More than 80% of queer women and trans men in Cambodia have faced emotional abuse from their own families

Research found that family violence was the most common form.

Research conducted by Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK) has found that over 80% of queer women and trans men have faced violence in Cambodia. The research is one of the first of its kind in the country.

The study met with 61 LBT people, 23 of them being lesbians, four of them being bisexual women and 34 being trans men. Over half the participants (51%) were under the age of 35. The researchers also met with parents of LBT children, UN officials and state representatives.

The most shocking statistic from the research found that 81% of these people had faced some form of violence from their own families, most of this emotional. LBT people also said that the familial violence had a worse effect on them than non-familial violence.

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