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In rural Cambodia, biogas helps offset the effects of climate change

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sok Sopheap sets off to run errands and pick up her two grandchildren from school in Tropang Thom village, southern Cambodia. Sopheap is in her 50’s – a stage in life when many women in her country might slow down – but like many local women, she is bearing an increasingly heavy burden as a result of climate change.

A fresh look and a fresh start for survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia

Monday, January 14, 2019

Through UN Women’s new programme to prevent human trafficking in Cambodia and Myanmar, three friends were able to start their own salon.

Women in rural Cambodia cultivate their way out of vulnerability

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In five rural districts of Battambang and Siem Reap provinces in Cambodia, Banteay Srei, a local women-led NGO works with the poorest, most marginalized women—including those who are illiterate or single mothers—to help them improve their livelihoods.

From where I stand: Chum Sopha

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chum Sopha, now 29, works with HIV-positive women in Roka Village in north-west Cambodia.

Empowering domestic workers through information technology in Cambodia

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Research shows that domestic workers in Cambodia need access and information about physical and mental health. A new technology supported by UN Women empowers them towards a healthier life.

From where I stand: Sinet Seap

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sinet Seap, 31, is a youth activist from Kandal Province, Cambodia. She has worked with the civil society organization Youth Resource Development Programme and UN Women Cambodia on engaging youth, particularly young women.

From where I stand: Yoeurn Reaksa

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

After moving from a rural district in Cambodia to Phnom Penh to work in a factory, Yoeurn Reaksa began working with CARE Cambodia to address sexual harassment and gender-based violence in the workplace.

Staying true to yourself: A tale of discrimination and love in Cambodia

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sao Mimol’s story was one of many heartbreaking, yet empowering life stories heard during a 21-25 May workshop in Prey Sdouk Village, Cambodia for LGBT people and their supporters.

Asia-Pacific makes strides in implementing CEDAW

Thursday, December 10, 2015

On Human Rights Day, a spotlight on regional programmes to end discrimination and ensure women’s human rights in Southeast Asia.

Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence

Thursday, December 11, 2014

From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.”

Cambodia takes multi-pronged approach to confronting gender-based violence

Monday, November 17, 2014

To strengthen its policies and evidence base, UN Women supported the participatory formulation of Cambodia’s 2nd National Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Women.

In Cambodia social causes find new partner in technology

Friday, May 16, 2014

“The Internet provides a space where we can speak openly about violence against women[ and girls] ,” says Man Keo Sema, a 22-year-old business administration student at the Build Bright University, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

With income and rights, women living with HIV/AIDS start afresh in Cambodia’s villages

Friday, November 29, 2013

More than 1,300 poor women have received home-based care, skills-training and grants to start their own businesses through a Fund for Gender Equality programme.

Towards safer work and migration for women

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

As the UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration gets underway, a new report by the Secretary-General, prepared by UN Women, details global efforts and persisting gaps in efforts to address violence against women migrant workers.

Half of men report using violence and a quarter perpetrate rape according to UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia-Pacific

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

On average, 4 per cent of respondents in nine sites across six countries said they had gang raped a woman or girl. This is the first time data from such a large sample has been gathered on gang rape.

Demanding Justice for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge

Monday, June 24, 2013

As the United Nations Security Council adopts a new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence today, we detail the efforts of a UN Trust Fund-supported programme that works to ensure that sexual and gender-based violence perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge during the 1974-1979 genocide in Cambodia is never forgotten.

Burns Violence Survivors rebuild their lives in Nepal

Friday, February 15, 2013

In a country where an estimated 50 per cent of suicide cases follow burns violence, an NGO supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is helping survivors of burn attacks access treatment, counseling and legal aid they need.

Building the leaders of tomorrow: preparing young women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, January 17, 2013

To boost their leadership and political engagement, 80 young women from 25 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean attended a regional forum in Panama, organized by UN Women, UNDP and UNFPA.

Cambodia’s women beer sellers: Harnessing solidarity to end discrimination

Friday, September 14, 2012

“I was perceived as a bad girl," says Voleak, “because I worked at night, with a group of women with limited education, and managers pushed us to sit and drink with the clients and to compete for the big-spending ones."

Regional conference sets the stage for advancing rights of women migrant workers in Asia

Friday, September 7, 2012

More than 100 delegates met in Phnom Penh for a regional conference boosting protection and empowerment for Asia's vulnerable migrant workers this week.

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