Welcome to TPO Cambodia

The Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation Cambodia (TPO Cambodia) was established in Cambodia in February 1995 as a branch of the Netherlands based NGO “TPO International”. After being registered in 2000 as independent local NGO, “TPO Cambodia” is today the leading Cambodian NGO in the field of mental health and psychosocial interventions. It is TPO’s mission “to support those who are unable to care for themselves due to mental illness, poverty and lack of support by developing programmes that directly benefit people at the grassroots level, by improving their mental health and thereby increase their ability to care for themselves and their families”.

Leitner Center’s Annual Human Rights Award

Congratulation to Dr. Chhim Sotheara and TPO Cambodia for receiving the Leitner Center’s Annual Human Rights Award for 2012.

The Human Rights Award was conferred on Dr. Chhim Sotheara, Executive Director of TPO Cambodia, by the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at  Fordham Law School in New York City, USA. The Award recognizes the exceptional work of Dr. Sotheara and his team at TPO Cambodia in working to address the needs and rights of those suffering from poor mental health in Cambodia. This Human Rights Award encourages Dr. Sotheara and TPO Cambodia to continue to strive toward helping Cambodians achieve the highest attainable standard of mental health and to better their quality of life.

TPO Cambodia and its Board of Directors would like to thank the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice for this invaluable award.


This website offers a unique collection of materials on gender-based violence during the Khmer Rouge and a description of the transitional justice measures which address this issue in Cambodia today.

Together, TPO, the Cambodian Defenders Project (CDP) and the Victims Support Section (VSS) of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), want to share the knowledge, experience and resources gathered through our work with Cambodians and people from all over the world encouraging them to learn, discuss and take action against GBV. Link to Website


24 March - International Day for the Right to the Truth


To mark the UN's "International Day for the Right to the Truth  concerning Gross Human Rights violations and for the Dignity of  Victims" on 24 March, Soeurn shares his story. Soeurn is a survivor of ...[more]

YOUN Sarath from TPO represents Cambodia at the Dealing with the Past workshop in Manila.


Recently, YOUN Sarath from TPO represented Cambodia at the Dealing with the Past workshop in Manila, Philippines, which brought together professionals engaged in documenting human rights violations and preserving human...[more]

International Women’s Day – Meet TPO’s Women Leading Change


To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we introduce you to TPO women who through their work bring about positive change and inspire other women to pursue equality because “Equality for women is progress for all” as...[more]

On the Forefront: Tackling torture in Cambodia


The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) highlights the work of TPO Cambodia in providing mental health services, as well as hope and support, to victims of torture. They single out TPO...[more]

Testimonial Therapy Ceremony with Case 002 Civil Parties of the ECCC


Transcultural Psychosocial Origination is now organizing “Testimonial Therapy Ceremony” with 12 Case 002 Civil Parties of the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) at Killing field on Friday...[more]

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