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Summary “Dao,” an ethnic Lao man in his 40s, previously lived a largely self-sufficient life in the village of Srekor in northeastern Cambodia’s Stung Treng province. He fished on the Sesan River and farmed rice and fruit on the fertile soil along…
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  Summary Soon after the Rana Plaza collapsed in 2013 in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing over a thousand workers, a top official from a global brand flew into Pakistan.[1] His sudden trip was sparked by the desperation to make up…
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Summary Sitting on a thin mattress on the floor of their home in a Phnom Penh slum, 3-year-old Molita delicately touches the scars that cover her mother’s back. In November 2014, when Molita was an infant, the owners of a neighboring…
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  Summary Under Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia is in a human rights freefall. Despite the strong human rights provisions in the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements and the 1993 constitution—and billions of dollars in development aid, including a…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to…
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Summary At midday on October 26, 2015, some two dozen men viciously assaulted two opposition parliamentarians as they left Cambodia’s National Assembly following an anti-opposition demonstration outside the building. Kung Sophea and…
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Map of Vietnam Summary Every time the police summoned me to the commune police station, they beat me and denied me food. I was placed in a small room with hands tied and an interrogator beat…
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Summary Beginning in February 2015, 40-50 residents of Durgapur village in northern India, mostly women, sat in protest for more than a month. A state-owned company called the Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Ltd. (THDC) was…
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Summary Ly Sim passed productivity tests and was promoted t0 team leader in the sewing division of her factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, in 2012.[1] A few …
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30 Years of Hun Sen Violence, Repression, and Corruption in Cambodia Map Summary I. Background: Hun Sen’s Early Years The…
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“They Treat Us Like Animals” Mistreatment of Drug Users and “Undesirables” in Cambodia’s Drug Detention Centers Map 1: Closed Drug Detention Centers and the Planned National Center…
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Map of Cambodia © 2012 Human Rights Watch Summary In early 1993, ahead of elections organized by the United Nations, four Cambodian…
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Introduction An estimated 16 million people inject drugs worldwide.[1] An equal number are estimated to use methamphetamine.[2] Some of these…
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Summary A broker said that the company is looking for women to work in Malaysia. When I asked if there is anyone who will help my daughter if she is in…
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  Off the Streets Arbitrary Detention and Other Abuses against Sex Workers in Cambodia Maps I. Summary Key Recommendations II. Methodology III. Sex Work in Cambodia Numbers and Origins Civil…