Cambodia Seeks Solution For Women with Children in Prisons
Human Rights / Hun Sen / News / Prison / Women's Rights

Cambodia Seeks Solution For Women with Children in Prisons

from RFA Khmer Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the ministries of justice and the interior to come up with a long-term solution to female inmates in Cambodian prisons who are pregnant or have children living with them behind bars, as police stopped women and other land activists in the capital from demanding the … Continue reading

Imprisoned Cambodian Mothers Could See Pardons
Human Rights / News / Police / Women's Rights

Imprisoned Cambodian Mothers Could See Pardons

by Vong Sokheng and Laignee Barron / The Phnom Penh Post In an unanticipated act of leniency yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen established a new committee to deliver pardons to mothers jailed with their children, according to several attendees of the conference where the announcement was made. “The prime minister ordered … a working group … Continue reading

Gender-based violence: Khmer Rouge survivors given a platform
Khmer Rouge / News / Women's Rights

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