Development and assistance for women

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Women in construction weighed down

Female construction workers earn on average about $2.50 less per day than their male counterparts, are given fewer opportunities to learn new skills and are victims of outdated gender stereotypes, a new report says.   ...

Hannah Hawkins
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/women-in-construction-weighed-down-126313/

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/

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

250K Cambodians subject to forced labour or marriage, report finds

Cambodia has the third-highest prevalence rate for modern slavery in the world, trailing only North Korea and Uzbekistan, according to the Global Slavery Index 2016, released this morning by the Walk Free Foundation.   ...

Jack Davies and Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/250k-cambodians-subject-forced-labour-or-marriage-report-finds

Rights champion urges women to seek justice in courts

An increasing number of women who are victims of violence are looking for solutions outside the country’s dysfunctional court system, the president of rights group Licadho, Pung Chhiv Kek, said yesterday. ...

Va Sonyka
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14743//

Hun Sen’s comments draw criticism from Cambodian rights groups

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s public use of derogatory terms when discussing an unnamed woman accused of injuring a security guard after allegedly kicking him prompted rebukes from rights groups in the country on Monday. ...

Prach Chev
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/hun-sens-comments-draw-criticism-from-cambodian-rights-groups-08032015155819.html

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