Community youth leadership program under the activity “Youth For Housing Rights​ camping”

Community youth leadership program under the activity Youth For Housing Rights​ camping was coordinated by Sahmakum Teang Tnaut Organization on 14-18 June 2024 at Areng community, Koh Kong province. There were 35 people (F=17 and LGBTQ+) from 7 target communities in Phnom Penh, members from the Kouy indigenous group and youth from many universities.

The purpose of this camping activity was to provide a great opportunity for youth as a student and youth from community to gain understanding about foreign direct investment research as well as provide knowledge on business and human rights and adequate housing rights.

The main activities in the whole camping activity include: sharing from Areng representative regarding community profile, advocacy, community issues and accomplishment, sharing on the topic business and human rights and adequate housing rights, presentation of research finding on the topic “Foreign Direct Investment in Cambodia”, community youth leadership program’s sharing on building leadership to conduct any campaign in community and another team building activity.

One of participate was quoted “After I joined the camping, I gained knowledge about the concept of housing rights and foreign direct investment, learned how to live like a community without internet and eat local food, and Learn about how to perform in forum theatre”.

Another of participate was quoted “I will apply my knowledge from participating to share to all my friend and community”.

Down below are a​ picture of the whole camping activity:

ផែនទីសហគមន៍ព្រេកតាគង់ ៦០ម៉ែត្រ ដែលផលិតដោយអង្គការសមាគមធាងត្នោត

Community Mapping, Housing Improvement and Urban Resilience Project

The project produces community maps for underprivileged communities which are under the threat of eviction, in order to improve land tenure security and encourage genuine negotiations with the authorities and private companies. In addition, the project conducts research on urban issues, especially land and housing challenges. Furthermore, it provides small scale upgrading assistance, including construction and renovation of housing, toilets, infrastructure and drainage systems as well as implementing waste management practices and creating alternative plans with a Climate Smart approach, in order to improve the livelihoods of poor communities in the capital.

គម្រោងផែនទីសហគមន៍ កែលម្អលំនៅឋាន និងស្រាវជ្រាវ
The small scale upgrading of a house in Trapang Rang, which was supported by Sahmakum Teang Tnaut



សកម្មភាពតវ៉ារបស់សហគមន៍បឹងកក់ និងសហគមន៍នានានៅក្នុងរាជធានីភ្នំពេញទាមទារឱ្យដោះលែងអ្នកស្រី ទេព វន្នី នៅមុខសាលាឧទ្ធរណ៍ (ឆ្នាំ២០១៧)

Community Empowerment Project

The Community Empowerment Project aims to build the confidence and ownership of communities in organizing advocacy activities by themselves, in order to demand their land and housing rights. To accomplish this intended aim, the project builds the capacity of community activists through providing different trainings on land rights, right to adequate housing, human rights and non-violent advocacy approaches in order to provide community members with the knowledge and tools to seek support from stakeholders. Moreover, the project also provides opportunities for urban and rural target communities to network amongst themselves in order to strengthen relationships and seek mutual support.

Community members from Phnom Penh and provinces participated in World Habitat Day, standing nearby National Assembly building (2015)

Story of Change of Boeung Chhouk Community

សកម្មភាពចុះអង្កេត និងប្រមូលទិន្នន័យសហគមន៍នៅបឹងតាមោក

Housing Rights and Research Project

The objective of this project is to improve land security for urban poor communities. The project supports and strengthens the capacity of vulnerable urban poor communities by conducting trainings, providing technical support and by monitoring, the land tenure situation for each community.

The Land and Housing Rights Project is a transitional project, and was preceded by the Human Rights Based Spatial Planning Phase I (2014-2015) and Phase II (2016-2018). Through these two projects, STT provided a great deal of support to urban poor communities including legal advice sheets, community mapping and trainings on land-based planning and human rights.

Currently, the project focuses on monitoring and supporting urban poor communities with limited knowledge of the 2001 Land Law and of their housing rights in order to contribute to the reduction of land conflicts in Cambodia. In addition to supporting community mapping, the project also produces maps of lakes, conducts research, and gathers information on urban development policies aimed at improving Cambodia’s implementation of urban development and seeks stakeholder input to ensure sustainable urban development.

Community ICT and Media project

The project aims to raise awareness of urban issues such as land rights,  the right to adequate housing and human rights as well as environmental and social challenges within Phnom Penh. The project also works to enhance the capacity of community members in relation to the use of social media, through community trainings and promotes transparency and social accountability by producing and sharing information publicly. In addition, the project also facilitates live broadcasts of the “Poor Community” program on STT’s Facebook page, bimonthly.

Urban Voice Cambodia

Urban Voice Cambodia (UVC) was established in 2012 and is part of Sahmakum Teang Tnaut. UVC focuses on promoting urban development issues and is a vital platform used by the public, especially residents of Phnom Penh, to share local information or issues., Reports are submitted by the public, to STT’s staff, who are screen and then publish them on the UVC website, the UVC App and on UVC’s Facebook page. application

An STT community trainer is showing community members about using social media