Free from my responsibilities as provincial chief of my party in Battambang province, I have embarked in our three-year training program for female candidates for the 2017 local election and the 2018 parliamentary election.
Going nationwide to
5/ put the future candidate on winning position
These are the steps to prepare our female candidates to compete with the male candidates in the party and for them to compete with their opponents in elections.
The program also nurtures the few women who are already in their seats.
Women must juggle between reproductive and productive roles to serve the public. Many fear going into politics.
Those who make it on the party list are WOMEN WITH COURAGE.
In Kompong Speu
On 26 April, 2012
Three years ago today.
No independent investigation. No justice.
A man of courage who fought against deforestration.
The reception co- hosted in Kuala Lumpur for 300 Cambodian workers, students and business people by Prime Minister Hun Sen and Minority Leader on 25 April, 2015 lasted close to 3 hours in a packed room. Tje participants travelled hours to dialogue with their top leaders.
” I have waited for this moment for 8 years. My personal experience with our embassy in Malaysia has not been positive. When the emnassy staff heard that Imwas a worker they hung claiming that they could not travel the 45 kms. As workers we are not well served” , first worker who took the floor.
” We want free passport services. We can not afford to go home when our passports expire. We want no fees charged on workers”, a worker came up with receipts for services he paid tomthe Camvodian embassy.
” We want scholarships from our government. We want to return home when we graduate but we know our knowledge will gomto waste when we return. I ama researcher. How can I find a well paid job in Cambodia?” , a young female student.
” I am an illegal worker. I just left my employer but i have no papers as the employment agency took them from me. I want to stay. I can not find work in Cambodia” , a female illegal worker siad looking very fearful.
I connected with NGOs to secure a place for her to stay and get protection for a safe passage home. She can return thru an official agency.
The Prime Minister took notes and respinded positively romrequests and recommendations.
This is an unprecendented event.
Culture of dialogue means dialogue with the people.