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Law To Ban ‘Inappropriate’ Dress In Cambodia Seen Threatening Women’s Freedoms

Law To Ban ‘Inappropriate’ Dress In Cambodia Seen Threatening Women’s Freedoms

A proposed law that would let Cambodian police fine people deemed to be dressed inappropriately could be used to curtail women’s freedoms and reinforce a culture of impunity around sexual violence, rights campaigners say.   The draft legislation, which will take effect next year if approved by several government ministries and the national assembly, would […]

Virus Fears Weigh On Cambodia’s Garment Workers

Virus Fears Weigh On Cambodia’s Garment Workers

Climbing onto a crowded truck each morning, Cambodian seamstress Sim Samphor cannot help but worry about catching the coronavirus that has closed down most of the country in recent weeks. Schools, restaurants and casinos have been ordered to shut, religious gatherings and sporting fixtures banned, and hotels turned into makeshift hospitals by the government. Parliament […]

Cambodia Proves Fertile Ground For Foreign Surrogacy After Thailand Ban

Cambodia Proves Fertile Ground For Foreign Surrogacy After Thailand Ban

  After a long day of selling snacks at her son’s primary school, Kew, who is seven months pregnant, squats on the Bangkok pavement to take a rest. The single mother has no idea whose baby she is carrying, or where its future parents live. She says it makes no difference to her. “The first […]

Cambodians Sue US And Thai Firms Over Trafficking And Forced Labour Claims

Cambodians Sue US And Thai Firms Over Trafficking And Forced Labour Claims

Cambodian villagers have filed a lawsuit against four companies that supply American supermarkets, claiming they were trafficked to work under slavery-like conditions in a Thai seafood factory that exports to the US. The civil lawsuit, filed in June in a California federal court, accuses the US and Thai firms of knowingly profiting from the villagers’ […]

Robot Factories Could Threaten Jobs Of Millions Of Garment Workers

Robot Factories Could Threaten Jobs Of Millions Of Garment Workers

The jobs of nearly 90% of garment and footwear workers in Cambodia and Vietnam are at risk from automated assembly lines – or “sewbots” – according to a new report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). There are 9 million people, mostly young women, dependent upon jobs in textiles, garments, and footwear within the Association […]