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Friday, October 04, 2019
The empowerment of women in politics and the 6th legislature National Assembly Elections 2018 in Cambodia
The report on “The Empowerment of Women in Politics and the 6 th Legislature National Assembly Elections 2018” is an analysis of the data and views of Cambodian women’s participation in politics, especially the process of the 6th Legislature...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
In Cambodia’s single-party politics, women are barely seen
KAMPOT, Cambodia — Chan Kanha is the deputy mayor for the Cambodian People’s Party in this small port town, which sits along Cambodia’s southern coast and still retains much of its French colonial architecture. The Cambodian People’s Party, or CCP,...
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Cambodian Political Parties Agree to Shared Goal: Women’s Political Empowerment
In Cambodia, women continue to be underrepresented in politics. Only three of 29 cabinet ministers are women, and there are no women provincial governors. Women make up just 20 percent of National Assembly members— though a higher proportion than...
Monday, April 24, 2017
Women prepare to take the lead in Cambodia’s local elections
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – In rural Cambodia, the women’s revolution is coming. It’s not happening with pink pussy hats, placards and chanting. Instead, it’s driven by quiet determination and a hunger to learn. They are gathered on the second floor of a...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Women’s Representativeness in the Parliaments in Different Electoral Systems
A Comparative Study in Five Southeast Asian Countries: Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste: There were at least two main reasons why a study into women’s representativeness in the parliaments in five Southeast Asian...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Patriarchal Barriers to Women’s Political Participation in South-East Asia
Lessons from the Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Timor-Leste on Patriarchy and the Rise of Women’s Participation in State Politics: The results of research carried out by the Partnership and its regional partners on Women’s Political...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Committee says gender gap threatens development goals, Cambodia
Cambodian women continue to be poorly represented in government following commune elections in May, the Committee to Promote Women in Politics said yesterday. This reality, the committee said, is endangering the Kingdom’s chances of meeting its UN...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The hidden minorities: Representing ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples in Cambodia
Following a century of conflict, Cambodia has tried to forge a new democratic path. Multiparty elections have been held regularly since 1993, and the two chambers of the parliament—the National Assembly and the Senate—have established their own...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
NGOs push for boost in female candidates, Cambodia
More than 50 per cent of candidates nominated by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party in the upcoming provincial and district council elections should be women, a coalition of 12 civil society groups...
Friday, September 13, 2013
Cambodia's Women Call For Free And Fair Elections
“Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia”: Once a phrase commonly seen on banners in Phnom Penh, it has now taken to the streets. Over a month after the 2013 general elections in Cambodia, planned demonstrations against the results are taking place...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The Women Of The Cambodian Spring
During the country's most recent election, opposition parliamentarian Mu Sochua saw her brave countrywomen standing up to corruption and demanding change.After intense campaigning throughout Cambodia that took more than 12 months—from the mountains...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Fighting for women and justice where both get pushed aside, Cambodia
As Cambodia's most visible female politician, Mu Sochua is a leader in the fight for democratic reform and women's rights, although both issues are looked at with skepticism in this male-dominated society. When the topic turns to women's issues, a...
Friday, March 01, 2013
Analysis: Cambodian Commune/Sangkat Council Election 2012
An analysis of data and views on Cambodian women's political participation, especially during the 3rd Mandate Commune/Sangkat Council elections in 2012.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
NDI: Women's Political Participation Training Report, Cambodia
As the 2013 National Assembly elections approach, Cambodia has an opportunity to improve women’s political participation. To this end, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), in collaboration with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Cambodia:Women's political representation still low in Cambodia
Boosting female political representation at July’s national election was the topic of a round-table discussion attended by dozens of political-party representatives, though none from the ruling party, in Phnom Penh yesterday. Civil-society groups...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Joint Press Release on Result of the Commune Council Election 2012: further effortss required to achieve quantitative and qualitative female’s political representative in Cambodia
JOINT PRESS RELEASE – Phnom Penh, 11 July 2012 Results of the Commune/Sangkat Council Elections 2012: further efforts required to achievequantitative and qualitative female representation in politics in Cambodia The results of the Commune/Sangkat...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Mu Sochua
iKNOW Politics was in a conversation with Mu Sochua, Member of Parliament in Cambodia to discover more about her personal journey in politics but also her message to women in the middle east. She has been a longtime member of iKNOW Politics and has...

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