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Call for action against domestic violence

Civil society organisations yesterday asked the government to strengthen legal measures against perpetrators of violence against women and children.The request was made at the 2018 One Billion Rising Campaign at the Chenla Theatre in Phnom Penh, where more than 300 people gathered to discuss protecting ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108047/call-action-domestic-violence/

Environmental groups given chance to address PM Hun Sen at forum

With a mixture of hope and hard-earned scepticism, environmentalists from around the country will today get an opportunity most had never dreamed possible: an audience with the prime minister. About 500 civil society activists have been invited to Phnom Penh for the first National Forum ...

Cristina Maza and Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environmental-groups-given-chance-address-pm-hun-sen-forum

Cambodian court grants bail to 4 suspects arrested for inciting violence

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday decided to grant bail to four people who were arrested last week on the charge of inciting armed forces to topple the government, a court official said. “The court decided to release them on bail,” Meas Chanpisith, deputy prosecutor ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/20/c_132646862.htm

Four Arrested In Attempt to Inspire ‘Rose Revolution’

Police said Sunday they have arrested four people believed to be involved in a conspiracy hatched by a dissident Khmer-American group plotting to topple the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Two men and two women were arrested on Thursday suspected of at­tempting to hand out ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/four-arrested-in-attempt-to-inspire-rose-revolution-39976/

Abused women’s support services to expand

Helping women find better employment opportunities is key to ensuring they feel able to report rape and sexual abuse, government and civil society representatives said yesterday. Although Cambodian courts are prosecuting an increasing number of cases involving violence against women, economic concerns stop many from reporting ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052265772/National/abused-women-s-support-services-to-expand.html

Asean declaration allows Cambodia to flout human rights, warn campaigners

Human rights groups in Cambodia fear a new south-east Asian declaration of human rights could conversely offer the government in Phnom Penh a figleaf to clamp down on dissent. Cambodia signed the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) human rights declaration on Sunday, two days ...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/nov/23/asean-declaration-cambodia-flout-human-rights

'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 ...

Window closing on AHRD: NGOs

Time is running out to rid the proposed ASEAN Human Rights Declaration of clauses that would restrict peoples’ rights rather than protect and enhance them, civil society groups said yesterday. Nay Vanda, deputy head of the monitoring section of rights group Adhoc, said civil society groups needed more ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102259330/National-news/window-closing-on-asean-human-rights-declaration.html

MP dialogues focus on land

Villagers took an increasingly vocal stand on land issues during rare opportunities to speak with National Assembly members this past year, according to the National Democratic Institute. During the most recent town hall-style Constituency Dialogues, started by NDI in 2004 to promote contact between assembly members ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100559126/National-news/mp-dialogues-focus-on-land.html

No Effective Voice for Those Facing Land Issues

Despite the government embarking on a nationwide land-titling program, there is still little space for communities affected by economic land concessions to voice their concerns with the government, members of civil society said at a conference in Phnom Penh yesterday. “We’ve observed that there is limited ...

Govt hits back at critics

The recent deluge of comments critical toward the Cambodian government is an attempt to sow political chaos, a senior official said yesterday. At a press conference held at the Council of Ministers, Keo Remy, deputy chairman of the Press and Quick Reaction Unit, blasted several individuals ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100359060/National-news/government-fires-back-at-critics-rights-activists.html

Land Issues Are Dominating Talks Between Citizens, Lawmakers

Land conflicts, discrimination, corruption and inequality dominated discussions between citizens and lawmakers at forums across the country this year, according to the U.S.-based organization the National Democratic Institute (NDI). In its annual report, obtained yesterday, the NDI noted “significant consistencies in the concerns facing Cambodians across ...

ELCs on mind at donor meet

While protesters demonstrated outside, urging land and human-rights reform, members of the donor community met with the government yesterday at the Council for the Development of Cambodia in Phnom Penh to sign off on a series of development targets that bore only a faint resemblance to those ...

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