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Cambodian women post swimwear photos to protest law on how they dress

06 Aug 2020

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodian women have rallied on social media to condemn a proposed law governing the way people dress in public, including by posting images of themselves in swimwear and skimpy outfits, with a petition also set up to block the move.

Cambodian women post swimwear photos to protest law on how they dress

06 Aug 2020

PHNOM PENH, Aug 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodian women have rallied on social media to condemn a proposed law governing the way people dress in public, including by posting images of themselves in swimwear and skimpy outfits, with a petition also set up to block the move.

Law to ban 'inappropriate' dress in Cambodia seen threatening women's freedoms

31 Jul 2020

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A proposed law that would let Cambodian police fine people deemed to be dressed inappropriately could be used to curtail women's freedoms and reinforce a culture of impunity around sexual violence, rights campaigners say.

Laid off due to virus, Cambodian garment workers compete for factory shifts

18 Jun 2020

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For three hours, Cambodian seamstress Em Thy waited in a crowd with hundreds of other laid off garment workers on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, desperate to be selected for a one-off shift.

Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo fail to address Myanmar jade mine abuses, charity says

10 Jun 2020

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Caterpillar Inc, Komatsu Ltd and Volvo AB - leading providers of machinery to Myanmar's jade mines - have done little to address warnings about rampant abuses in the multibillion-dollar industry they supply, a Swedish charity said on Wednesday.

Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo fail to address Myanmar jade mine abuses, charity says

10 Jun 2020

PHNOM PENH, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - C aterpillar Inc, Komatsu Ltd and Volvo AB - leading providers of machinery to Myanmar's jade mines - have done little to address warnings about rampant abuses in the multibillion-dollar industry they supply, a Swedish charity said on Wednesday.

Top brands probe 'union-busting' as virus spurs sackings at factories in Asia

09 Jun 2020

PHNOM PENH/BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major brands including carmaker BMW and fashion label Zara are investigating reports of mass sackings of union workers in their supply chains, amid fears from labour advocates that coronavirus has fuelled 'union-busting' at factories across Southeast Asia.

Top brands probe 'union-busting' as virus spurs sackings at factories in Asia

09 Jun 2020

PHNOM PENH/BANGKOK, June 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - M ajor brands including carmaker BMW and fashion label Zara are investigating reports of mass sackings of union workers in their supply chains, amid fears from labour advocates that coronavirus has fuelled 'union-busting' at factories across Southeast Asia.

Closed borders give rise to new wave of trafficking in Cambodia

28 May 2020

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodia is facing a new wave of human trafficking as desperate workers use illegal means to cross closed borders in the hope of finding work in Thailand, officials have warned.

Closed borders give rise to new wave of trafficking in Cambodia

28 May 2020

PHNOM PENH, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodia is facing a new wave of human trafficking as desperate workers use illegal means to cross closed borders in the hope of finding work in Thailand, officials have warned.

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