Discussions about salaries on the factory floor led worker Channa, 22, to begin feeling jealous of her male counterparts.
She learned, through talking with a number of co-workers, that the men working around her were doing the same amount of work as she was, but being paid more. …
According to a recent study by the Asian Development Bank, gender wage gaps of up to 40 per cent exist in Cambodia’s formal sectors – and equality remains a goal rather than an achievement.
Male legislators, officials and managers, for example, on average earn 29 per cent more than their female counterparts, while across all formal occupations, the gap is about 27 per cent, says Gender Equality in the Labor Market in Cambodia, a study produced in conjunction with the International Labour Organization.
In the armed forces, men and women are listed as earning similar amounts – but women make up a mere 13 per cent of defence and public administration employees, the report continues. …
Shane Worrell and Mom Kunthear