Civil society

Civil society coalitions and cooperations

PM recommends reconstruction of Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community (CCFC) to resume and drop three charges against employees of the institution after the Ministry of Interior temporarily suspended operations earlier this month. ...

Khuon Narim

Call for action against domestic violence

Civil society organisations yesterday asked the government to strengthen legal measures against perpetrators of violence against women and children.The request was made at the 2018 One Billion Rising Campaign at the Chenla Theatre in Phnom Penh, where more than 300 people gathered to discuss protecting ...

Pech Sotheary

Smart rats sniffing out Cambodia's vast mine fields

It’s been a busy morning for Cletus, Meynard, Victoria and others of their furry band. Tiny noses and long whiskers twitching, they’ve scurried and sniffed their way across 775 square meters (8,300 square feet) of fields to eliminate a scourge that has killed thousands of ...

Denis D. Gray

Group aims to teach youth about workers rights

Young people in Cambodia are often taken advantage of by factories because of their inexperience and lack of understanding about labor rights, but the Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP) is trying to change that by educating young people on unions and dispute management in the ...

Chea Takihiro

Mixed results as four-year anti-trafficking program comes to an end

With the end of its four-year program to fight human trafficking approaching, USAID, partner organization Winrock International and the government’s National Committee to Combat Trafficking are taking stock of their progress. ...

James Reddick

Five arrested over anti-NGO law leaflets

Authorities in Phnom Penh arrested and released five activists on Saturday for handing out leaflets urging residents to “Say No” to a pending NGO law that critics fear will be used to muzzle critics of the ruling CPP. ...

Ben Sokhean

Gov’t: foreigners banned from protesting

Foreigners who join protests against the government will now be subject to arrest and deportation, Phnom Penh’s governor and the government’s spokesman said yesterday, in the latest effort by the CPP to curb outside influence in the country’s political affairs. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Colin Meyn

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