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Indigenous women in Cambodia, Indonesia and India were targeted for this project because massive land alienation and land concession projects are taking place in the name of development, which are adversely affecting many indigenous communities. Among the destructive projects that are being implemented in these countries are large-scale rubber and palm oil plantations and mining. These projects have led to systematic violations against the individual and collective rights of the affected communities such as forced relocation, threats and harassments against protesting indigenous peoples and loss of livelihood among others. Indigenous women have been working alongside their communities to defend their land and livelihood from destructive projects but have not been spared as they are also subjected to harassments, rape and sexual abuse.
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The CEDAW General Recommendation No.26 on Women Migrant Workers was translated into Khmer to use in the National Workshop on Gender and Labor Migration. The translation improved participants understanding of the law that protect and promote rights of women migrant workers and enabled them to identify the need of written law and policy with gender perspective. Moreover, the Khmer version of CEDAW General Recommendation No.26 is an effective tool for Khmer people to increase their knowledge and build up understanding in the law that protect women migrant workers.
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This is a Khmer translation of International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) produced with cooperation between UN Women and OHCHR. Over 130 participants attended the launch consisted of relevant ministries and organizations including Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomatic community, UN agencies, development partners, NGOs, civil society, trade unions and the private sector.