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Workers face sex abuse: unions

Leaders of the Cambodian Labor Confederation have urged authorities to take action against employers who harass, threaten and use violence against female garment workers.   ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36281/workers-face-sex-abuse--unions/

PM wants women promoted

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Interior Ministry to place women as deputy governors in 25 cities and provinces as well as to increase the role of women in the army, military police and National Police in an effort to promote gender equality. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36283/pm-wants-women-promoted/

PM: Stop violence against women

The prime minister has urged government ministries and public institutions to speed up work on an action plan to prevent violence against women and children, calling for education on the issue to start from an early age. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36282/pm--stop-violence-against-women/

United Nations: One third of Cambodian women suffer abuse

More than 30 percent of Cambodian women have experienced some form of domestic violence at the hands of their partner at some point in their lives, a report released on Friday by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) revealed. ...

Mayuri Mei Lin
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33281/united-nations--one-third-of-cambodian-women-suffer-abuse/

New push for ILO conventions

Female workers across multiple sectors yesterday urged two ministries to ratify International Labour Organization conventions to ensure protections for expectant mothers and domestic workers, the latter of whom are not even covered under Cambodia’s Labour Law. ...

Sen David and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-push-ilo-conventions

Gender violence falls: government

Violence against female staff at entertainment venues in Cambodia has dropped as education among staff, patrons and owners has increased, according to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, although it warned that the success had not been repeated at karaoke parlors (KTV).​ ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32528/gender-violence-falls--government/

Finance for women easier

Acleda Bank, a leading locally-owned commercial bank, has received a $30 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government’s development finance institution, through Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women and the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Banking on Women program for supporting women-owned small ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31993/finance-for-women-easier/

Aquaculture pushed for women

A project in Stung Treng province is giving women the opportunity to participate in one of the fastest-growing food-production sectors in Cambodia: aquaculture fisheries – a field that has also traditionally been among its most male-dominated. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/aquaculture-pushed-women

Women’s center aims for sustainability

One year strong and more than 900 jobs later, the US State Department-supported start-up center WECREATE, which invests in the economic empowerment of women, is beginning its expansion throughout the Lower Mekong Region. ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30972/women---s-center-aims-for-sustainability/

Amret gets $245,000 grant from UNCDF

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) provided Amret Microfinance Cambodia with a grant of $245,000 to help more women in the Kingdom access financial services and eventually contribute to local community development. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30961/amret-gets--245-000-grant-from-uncdf/

Organisation seeks women to study in US

A US-based organisation that helps young women from post-conflict countries attend school in the United States is currently seeking Cambodian applicants who have the academic strength and leadership potential that could land them in a top US school. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/organisation-seeks-women-study-us

Land disputes hurting women

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) demanded the government intervene immediately after finding that 98.2 percent of women involved in land disputes with private companies were suffering from serious psychological after-effects and nearly half of the women participating in the survey said they had ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30261/land-disputes-hurting-women/

Women run Cambodia's street economy: report

Women make up the majority of street vendors selling food, clothes and a range of other retail goods across Cambodia, a new report in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Business has revealed. Using data from Cambodia’s economic census, researchers Nobuo Hirohata and Kazuhiro Fukuyo, from Yamaguchi ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-run-cambodias-street-economy-report

Gender imbalance in job applications

More males are applying  for jobs online compared to females, highlighting a deep gender division in the country’s workforce, according to Everjobs Cambodia’s second quarter career report. “Over 68 percent of online applications came from male job seekers and only 32 percent from female applicants,” said ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29753/gender-imbalance-in-job-applications/

CARE: females slog but paid less

Female workers are still being paid less than their male counterparts on construction sites, while building companies value male construction workers as more skilled than women, according to a CARE Cambodia report released Friday. CARE’s research paints a comprehensive picture of the situation of women working ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29596/care--females-slog-but-paid-less/

Poverty causes trafficking to China, says report

A report published last week by the UN Action for Cooperation Against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ACT) says the main cause of human trafficking from Cambodia to China was a lack of jobs and low wages, forcing many young women to look at opportunities abroad. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29214/poverty-causes-trafficking-to-china--says-report/

Malaysia abuse claims drive agency to call for urgent fixes

The agency tasked with investigating abuse by Malaysia’s security forces said that claims of fatal abuse against foreign maids—including Cambodians—at a detention center were untrue, though it said the center where the abuse allegedly occurred was in urgent need of attention. ...

Colin Meyn
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/malaysia-abuse-claims-drive-agency-call-urgent-fixes-117260/

Trafficked brides in China overlooked by officials: report

A new report detailing the experiences of 42 women trafficked from Cambodia as brides to China found that officials in both countries were largely unsupportive in helping women escape once they were caught in unwanted domestic captivity. ...

Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/trafficked-brides-china-overlooked-officials-report-117265/

As surrogacy trade grows, government charts course

The government will meet this month to begin addressing concerns that the lack of regulation for the surrogacy trade could lead to a proliferation of brokers working in Cambodia and foreign couples traveling to the country to take advantage of their services. The Ministry of ...

Sonia Kohlbacher
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/surrogacy-trade-grows-government-charts-course-117169/

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