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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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Girls’ education: current challenges in Cambodia

“I am those of the 66 million girls who are deprived of education” - Malala Yousafzai Nobel Lecture, 2014 Peace Prize When we asked a little girl from the remote village of Prey Dak, in the countryside of Battambang province, what she would like to do in the future, she answered straight away “I want to… Continue reading Girls’ education: current challenges in Cambodia

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Gender based violence under the Khmer Rouge regime

During interviews and through our research, the times of the Khmer Rouge have come back relentlessly. A dark period of Cambodian history that still defines the state of the country today, both economically and socially. A dark past In the late 60’s, Cambodia experienced periods of instability due to the influence of war between Vietnam… Continue reading Gender based violence under the Khmer Rouge regime

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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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Migration: An often economic yet risky necessity

A difficult economic situation... Even though Cambodia has seen a major improvement regarding poverty reduction in the past years, the situation remains very difficult for the majority of the population. Indeed, the number of people living with less than 1.25 US$ per day dropped from 31% in 2007 to 10% in 2011. But most people… Continue reading Migration: An often economic yet risky necessity

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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