PKH – People and Knowledge of Highlanders is a local NGO formed in Feb, 2005 and registered with Ministry of Interior of Cambodia on 24 June, 2008. For years, PKH works to promote human rights and environment in rural communities in northeast of Cambodia. We have worked with local and indigenous communities to enabling their capacity to promote and serve human beings and resource rights and food intakes
Vision: A justice society where land and resource rights are respected and food sovereignty is practiced.
Mission: PKH supports organizing, exchange, and networking by active community members, through farmers, indigenous peoples, and forest dependent communities, including women, men, elders, people with disabilities, and youths become empowered, gain control over their land and resources, and develop their own improved institutionalized and economies through culturally appropriate practices.
- Trust: We trusted in the quality of team work and on the job learning
- Respect: We strongly respect the policies and leadership of the organization and the culture, knowledge, and existing structures of target communities, especially Indigenous Peoples.
- Equity: We support the exercise of rights in accessing justice over economic development
- Gender and social inclusion: We ensure the inclusion of women, men, children, youth, elders, and people with disabilities in participatory community development and promote women’s inclusion through prioritizing their access to decision-making structures.
- Child rights: We promote provision (healthcare, education and services, recreation, a balanced diet, a warm bed to sleep in, schooling), protection (from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and discrimination), and participation (in community development and decision-making).
- Collective action: We believe in promoting the collective activities of youth, elders, men, women, people with disabilities, farmers and forest dependent people that can bring about change.