Happy Belated International Women’s Day

March 8th was a busy day for Strey Khmer! The SKO team joined in several events to help advocate for women’s rights.

1) Strey Khmer helped to fund women’s activities across the country. Locally we helped support communities that have lost their land including: Boeung Kak, Borei Keila, Boeung Chhouk and Tmor Kol as they joined peace walk  around the US and French embassys and walked to submit letters to the Ministry of Women’s affairs for the release of Boeung Kak land activist Bopha.

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Peaceful protestors gathered together near the U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh

Peaceful protestors gathered together near the U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh

Petitioning at the Ministry of Women's Affairs for the release of Bopha

Petitioning at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs for the release of Bopha

2) Some of our staff also attended the release of a new documentary about the efforts of the Cambodian sex worker’s union to challenge trafficking laws in Cambodia to not name sex workers as victims, but allow them to pursue the work of their choice without discrimination.

3) The Women’s Voices, Women’s Choices radio team also organized for over 70 participants from Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, and Kampong Speu to join together to celebrate women and publically address key issues such as health, migration, trafficking, livelihood, and political participation in regards to the interest of women. The goal of the event was to urge attendees to work to disseminate the information

WV WC participants gathered to learn about women’s issues

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WV WC participants joining to march for women’s rights.

Strey Khmer hopes that all of our readers also celebrated International Women’s Day, we are hopeful that 2013 will bring more positive change for women across the globe!

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About Strey Khmer

Vision: For all women and girls in Cambodia to have voices to realize their human rights, to be free from harm, and to be treated equally in every area of their life in their homes and communities, in their work place, and in wider society.
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