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Cambodia: Women Entrepreneurs and Social Media – Global Voices

Cambodian women seizing opportunities provided by social media to improve their enterprises. They represent the new women of Cambodia. They change the economic, social and political landscape of Cambodia.

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Global Voices Cambodia: Women Entrepreneurs and Social Media

June Textile Factory Agrees to Compensate Workers

4,000 workers, mainly women fought for compensation after June Textile factory burned down. After months of facing police, arrest and detention, the women won their fight. June factory agrees to pay compensation. Sam Rainsy Party stood with the workers all the way. Justice prevails.


Mu Sochua, MP

“I do not fear death; I fear political silence against injustices”
-Malalai Joya, MP Afghanistan

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[Huffington Post] Dominique Strauss-Kahn: So Much for Us to Learn

The Strauss-Kahn case is not about winning or losing, but opening a dialogue on rape, violence and gender.

The events unfolding in the case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the IMF accused of sexually assaulting a hotel chambermaid, are both surprising and surprisingly not surprising. The New York Times first reported claims that there were serious problems with the prosecution relating to the credibility of Strauss-Kahn’s accuser, who is originally from Guinea.

Read the full article on the Huffington Post.

Eve has helped me clear my mind: should someone who lied in the past be raped because she lied in the past? Is the trial about rape? There was clear evidence of sexual assault.

Mu Sochua

Mu Sochua’s trip to Finland and Norway

Press Release

President Tarja Halonen of Finland with MP, Mu Sochua at the opening of the conference on Women Inspiring the World, in Vilnius-Lithuania

The Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) chapter in Finland would like to inform the public that Mrs. Mu Sochua, a Member of Parliament from the SRP was attending in the conference on Women Inspiring the World in Lithuania. She is expecting to leave for Helsinki this evening and will have a meeting with Cambodian community in Espoo of Finland from 20-22PM.

On Sunday morning, 03.07.2011 she will leave for Kristiansand of Norway. SRP-Norway will warmly welcome her in a meeting. She will flight back to Finland on Monday.

On Tuesday 5 July she will meet Hanna Gehör an advisor of the President Tarja Halonen of Finland in the Presidental Palace at 10AM. She will meet Minister for Foreign Affairs, Erkki Tuomioja in the Ministry at 14:30.

Mu Sochua will go to visit the office of Taksvärkki and will have a dinner with the leaders of the Cambodian Friendship Association before she goes back to Cambodia in the midnight.

For more information please contact:
Sar Sophorn
H.P: (358) 405634631
E-mail: sophornsar@yahoo.com

Women Enhancing Democracy

30June, 2011

“Democracy without women is a contradiction” says Sec. Hillary Clinton.

She inspires us all with her stance on women’s human rights. She continues to deliver to women.

Only 17% of women are in politics, worldwide, while the gender gap has narrowed in other sectors.

Violence against women is the causes and the consequences of gender discrimination.

Economic empowerment of women is smart economics.

On the Campaign Trail- North West of Cambodia (Day 1)

First village
Penetrated the opponents’ strong hold. We got a lead by identifying a few villagers unhappy with the ruling party.

The village chief threatened our supporter for putting up the first opposition sign in the village.

Second village
Walked into a market and right away women were desperate to talk about how tax levied on them is killing them. Even umbrellas they need for the sun are taxed. Even when they use the toilets , they need to pay. And this is in the middle of a remote part of Cambodia.Our team gave suggestions to the women to organize and to raise their voice.
Got a complaint about police taking money in the case of a mute woman who has been sexual assaulted 17 times in her life. I will write to the police chief to investigate the release of the alleged rapist.

Much to do.


Rape, beating claimed (Phnom Penh Post)

Tuesday, 05 April 2011 15:03 Meas Sokchea (Phnom Penh Post)

A widow who claims her daughter was raped, beaten and deprived of food over a seven-month period by two separate employers in Malaysia yesterday appealed to the Cambodian government to intervene.

Srey Sophal, 66, from Svay Rieng province, requested that government officials tell Phnom Penh-based recruitment agency Champa Manpower Group to allow her daughter to return to Cambodia.

Please read the full article on the Phnom Penh Post Website.