Development and assistance for women
Women’s development NGOs
Center to increase women journalists’ safety and access to legal aid to launch
The Women’s Media Center (WMC) will start this month after receiving funding from the British government via UNESCO for one year to improve and promote safety for female journalists in the country. ...
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$2.50 less per day than their male counterparts, are given fewer opportunities to learn new skills and are victims of outdated gender stereotypes, a new report says. ...
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
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). ...
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. ...
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
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. ...
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. ...