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A dose of Cath: a face for the new generation of feminists in Cambodia

Catherine Phnom Penh, Cambodia “Feminism is new in Cambodia.” My name is Catherine Harry, I am 22 years old and I live in Phnom Penh.  I study Mass media and am currently in my 3rd year. I’m an only child but I have half siblings from my dad’s side. Not from a previous marriage, my… Continue reading A dose of Cath: a face for the new generation of feminists in Cambodia

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Empowering women: a family story

Nhek Phnom Penh, Cambodia. “My grandma wanted to show them different so she raised her daughters to be better than what people were expecting.” My name is Nhek Pichponreingseiy. I am 19 years old and I was born and raised in Phnom Penh. I am from a middle class family and  am a second year… Continue reading Empowering women: a family story

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Not shy nor quiet – fighting to challenge gender roles

Bopha Battambang, Cambodia “In Cambodia, boys are considered to be a lot smarter than girls” In Cambodia, boys are supposed to be a lot smarter than girls. One day, my mom told me that I had to clean the house. I asked her “why can’t I go to school? My brother is free, he can… Continue reading Not shy nor quiet – fighting to challenge gender roles

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“Bauk”- The terrifying trend amongst young middle class Cambodian men

“Bauk” literally means “plus” in the Khmer language. It is the name commonly given to gang rape in Cambodia. A 2013 study conducted by “Partners for Prevention” shows that across the 5 different Asian countries studied Cambodia has one of the highest rates of gang rape in the region; it is in fact, double the… Continue reading “Bauk”- The terrifying trend amongst young middle class Cambodian men

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Chbab Srey – The way to be the perfect Cambodian woman

Apsara dancers, figures of Hindu mythology, Angkor Temple.   The Chbab Srey is a code of conduct for women (Chbab is Khmer for code, and Srey for woman). In the form of a poem, it describes how a woman should behave, with a special focus on her attitude towards her husband. “Don’t bring the outside… Continue reading Chbab Srey – The way to be the perfect Cambodian woman

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Cambodia – Overview

A VIOLENT HISTORY… Located in South East Asia, Cambodia is the home of 15 million inhabitants. The social fabric of Cambodia has been woven out of dark years of colonization, wars and genocide. An estimated two million children, women and men – or a quarter of the population – have been killed by execution, disease… Continue reading Cambodia – Overview

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From bald to bold

Suzin Bahc South Korean woman met in Phnom Penh, Cambodia   “I have experienced situations where I felt extremely vulnerable”  My name is Suzin Bahc, I am 31 years old. I am currently living in Melbourne, Australia, but I am from South Korea. Back when I was living in South Korea, I have experienced situations… Continue reading From bald to bold

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Become a Partner

Become an educational partner If you work for a school, an association, an NGO, or other organizations and think this project could be part of your educational/raising awareness programs about gender equality and women's empowerment – Contact Us   Become a broadcast partner If you work for a media organization, a state institution (e.g.: City… Continue reading Become a Partner

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From the freedom to dress to the freedom to choose one’s life

Jany Min Phnom Penh, Cambodia   “It's Ok to not know who you are, but now, start working on it so in the future you know exactly who you are" I am no one. (Laughs). I often ask myself who I am? And I wonder even more why look up at me like I am… Continue reading From the freedom to dress to the freedom to choose one’s life