Female construction workers in Cambodia get short changed

Gender bias means women get paid less than men and suffer sexual harassment and denial of maternity leave.

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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