The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancement of women and girls worldwide.
This interview is with Mu Sochua, the deputy leader of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP). Sochua has dedicated her life to promoting women’s rights and advancing democracy in Southeast Asia. In 2017, she was forced to flee Cambodia amidst a government crackdown on opposition leaders and civil society. Sochua has continued to fight for her country and is now planning a return to Cambodia, despite government threats. This past week, a Cambodian court issued treason arrest warrants for eight leading members of the CNRP in exile, including Sochua.