Cambodia Profile

“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

Cambodia Profile

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