For more than seven years Soy Chanthorn, now aged 46, worked in a shoe factory. When the factory suddenly shut its doors, the Cambodian woman was left without a job or compensation, so she decided to follow her husband onto the construction site where he worked.
There she received the equivalent of US$6.75 per day compared to US$7.50 paid as a base rate to men.
Cambodia’s construction sector has been growing rapidly during the past decade as billions of dollars have been spent building business centers, shopping malls and dwellings.
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