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Poverty causes trafficking to China, says report

A report published last week by the UN Action for Cooperation Against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ACT) says the main cause of human trafficking from Cambodia to China was a lack of jobs and low wages, forcing many young women to look at opportunities abroad. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29214/poverty-causes-trafficking-to-china--says-report/

Landmines kill 41 Cambodians, injuring 121 others in 10 months

Cambodia on Monday recorded 162 landmine casualties in the first ten months of this year, down 4 percent from 155 casualties at the same period last year, showed a report from the Cambodian Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Victim Information System. The report said that ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-12/03/c_132016467.htm

'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 ...

Index Shows Little Progress in Gender Equity

Cambodia has made almost no progress over the past six years when it comes to gender equality, and is still the lowest-ranked country in the region, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Gender Gap Index. Ranked 103 out of 135 countries surveyed, Cambodia placed last ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/index-shows-little-progress-in-gender-equality-4777/

UN: Investing in Women Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders is Smart Economics

(UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section)- “Investing in women’s entrepreneurial leadership, and the empowerment of women, is smart economics- which is why women’s empowerment is one of the most important development priorities for the countries of Asia and the Pacifc,” said Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, ...

Carlsberg for Better Beer Promoter Working Conditions in Cambodia

Women sales promoters working in bars in Cambodia are occasionally exposed to harassment by customers varying from being coerced into drinking and in some cases, being subjected to sexual abuse. Cambodia Carlsberg Group and The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) have joined forces in a ...

http://www.scandasia.com/viewNews.php?coun_code=dk&news_id=11060

UN: invest in women

Cambodia needed to invest in women to aid its development and integration into the ASEAN economic community, United Nations Under Secretary-General Noeleen Heyzer said yesterday. Heyzer, executive secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific(ESCAP), met with Minister of Women’s Affairs Ing Kantha ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358228/Business/un-invest-in-cambodian-women.html

Tai Yang boss refutes name change allegations

Garment worker Ba Chhorvorn stands in the sweltering heat inside the small concrete brick room she calls home in Kandal province. Across the road is her workplace, a supplier to Levi’s and Gap, which her boss describes as the “five-star hotel of garment factories”. Worlds apart but ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071757465/National-news/tai-yang-protest.html

Boeng Kak Women Meet US Ambassador for Women’s Affairs

Five women from the Boeng Kak lake community met with the U.S. ambassador-at-large for women’s affairs on Saturday in Siem Reap City, asking the U.S. to intervene in their case and put pressure on the Cambodian government to stop violence against women. Meeting on the sidelines ...

Boeng Kak Women Attempt to Meet US Official

Siem Reap City – Four women evicted from the Boeng Kak lake community and released from jail last month arrived here Friday in an attempt to meet Melanne Verveer, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for women’s affairs, who is part of a delegation visiting the country with ...

Cambodia carve-up under the spotlight

There were scenes of jubilation in Cambodia’s capital last month when a group of 13 imprisoned women – including a 72-year-old grandmother – was set free by an appeal court. The women were arrested in May during peaceful demonstrations against the forced eviction of thousands ...

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NG10Ae01.html

Volunteering to Tackle the Intractable Issue of Land

Veun sai district, Ratanakkiri – Kitted out in their camouflage uniforms, military boots, belts and Ministry of Land Management baseball caps, the dozen or so student volunteers looked like a stern bunch. There was no smiling as they sat at wooden desks in an open pagoda ...

Court frees 13 Cambodian land eviction protesters

An appeals court Wednesday ordered the release of 13 women who were jailed for protesting being evicted from their homes without adequate compensation, in a case that had critics had highlighted as an example of injustice. The women cheered in the courtroom, their supporters applauded and ...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ilvyUDmHQivgUt5fmZDQRBpQLgTA?docId=9fcab2e8f399461ab52ea93f10629f2f

Boeung Kak 13 Vow To Continue Demonstrations

Thirteen Boeung Kak protesters released from jail Wednesday say they will continue their demonstrations until they obtain more land on a real estate development in the capital. Representatives wasted no time in meeting after their release from prison following a decision by the Appeals Court Wednesday. “The ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Boeung-Kak-13-Vow-To-Continue-Demonstrations-160703315.html

Maids’ families seek answers

The families of six maids from Kampong Chhnang province who left to work in Malaysia have filed complaints with human rights group Adhoc after losing contact with the women for more than two years, rights workers said yesterday. Soum Chankea, Adhoc’s provincial co-ordinator, said the complaints ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061456795/National-news/maids-families-seek-answers.html

Justice Ministry Won’t Press Court Over Jailed 13

The Ministry of Justice will not press the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to review the case of 13 Boeng Kak residents sentenced to jail last month for demonstrating against a CPP senator’s real estate project, despite asking the court to consider releasing the women. Now that ...

Forum On Women's Entrepreneurship Promotion

Her Excellency Dr Ing Kantha Phavi, minister of women’s affairs said: “Economic empowerment of women is a key strategy to promote gender equality and poverty alleviation and it is clearly articulated in specific targets under CMDG3 as one important goal among nine goals to be achieved by 2015.” Her announcement was made during the forum on ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Justice Ministry Seeks Review Of Jailed 13

The Justice Ministry has written to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court requesting that it review the case of 13 Boeng Kak women recently jailed for demonstrations against a CPP senator’s real estate project, a ministry official said yesterday. Bunyai Narin, deputy Cabinet chief for the Justice ...

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