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As a young girl, Srun Keavatey would spend her days working in her mother’s grocery store, and at night, under the glow of a diesel lamp on the floor of their small thatch-roofed home, she would sit down to basic arithmetic and alphabet lessons taught by her parents.
James’ baby sons are growing up without him. He’s missing all of their first milestones: the gurgles, the smiles, the kicking legs.
When the government announced a ban on surrogacy last year, foreign parents who had hired Cambodian women to carry their babies received assurances from officials that they would be allowed to safely take their children from the country.
Posing with the carcass of an endangered whale shark, a fisherman on a trawler grins and makes a peace sign while holding up one of the dead fish’s fins, in an image that caused outrage when it circulated online over the weekend.
Cambodian women identified as surrogate mothers hired by a jailed Australian nurse have been summoned to testify against their employer in court, but have failed to turn up partly out of fear of what might happen, according to a judge.
In what will be his first state visit since a 2015 landslide election victory in Burma ended 50 years of military rule, Burmese President Htin Kyaw will arrive in Cambodia for a three-day trip on Friday.
A sweeping directive banning U.S. funding for international NGOs that provide abortion services is expected to reduce Cambodian women’s access to abortions and could lead to a rise in unsafe procedures, an international NGO said on Wednesday.
Beating his wife was part of a daily routine for a 31-year-old rice farmer from Kampot province, police said.
While the government says it helped more than 90,000 Cambodian migrants in Thailand obtain legal status in the country last year, a leading labor rights group is calling for measures to protect hundreds of thousands who are still working off the radar.
Doctors providing critical care services to Cambodians with diabetes and kidney disease are struggling to meet the needs of a growing number of patients who require lifelong treatment for chronic conditions.
A 25-year-old woman accused of dousing her ex-boyfriend and his fiancee with acid as they gave her a ride home, sending both to the hospital with severe burns, has been arrested in the first reported acid attack of the year, Phnom Penh police said on Tuesday.
Women who are sexually abused or otherwise harmed by their husbands or ex-husbands are more likely to report such violence to authorities when they are separated or divorced, a new governmental study has found.
After more than more than 100 court appearances over three years, British businessman Gregg Fryett and three of his business associates were handed five- to eight-year prison sentences on Wednesday at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
After 106 court appearances over the course of more than two years, a judge is finally set to hand down a verdict today against six defendants involved with a failed biofuel venture headed by British entrepreneur Gregg Fryett.
Recent rape cases in Cambodia are symptomatic of one trend in the country—a high rate of sexual violence against children—and antithetical to another—the tendency of families to deal with such attacks without involving officials.
The son of Australian surrogacy broker Tammy Davis-Charles said this week that his mother was an innocent victim of a government set-up and parents were continuing to remove babies conceived via surrogacy from the country.
Authorities and NGOs will commence a six-month trial to test their ability to coordinate their collection of gender-based violence data by recording incidents using simple paper forms, experts said at a meeting on preventing family violence on Wednesday.
Decaying skeletal remains blemished by even the slightest discoloration and scarring have been used by researchers to identify the cause of death for thousands of men, women and children killed by Pol Pot’s forces, the Khmer Rouge tribunal heard on Tuesday.
Thousands of protesters were on a collision course with authorities ahead of International Human Rights Day on Saturday, with Phnom Penh’s City Hall warning would-be marchers to celebrate their human rights at home.
Almost seven years after his arrest in Cambodia, American Erik Peeters was sentenced this week to 22 years in a U.S. prison for abusing Cambodian boys.