LGBTIQ Community Reiterates Call for Protections against Discrimination

Members of the LGBTIQ community on Monday asked the Cambodian government to legislate protections against discrimination, coinciding with a report released by a rights group which shows that a fifth of respondents saying they had been rejected a job because of their identity.

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights organized a photo exhibition on Monday called “My Voice My Rights”, featuring women human rights defenders and activists from the Gay Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) community.

The rights group also released a report that revealed members of the LGBT community routinely faced discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE). This had led to 25 percent of respondents to hide their SOGIE during a job interview for fear of losing out on the opportunity.

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