Gender-based violence: Khmer Rouge survivors given a platform
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Gender-based violence: Khmer Rouge survivors given a platform

“Four months after giving birth, a soldier raped me. That’s partly why I have some issues about sex.” “My community says I’m not a good woman – I didn’t get married traditionally.” “I felt so much pain – and I held that in for 30 years.” These are just a handful of the brave testimonies from women who suffered gender-based violence (GBV) at the hands of the Khmer Rouge regime. Not included in the public sphere of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT), they are shared at self-help groups and women’s hearings organised by the Women and Transitional Justice in Cambodia project. Continue reading

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