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Pilot scheme plans to send maids to Singapore

Four hundred Cambodian women could be sent to Singapore  as soon as the middle of this year to work as maids  under a pilot scheme by the governments of Cambodia and Singapore. The Post has obtained an internal circular the Singapore Ministry of Manpower sent to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020461152/National/maids-heading-to-singapore.html

'Gender Cafe' Offers Women a Place to Express Themselves

Busy juggling jobs, children, and housework, Cambodian women do not have the time, or platforms, to discuss bigger women-related issues like abuse, migration and forced eviction. And that is why a new initiative, called “Gender Cafe,” aims to change that by giving local women a ...

Less Power for Cambodian Women, Report Says

Cambodian women have fewer opportunities than men, and less access to economic and political positions of power, a World Bank report says. Women in Cambodiado have more economic access and business ownership than in some Western countries, but they have less power in family ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Less-Power-for-Cambodian-Women-Report-Says-159439985.html

Women flee from Thai karaoke parlor slavery

Two Cambodian women escaped Thailand on Friday a week after being trafficked across the border and sold into sex slavery in a Thai karaoke parlour, according to the rights group Adhoc and Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection officials. Tan Kimrany, an officer for Adhoc’s Women’s Rights ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061256744/National-news/women-flee-from-thai-karaoke-parlour-slavery.html

Chinese factory ordeal over for Khmer quartet

Four Cambodian women working at a garment factory in Dongguan, China returned home yesterday after a nine-month ordeal during which they found themselves sick, overworked and trapped without passports in a foreign country. Yin Sophy, 27, Sok Kunthea, 25, Non Sopheap, 21, and Yin Sophea, 20, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060856673/National-news/chinese-factory-ordeal-over-for-khmer-quartet.html

Women sceptical of ASEAN

Cambodian women have the most to lose from the planned 2015 ASEAN integration, a coalition of more than 100 Cambodian women said yesterday at the Cambodian Women Forum. Because Cambodian women are so poorly educated, when the job market opens up, competition from other countries like ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032255194/National-news/women-sceptical-of-asean.html

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