Disabled women speak of discrimination

A group of disabled women yesterday raised concerns over discrimination faced by girls in getting an education, despite progress being made in the Kingdom to improve their rights. They raised their concerns during a forum jointly organised by Pact Cambodia, Agile, USAID and the government ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/665912/disabled-women-speak-of-discrimination/

Domestic violence campaign starts

Local and international NGOs, universities and government institutions on Monday began the annual international “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” campaign demanding the elimination of all forms of violence against women. National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun said there was no recorded figure in ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/domestic-violence-campaign-starts

UN reiterates call to abolish criminalization of surrogates

The United Nations has called on Cambodia to repeal its decision criminalizing surrogacy and asked the government to ensure that its draft law will not impose criminal liability on surrogate mothers. ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/UN-reiterates-call-to-abolish-criminalization-of-surrogates/5164651.html

UN panel notes problems in bid to foster gender equality

A UN women’s rights committee has praised the government’s efforts to promote gender equality and combat violence against women, but noted its concern that there are no provisions in the constitution that define direct or indirect discrimination against women. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50658848/un-panel-notes-problems-in-bid-to-foster-gender-equality/

Civil groups call for clear policies on women’s rights

Some 400 youth and women from 12 civil society organisations gathered at a hotel in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Sunday to celebrate women’s rights, weeks after they were prevented by security forces from marching to mark International Women’s Day. At Sunday’s gathering, the group ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/civil-groups-call-clear-policies-womens-rights

Forces prevent Women’s Day march

Some 400 women from various associations, unions and civil society organisation were blocked by Phnom Penh municipal security forces from marching from the Olympic Stadium to the Council of Ministers to deliver a joint petition on International Women’s Day which fell on Friday. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forces-prevent-womens-day-march

Women lack full rights at Appeal Court

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has released an observational report on the rights of woman defendant’s at the Appeal Court, claiming that many weren’t granted due process. Having monitors attend 453 trials from December 2016 to June this year, CCHR found that there ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-lack-full-rights-appeal-court

Activists reject tv boss’s apology for rape remark

Activists rejected an apology on Monday from a prominent television news host for remarks he made that a rapist and murderer should have kept his victim alive to “keep her for using again,” saying he was not genuinely sorry. ...

Julia-grace Sanders and Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/activists-reject-tv-bosss-apology-for-rape-remark-133628/

News anchor draws ire for saying women should ‘not resist’ rape

A local television presenter is facing heavy criticism for an inflammatory on-air suggestion that rape victims should not resist their attackers, and should instead accept sexual assault to avoid being killed – a reference to a brutal rape and murder of an 18-year-old woman in ...

Kong Meta and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/news-anchor-draws-ire-saying-women-should-not-resist-rape

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/

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

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/

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/

‘I am not a sex worker’ – women on safety and health

I am a massage worker, I am not a sex worker,” Seth Sreylorn, 33, an employee at Alaska massage center in Siem Reap province, said to more than 100 entertainment workers who participated yesterday in the National Conference on Occupational Safety and Health for Entertainment ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24167/---i-am-not-a-sex-worker--------women-on-safety-and-health/

Cambodia: UN rights expert launches fact-finding mission on women and indigenous peoples

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia today announced she will be visiting the country Monday to assess the enjoyment of rights by women and indigenous peoples in the country. ...

UN team
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53477#.VuvB3ua6OLo

China-kingdom MOU targets illicit bride market

A government anti-trafficking committee is in the final steps of drafting a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to crack down on human trafficking between Cambodia and China, an official said yesterday. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-kingdom-mou-targets-illicit-bride-market

Women’s day bike ride blocked by police, security guards

More than 200 activists attempting to cycle from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to the National Assembly in Phnom Penh to mark International Women’s Day were penned in by authorities Tuesday morning after pedaling less than 100 meters. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/109648-109648/

Women’s day bike ride blocked by police, security guards

More than 200 activists attempting to cycle from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to the National Assembly in Phnom Penh to mark International Women’s Day were penned in by authorities Tuesday morning after pedaling less than 100 meters.​ ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/109648-109648/

Six arrested in Phnom Penh over bride-trafficking ring

Three Chinese men and three Cambodians were arrested in Phnom Penh on Wednesday on suspicion of running a trafficking ring in which Cambodian women are married off to Chinese men, police said. ...

Saing Soenthrith
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/six-arrested-in-phnom-penh-over-bride-trafficking-ring-93807/

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