Women would be victims of Cambodia’s modesty law

Planned changes would apply to clothing that is too short or revealing but critics say it would erode freedom.

Nations in the global South, particularly in Southeast Asia, have embraced the economic and technological aspects of globalization but tend to resist its cultural influences.

Cambodia is responding to these influences by reconstructing the narratives of nationalist culture and traditions and restricting what women can wear.

Youth and women’s rights organizations have criticized this legal provision, set out in in Article 36 of a draft Law on Public Order. This change in the law is harmful rather than beneficial to women and girls.

In full: https://asiatimes.com/2020/08/women-would-be-victims-of-cambodias-modesty-law/

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