(18-October-2015 / khmertimeskh)
ALTHOUGH the government has expressed support of the increasingly visible lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Cambodia, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) says the community still faces widespread discrimination, especially in schools.
So, the center has created an introduction to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) program to help protect the LGBT community and inform the wider public. “We provide skills training, supply small grants, publish reports, and run an online web portal full of useful tools,” the center said in a statement.
Its SOGI project coordinator, Nuon Sidara, said: “LGBT discrimination is still high, especially in schools. However, the government shows it supports their rights and we will work with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.
“As we know, LGBT rights are protected in several ways, including the ‘Fourth Women Jewel Principle’ of the Women’s Affairs Ministry. But we still want to know how they continue to do afterwards.”