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Officials of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand recommend steps to protect migrant workers

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Government officials of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand have jointly recommended steps to protect the millions of migrant workers in the region from exploitation and abuse. The officials from various ministries made the recommendations at a 24-25 May consultation that also included employers, civil society and international humanitarian organizations, and United Nations agencies - UN Women, International Organization for Migration... More

Cambodian LGBTIQ activists launch online media platform with UN Women’s help

Friday, July 6, 2018

With the support from UN Women, Cambodian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) people and activists have launched an online media platform to promote the rights of their community. The platform, dubbed LOVEISDIVERSITY, aims to engage youths, especially students, in increasing society’s acceptance of LGBTIQ people and the profile of LGBTIQ issues. It was launched on 8 June in a ceremony at Pannasastra University of Cambodia... More

LGBTIQ people continue advocating for their rights in Cambodia

Friday, July 6, 2018

Cambodia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people are continuing to urge the Government to make laws and policies to give them equal rights. The effort continued with a public policy dialogue between policymakers and more than 70 LGBTIQ activists, civil society groups and United Nations agencies. The dialogue took place at a hotel in Phnom Penh on 31 May, during Pride Week... More

2018 International Women's Day in Cambodia: Celebrating women's strength

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Civil society organizations in Cambodia celebrated International Women's Day (IWD) through arts and creativity with technical support from UN Women Country Office and with kind support from the Swedish Embassy. People from various backgrounds and ages came together, standing in line waiting to register their names to a festival under the slogan "Strength of Cambodian Women". Soengva Kong, 20, Sreynit Soan, 24 and Sreynoch Khun 21 of New... More

Statement of the LBTQ Caucus at ILGA Asia 2017

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

“Lesbian, bisexual, trans women, trans men, and queer persons (LBTQ) exist in all of human diversity. Our issues and concerns cut across diverse groups and communities, including other marginalized groups such as people with disabilities, refugees, migrant workers, and indigenous peoples. LBTQ persons experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and violence in multiple spaces based on our assigned, actual, or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity... More

Women in rural Cambodia cultivate their way out of vulnerability

Friday, July 14, 2017

In five rural districts of Battambang and Siem Reap provinces in Cambodia, Banteay Srei, a local women-led NGO works with the poorest, most marginalized women – including those who are illiterate or single mothers, to help them improve their livelihoods. Twenty-year-old Vern Chantha is one. The fifth in a poor family of seven children with unemployed elderly parents, she decided to participate in training on agricultural techniques to improve productivity on her 100-square-metre family farm. “Sometimes the plants didn’t grow... More

Cambodia LGBTIQ people celebrate identity, hope for acceptance

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

With music and dance, Cambodian LGBTIQ people have held a festive celebration that they hope will help ease the discrimination against them. About 100 LGBTIQ people joined the opening day of Cambodia Pride Week, held on 12 May at this small community on the outskirts of Phnom Penh to promote LGBTIQ rights at the community level. They were joined by LGBTIQ and civil society groups, businesspeople, and representatives of United Nations... More

Portraits of Women Migrant Workers Bring Awareness to Cambodian Youths

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The photo exhibition on Safe Labour Migration for Women on 5 May 2017 at The Mansion. Photo: UN Women/Sreynich Leng “I now understand more about migration since I joined this photo contest. Before, I only knew that migrants sent home remittances. I had never thought deeply about their safety and the challenges they face,” said Sorn Sokkheang, who won second place in the Youth Photo Contest on Safe Labour Migration for Women organised by UN Women Cambodia. The purpose of... More

UN Women Cambodia launches study on working conditions and attitudes experienced by domestic workers

Friday, April 14, 2017

Domestic work, a sector that predominantly employs women, is regularly excluded from national minimum wage protection, a recent joint UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO) study finds. Many domestic workers earn far less than the minimum wage. “No one is born literate. Everyone was born the earn knowledge during their life.” In a crowd-silencing anecdote of Kyek, a 28-year-old domestic worker from Myanmar, UN Women... More

UN team to help Cambodian women

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The UN agency for gender equality and women’s empowerment has pledged about USD 5 million to help the government and women in Cambodia. Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday met with Janet Wong, the country representative for UN Women, according to ministry spokesman Chum Sounry, who said the ministry is committed to working with the agency to help protect Cambodian women. Mr. Sounry said the UN Women’s office was established in Cambodia in 2010. In 2015, UN Women... More

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