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Cambodian children still vulnerable to sex abuse by foreigners: NGO

Samleang Seila, executive director of APLE, yesterday during a workshop said that developing countries do not yet have concrete means to discourage and prevent the sexual abuse of children. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50563914/cambodian-children-still-vulnerable-to-sex-abuse-by-foreigners-ngo/

Ministry cracks down in orphans scandal

The Ministry of Social Affairs has decided to reintegrate more than 3,000 children in orphanages back into families after discovering the abysmal conditions of many facilities, with some having reported sexual abuse. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37654/ministry-cracks-down-in-orphans-scandal/

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

Maid Company Offers Alternative to Migration

A new made-service company that claims to be the only one of its kind in Cambodia is offering an alternative employment option for the country’s many domestic workers who face insecure, and often abusive, workplace conditions overseas. Ming Hour Home Service, which opened in July, employs ...

Tide changes at Ocean as factory pays strikers

Ocean Garment, the Phnom Penh-based clothing manufacturer at the centre of sexual harassment claims and an illegal strike that lasted more than two weeks, has agreed to compensate more than 2,500 workers for wages lost during the protests, a move union advocates have highlighted as ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091058601/National-news/rare-win-for-ocean-garment-strikers.html

'Verbal Abuse' surfaces at Ocean

An investigation by garment factory monitor Better Factories Cambodia into the alleged sexual harassment of four female employees at Ocean Garment uncovered extensive verbal abuse, according to BFC technical adviser Jill Tucker. A BFC team visited the Dangkor district site on August 24 after a group ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090358447/National-news/verbal-abuse-surfaces-at-ocean.html

Ocean Garment strike to end, workers return

More than 50 police officers exchanged heated words with Ocean Garment strikers yesterday afternoon, marching for over an hour to Phnom Penh Municipal Court in support of five worker representatives suspended by the company. Mid-protest, however, the group of more than 2,500 – who have been ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012083158407/National-news/ocean-garment-strike-to-end-workers-return.html

Garment Demonstrators Request to Hold Protest

Workers from the Ocean Garment factory, who have been protesting outside the plant in Pur Senchey district for weeks, will file a request with Phnom Penh City Hall today to allow them to continue their demonstrations in front of the Ministry of Social Affairs and ...

Sex claims a conspiracy: boss

The Ocean Garment manager facing a slew of sexual harassment charges has lashed out at the union representing the 2,500 workers on strike over the past two weeks, claiming its delegates provoked the strike after management cracked down on absent workers and overtime requests. In a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082958354/National-news/garment-boss-quashes-workers-sex-claims-as-conspiracy.html

Carlsberg promises support

Danish brewer Carlsberg has vowed to improve the working conditions of Angkor and Carlsberg beer promoters in Cambodia as it tries to stamp out coerced workplace drinking. The company announced late last week it had joined forces with the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082758294/National-news/carlsberg-promises-support-to-cambodian-beer-promoters.html

Accused Manager Put on Leave; Workers Lodge Complaints

The manager accused of abusing female workers at the Ocean Garment factory in Phnom Penh, and who provoked days of public demonstrations by thousands of workers to have him fired, has been put on leave, while his alleged victims have lodged complaints against him with ...

Clash, charges roil Ocean

More than 2,500 Ocean Garment factory workers jostled with about 100 military police in the capital’s Dangkor district yesterday in their second protest march over the alleged sexual harassment of four female employees. In an inter-governmental ministerial committee meeting on Tuesday, Ocean – which supplies ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358244/National-news/sex-charges-roil-ocean-factory.html

Garment Workers Rally for Third Day to Sack Factory Manager

More than 2,00 female workers from a factory in Phnom Penh that makes clothes for the U.S. brand Gap protested yesterday for a third straight day demanding that the firm sack a manager at the factory for allegedly abusing workers. Lining Russian Boulevard near the Ocean ...

'Harassed' workers stick to their guns

Ocean Garment yesterday refused to meet the sole demand of thousands of striking workers to have their manager, accused of sexual harassment, sacked. An inter-governmental ministerial committee met with union and employer representatives, but Bangladeshi-owned Ocean Garment – which supplies retail titan Gap – refused to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082258207/National-news/sexually-harassed-workers-stick-to-their-guns.html

Garment Workers Go to Court Against Manager

Worker from the Ocean Garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district said they will file a complaint with the Phnom Penh Municipal Court today accusing a manager  at the factory of sexual harassment, violence and verbally abusing female workers, union officials and garment workers ...

Raped maids sent back to labor agencies

The Cambodian Embassy in Malaysia returned abused Cambodian maids, including women who were raped by their employers, to work at maid recruitment agencies in that country, a new report by Human Rights Watch claims. The New York-based rights group also said Cambodian police colluded with labor ...

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