Cambodia ~ many complexities

This morning I had the good fortune of meeting with Dr. Glenn Miles. Glenn’s journey in Cambodia began more than 25 years ago when he worked in the camps just over the Thailand border. 200,000 Cambodians were living in this camp after the Khmer regime had ended and the Vietnamese entered Cambodia. Through the years, Glenn has worked with a number of different NGO agencies with a consistent focus on child protection. A number of years ago Glenn completed his Ph.D. with a focus on hearing from a child’s perspective the ramification of abuse and exploitation. It was clear from our conversation that Glenn’s heart beats for children who experience violence and oppression. Whether it be an issue of corporeal punishment in schools, domestic violence in the home, sexual abuse or exploitation and slavery, Glenn works at numerous levels of influence to advocate for systemic change.