Women policy and administration

Tycoon Sok Bun to serve 10 months

Sok Bun, the real estate tycoon whose savage beating of TV personality Ek Socheata was caught on camera in July, was sentenced to three years in jail yesterday, with all but 10 months of that suspended. Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge Sor Lina also ordered the ...

Sok Bun strikes a bargain with ‘Ms Sasa'

The trial of real estate tycoon Sok Bun opened with a bombshell on 26 January as it was revealed that former TV presenter Ek Socheata had dropped her complaint against the man who was seen viciously beating her on security camera footage that went viral in ...

Domestic violence dips as couples share work

A program aimed at relaxing rigid gender norms has cut domestic violence in six communities, a gender equity NGO said on 16 December as it wrapped up its three-year run. Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) set out to improve community life by relaxing gender restrictions on ...

Cambodia ranks low on gender equality

In spite of gains, gender inequality in Cambodia remains significant, particularly in education and political empowerment, according to the World Economic Forum’s recently released 2015 Global Gender Gap Report. While the Kingdom is ranked 109 out of 145 countries in the world, slipping one place compared with ...

Rape victims failed by corrupt system: report

Countless rape victims, many of them children, have been failed by widespread flaws in Cambodia’s justice system, which have led to a “disturbingly low” number of convictions, a new study by the rights group Licadho has found. In its report, Getting Away With It: The Treatment ...

Cambodian groups aim to end violence against women

A worldwide, 16-day campaign to end violence against women kicked off in Cambodia on 25 November, with NGOs, the United Nations and government agencies intensifying their efforts toward preventative measures. Spanning from the International Day for Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls until Human Rights Day on ...

58 percent of married women in Vietnam are victims of domestic violence: report

Nearly 60 percent of married women in Vietnam have suffered physical or sexual abuse at least once in their life, according to figures released by a new campaign to stop violence against women.   Every one of three women in the world suffer physical or sexual violence, ...

Women leaders welcome increase in regional MPs

Domestic violence is one of the issues that might be brought up now that the number of female representatives in Mandalay Region Hluttaw has risen from one to four. The election of three new female members in last week’s election – all members of the National ...

Myanmar rural women organise nationwide network

Widow and mother of four Daw Nyo Nyo San saw years of hard work pay off as she aided in the 15 October launch of May Doe Kabar (Women’s World), a group dedicated to educating rural women about their rights, providing them with small loans ...

Cambodian PM voices outrage over tycoon's assault on TV star

Cambodia’s prime minister has added his voice to growing outrage over a vicious attack by a businessman on a female TV star that was captured on video. Hun Sen called property tycoon Sok Bun’s actions intolerable and warned that his wealth would not help him escape ...

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