“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
A 100-page set of guidelines for the legal protection of the rights of women and children was launched by the Ministr
The Khmer Rouge have been blamed for many horrors in Cambodia, but until relatively recently the regime's use of sexu
Preliminary research in two provinces has found that a lack of implementation of the domestic violence law means that
Savoen still wakes up screaming, reliving the evening she and about 30 other women were dragged to a forest by Khmer
A senior United Nations official today welcomed the recent decision by Cambodia's genocide tribunal to annul a previo
Nhem Sreyda feels fortunate that she is still able to see after being doused with acid by her ex-husband in 2012.
For three decades the scars branded onto Kim Khem's arms have been a reminder of the sexual torture she saw under the
Sok Samith told of her Vietnamese friend impregnated by rape, forced to work in shackles and then sent to prison wher
The attack, in September 2011, left the 50-year-old mother of three with no right eye, 50 percent vision in the left
Cambodian women have fewer opportunities than men, and less access to economic and political positions of power, a Wo
In a groundbreaking 1994 report The Asia Foundation identified some of the underlying causes of domestic violence in
A local NGO has said it would distribute 5,000 books designed to increase awareness of laws and services related to r
Sex workers in Cambodia face rape, arbitrary arrest, extortion and other abuses at the hands of the authorities, acco
Cambodia's new penal code, which comes into force later this year, should be accompanied by stronger law enforcement
Amnesty International says rape and sexual crimes committed mainly against women and children has become a growing pr
Human rights organisations in Cambodia have called for the government to tackle the rising incidence of rape.
The tiny Southeast Asian country of Cambodia has seen explosive economic growth in the past five years.
Historically, Cambodians have suffered through a culture of violence perpetuated by the Khmer Rouge regime and other
It has been twelve years since I came to America. From here, I look back upon a childhood consumed by war.
From 1975 to 1979--through execution, starvation, disease, and forced labor--the Khmer Rouge systematically killed an
In the first article Laura McGrew looks at the astonishing abuse and violence suffered by Cambodian women during the
Nobel Prize nominee Mu Sochua, an advocate for rule of law and rights for women in Cambodia, is a remarkable study in
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the beginning of the 16 Days C
An ancient Khmer proverb says, “A man is gold; a woman is a white piece of cloth.” Gold can get dirty or
As with many development issues, women and girls are more adversely affected than their male counterparts when attemp
October 10 and 11, 2012
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
As the United Nations Security Council adopts a new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence today, we detail t
The Open Institute NGO has launched a crowdsourced gender-based violence mapping tool in Cambodia to promote and prot
On 24 September 2013, Cambodian Defenders Project in partnership with Transcultural Psychosocial Organization and the