Awards

Human Rights Awards

  • Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize (2005) by 1,000 women for advocating non-violence in response to conflicts 
  • People’s Choice Human Rights Award (2010) from the Global Exchange 2010 Human Rights Award Gala for promoting Human Rights in Cambodia
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Award (2009) from the Eleanor Roosevelt Project at The George Washington University for leadership in Human Rights
  • Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award (2006) from University of California, Berkeley for distinguished record of service in Cambodia
  • Vital Voices Annual Leadership Award (2005) from Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton, Honorary Chair of Vital Voices, for leadership in mobilizing global actions to combat trafficking of women and children in the Asia/Pacific region

Civic Engagements

  • President of SRP Women’s Wing, Sam Rainsy Party (2009-Present) responsible for the development and strengthening of the SRP Women’s movement
  • Steering Committee Member, Sam Rainsy Party (2004-Present) responsible for the development of labor and social policies
  • Overseas Adviser, The Global Fund for Women (2004-Present)
  • Chair, The Coalition of Cambodian Women for Beijing (1995), raised funds for 115 grassroots women to attend the Fourth World conference on Women. Organized financial support to bring 1,000 Cambodian grassroots women to launch the first 1,000 metres of the Cambodian Woman’s Peace Ribbon campaign
  • Regional Co-coordinator, Women Weaving the World Together (1995),spearheaded a global project to create a 2,000 metre-long Woman’s Peace Ribbon displayed on the Great Wall of China, at the Fourth World Conference on Women
  • Board Member, The Cambodian Institute for Human Rights (1994-Present)
  • Adviser, Pounleu Khmer, (1993-95) advising the Coalition of Cambodian NGO’s for Democracy, Development and Peace
  • Board Member, The Committee for Cooperation in Cambodia (1992-94)
  • Founding Member and Director, Khemara (1991-95), the first NGO lead by local women to advocate for woman’s participation in nation-building
  • President, The Cambodian Community in San Francisco (1975-81)

Additional Honors

  • Honorary PhD in Law (2006) from Guelph University, Canada in recognition of justice and human rights work
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