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Cambodia’s coronavirus curbs leave karaoke workers in limbo

Thousands of Cambodian women are heading home to the countryside after karaoke clubs and beer gardens were banned to curb the spread of coronavirus with the loss of about 80,000 jobs, labour rights groups have said.

In Cambodia, I underwent a ceremony to ward off coronavirus

As foreigners like me came under increasing suspicion of carrying the virus, I was told the ceremony would appease locals - and the spirits.

How we uncovered child labour in Cambodia’s brick kilns

The Thomson Reuters Foundation investigated child labour at Cambodia's brick kilns after the government said all furnaces were free of underage workers.

Cover up or be censored: Cambodia orders women not look sexy on Facebook

A crackdown in Cambodia on women who wear provocative clothing while selling goods via Facebook live streams was slammed by women’s rights groups on Wednesday as dangerous and baseless.

Cambodia enlists tuk-tuk drivers in fight against trafficking

Thousands of tuk-tuk drivers in Cambodia are to join the fight against human trafficking under a plan by the ride-hailing app Grab to train drivers to spot and report signs of exploitation.

A dose of feminism – the YouTuber tackling taboos in Cambodia

Shortly after midnight each Sunday, Catherine Harry takes her place in front of a camera at her home in Phnom Penh.

Labor unions criticize Cambodia over fresh blow to workers’ rights

Workers making clothes in Cambodia for global fashion brands face increased risk of abuse due to an amended law, trade unions said, as they criticized the government for sidelining them.

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

Children in Cambodia will receive lessons on LGBT+ issues from 2020 in a bid to wipe out bullying and discrimination in the socially conservative country, an official said on Tuesday.

Built to scale? Growing pains hit Cambodia’s businesses for good

A snippet of Leakena’s life is written on a pair of jeans.

Malaysia, Thailand criticized for preventing Cambodian politicians from returning home

The United States on Friday expressed concern over Cambodia's crackdown on opposition to authoritarian leader Hun Sen, which has seen dozens of activists arrested and opposition leaders abroad prevented from returning.

Cambodia feared lagging behind predators in cybersex trafficking crackdown

U.S. and Australian crime fighters are preparing Cambodia for a spike in online child sex abuse cases but local officials fear that predators are a step ahead of police due to narrow laws.

Thailand: New rules, new debts – Slavery fears for migrant workers

When Leng Lyda swapped Cambodia for a fishing town in Thailand hoping to find a job in the seafood industry, he was ready for hard work. But he wasn't prepared for the delay, or the debt.

Indigenous people need a say on water rights, U.N. rapporteur urges

Indigenous knowledge, which could be key in making smart decisions about water, is being left out, an indigenous expert warns.

Cambodia urged not to criminalize surrogate mothers with new law

New laws being drafted in Cambodia on commercial surrogacy must not criminalize surrogate mothers, women’s rights campaigners said on Friday, after 11 women jailed for agreeing to carry a client’s baby were released from prison.

Cambodia urged to boost funding for ‘bride trafficking’ pacts

New agreements reached between Phnom Penh and Beijing to combat the trafficking of Cambodian ‘brides’ to China will be useless without fresh funding and stricter enforcement, anti-trafficking groups warned on Monday.

Wedlocked: tangled webs trap Cambodian ‘brides’ in China

Countless women from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar go to China to wed. Some end up happily married; others speak of violence and forced labour.

Freed from jail, Cambodian surrogate mothers raise Chinese children

Campaigners say Cambodia's surrogacy crackdown is unlikely to end the trade as many women will continue to risk arrest for the chance to earn life-changing sums of money.