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Scoring for women’s rights

Kimleang Battambang, Cambodia “Now I walk with my head up (...) because I know who I am” My name is Kimleang Chonran. I am 19 years old and am from Battambang. Since the age of 14 I am part of the Mighty Girls female football team, one of the most renowned female football team in… Continue reading Scoring for women’s rights

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We won’t be silent anymore

Kosal Khoeut Battambang, Cambodia “After my dad passed away, my mother told me I don’t know how to read and write, I want my children to know better” My name is Kosal and am 27 years old. I live in Battambang in Cambodia. I run a business with my partner in Battambang. We have opened a… Continue reading We won’t be silent anymore

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Kicking gender stereotypes away

Nipha Battambang, Cambodia “We are not encouraged to play any sports at all; we are told to be quiet and gentle.” My name is Nipha, I am 23 years old and I am the coach of a male football team of Cambodia. In Cambodia it is hard for young women to pursue their dreams and… Continue reading Kicking gender stereotypes away

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Choosing education over marriage

Kimleng Battambang, Cambodia.  “My Grandmother used to say that (...) if you walk loudly you are a "bad woman", you have to learn how to walk soflty" My family is not really traditional. Before, they were more traditional. They changed a lot the way they think. Before, for example my grandmother used to say that… Continue reading Choosing education over marriage

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Getting off the beaten track

Sinath Battambang, Cambodia.  “I am so proud of my parents because they are farmers, but they still provided us with the best education they could afford” My name is Sinath, I am 33 years old. My parents are from Ostuk village which is a small village about 25km from Battambang town. During the Khmer Rouge,… Continue reading Getting off the beaten track

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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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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