are working with 6 local women’s organizations to enhance their capacity at the financial, organizational, and technical levels, as well as support their collective action, to give them the means to be forces of change. Read More

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Meet one of our Feminists in Action project partners: Legal Support for Children and Women

Meet Legal Support for Children and Women who are on of CARE's Feminists in Action local partners making big strides in strengthening community capacity to respond to gender-based violence, human trafficking and other human rights abuses. Read More

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Action is the term for Peace: Reflecting on women leadership on International Day of Peace

As we celebrate this significant day, CARE International in Cambodia reflects on our partnership with prominent people of peace-building advocating for a focus on local communities. Read More

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