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Empowering Communities, A Transformative Force in Cambodia’s HIV Response

December 1 is the 35th anniversary of World AIDS Day, an opportunity to reflect on Cambodia’s dramatic progress in addressing HIV/AIDS, particularly over the past decade, and recognize the work that remains to end the disease as a public health threat. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501399952/empowering-communities-a-transformative-force-in-cambodias-hiv-response/

PM says no need for legalized same sex marriage, but LGBTQ+ community says otherwise

Last month, concerned about a reported rise in HIV cases, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that there is no discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community in Cambodia while reaffirming there would be no marriage equality law. ...

Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/pm-says-no-need-for-legalized-same-sex-marriage-but-lgbtq-community-says-otherwise/

Hun Sen urges end to scorn of entertainment sector workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for an end to discrimination against women working in the entertainment industry, underscoring their struggle to make a living. He urged the public to show compassion and respect, and asked authorities to act against those who engage in discriminatory ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-urges-end-scorn-entertainment-sector-workers

UN specialist assessing LGBT rights in Kingdom

Victor Madrigal-Borloz, an independent UN specialist on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual trends and gender identity, is on a 10 day tour of the Kingdom, at the request of the government. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-specialist-assessing-lgbt-rights-kingdom

Eliminate violence against women, most widespread, pervasive human rights violation

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is not only one of the worst forms of discrimination but also remains the most widespread and pervasive human rights violations in the world, 11 UN entities said on Friday, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192440/eliminate-violence-against-women-most-widespread-pervasive-human-rights-violation/

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/

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 ...

Thai government reconsiders deportation

Thailand is rethinking a controversial plan to deport pregnant migrant workers from countries such as Cambodia and instead support them following widespread outrage, a Thai labour ministry official said yesterday. Last month, Thai Labor Minister Padermchai Sasomsap announced plans to send home migrant workers who were ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072557604/National-news/thai-government-reconsiders-deportation.html

Beer girls brew Angkor strike

60 some Angkor beer promoters are going to hold a strike outside of the company’s Phnom Penh offices in order to draw attention to the labor violations and discrimination they’ve suffered. The strike is planned to be loud and colorful according to Cham Rong, the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072550606/National-news/beer-girls-brew-angkor-strike.html

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