Cambodia

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

Cambodia

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

Cambodia

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