( 09 May 2013 by CCHR )
Provincial Deputy Governor of Siem Reap Province
“Never saying no to small or big tasks helps her
to succeed in politics”
59-years-old Em Phallamony is a Deputy Governor
in Siem Reap province. She was born and still lives in Treang Village, Sangkat
Sla kram, Siem Reap district, Siem Reap province. Recently, Phallamony graduated with a Masters degree in
Public Administration. From 1980 to 1990, before she became a deputy governor,
Phallamony worked in administration at the Women’s Provincial Association. She
then worked in the provincial Department of Women’s Affairs from 1990 until
1998. Phallamony became a deputy in the women provincial department in
1998 and maintained this position until 2007.
Since 2007, Phallamony has been one of the Siem Reap
deputy governors. A number of factors have contributed to Phallamony’s
success in politics: Phallamony is highly committed to the work she does and is
determined to achieve her goals ...
Posted by : Sithi at : 04:24:41 pm
( 28 March 2013 by David Mead )
From an international point of view, Cambodia is largely defined
by the horrors of 1975-79; a nightmare of labor camps, torture centers and the
infamous ‘Killing Fields’. Trips to Phnom Penh by foreigners are punctuated by
harrowing visits to sites such as the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the mass
execution site at Choeung Ek. But just remembering the tragedy isn’t enough; a
major concern has been how to achieve a semblance of justice for the victims,
living and dead, of the insanity of the late ‘70s. Cambodia and the UN have
collaborated in the formation of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of
Cambodia (the “ECCC”), designed to investigate and prosecute crimes committed
by senior members of the Khmer Rouge regime.
On Thursday 21st March, I was lucky enough to be
part of a delegation of consultants, volunteers and interns from the Cambodian
Center for Human ...
Posted by : Sithi at : 03:11:16 pm
( 17 March 2013 by Mr. Son Tongny )
TechCamp Phnom Penh which hold on March 13th and 14th March 2013,
attracted all NGO to learn and share each other on the field of
technology that could help to the society. All the participants are
groups to discuss on the problem and solution as following:
Group 1 – Games in education can make learning fun! There are very
limited Khmer games to aid in Cambodian education. What kind of
intellectual game(s) can we build in the classroom for Cambodian
students that will bring back the fun in learning?File:Group 1 Using Interactive Learning in School.pptx
Group 2 – The majority of Cambodian parents are not actively
involved with their children’s teachers and school activities. How can
we promote more parent involvement with a child’s education?File:Group 2 Parent Student Involvement.pptx
Group 3 ...
Posted by : Sithi at : 03:09:37 pm
( 08 March 2013 by Chak Sopheap )
To commemorate the International Women's Day this year, let us meet Mu Sochua, the first woman ever to be elected to Cambodia's Parliament and one of the very few politicians in Cambodia who actively use social media.
Sochua advocates the prioritization of women issues in policymaking
and is a known critic of the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
In fact, she is currently facing a government lawsuit
in connection to her statement in 2009 that she would sue the Prime
Minister for allegedly using derogatory and threatening language against
her in a speech he made during a visit to Kampot province in southwest
Cambodia. Kampot is the parliamentary district of Sochua. However, the
court rejected her case while a counter case filed by her opponent was
allowed. She would face a possible imprisonment term if the Supreme
Court upholds her criminal defamation conviction for ...
Posted by : Sithi at : 03:15:48 pm
( 08 March 2013 by Chak Sopheap )
A traditional Khmer saying “sartrey bangvil cheung kran
min chum”, meaning women cannot do anything besides moving around the
kitchen, seems no longer valid in contemporary Cambodian society, at
least to a larger extent.
A quick glance at some figures can show why this
is so: around 65 percent of a total of 505,134 establishments recorded in
the 2011 Cambodia Economic Census by the National Institute of Statistics (NIS)
are represented by women – are female-headed in other words – while some 60 percent
of persons engaged therein are female – equivalent to roughly one million
The saying becomes even less applicable when we
look at at the employment figures in the textile and garment industry which has
been a major growth driver of the Cambodian economy for more than a decade now.
Official statistics of the Ministry of Commerce show that around 90
percent of labor in the textile ...
Posted by : Sithi at : 04:12:53 pm