The politically independent and non-religious association Le Donja was founded with the purpose to engage worldwide against the commercial sexual exploitation of children. The association's name originates from French and Persian and means ' the world '. Within the scope of our possibilities we want to draw the attention to the situation of affected persons and provide concrete help.
This should be reached with the help of books, documentary films, photo exhibits, symposia and lectures series. We are in contact with professional institutions, which have experience in the care of affected children. If we are confronted within our activities with a girl, or boy, where there is suspicion of sexual abuse we will immediately contact the competent authorities.
This has worked quite well in the past, as the example of our documentary "K 11 - Confessions of a Sex Tourist" from Cambodia shows. Five Vietnamese teenage girls could be rescued from a brothel due to the shots. The girls could find protection in shelter of a local non-governmental organization and the possibility to go to school.
The commercial sexual exploitation of children is closely linked with human trafficking. Poverty and lack of access to education are often causes for human trafficking and forced prostitution. For that reason the fight against human trafficking belongs to our most important tasks.
The association was founded in 2008 by Puja Khoschsorur. With the help of his parents and a small group of friends, who all helped voluntary, and still do, the first project, the documentary "K 11 - Confessions of a Sex Tourist" was created. In recent years, a network of individuals and organizations from all parts of the world has been developed. Supporters from the U.S., Cambodia, Thailand, Iran, Germany, Switzerland and Austria try together with us to stand up for the rights of women and children.
Le Donja would also like to make contribution to a peaceful and respectful coexistence in Austria [to read more...]
Previous Collaborations: ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) Cambodia, Women's Media Center of Cambodia (WMC), It's OUR World!, Afro-Asian Institute Graz