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Expose reveals child labor in Cambodian brick kilns despite crackdown

13 Feb 2020

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodian children are working in brick kilns across the country despite a recent government declaration that all furnaces were free of child labor following a state crackdown, a Thomson Reuters Foundation expose has found.

EXCLUSIVE-Expose reveals child labour in Cambodian brick kilns despite crackdown

13 Feb 2020

PHNOM PENH, Feb 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodian children are working in brick kilns across the country despite a recent government declaration that all furnaces were free of child labour following a state crackdown, a Thomson Reuters Foundation expose has found.

Cambodia enlists tuk-tuk drivers in fight against trafficking

17 Jan 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of tuk-tuk drivers in Cambodia are to join the fight against human trafficking under a plan by the ride-hailing app Grab to train drivers to spot and report signs of exploitation.

Cambodia enlists tuk-tuk drivers in fight against trafficking

17 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of tuk-tuk drivers in Cambodia are to join the fight against human trafficking under a plan by the ride-hailing app Grab to train drivers to spot and report signs of exploitation.

A dose of feminism - the YouTuber tackling taboos in Cambodia

14 Jan 2020

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shortly after midnight each Sunday, Catherine Harry takes her place in front of a camera at her home in Phnom Penh.

A dose of feminism - the YouTuber tackling taboos in Cambodia

14 Jan 2020

PHNOM PENH, Jan 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shortly after midnight each Sunday, Catherine Harry takes her place in front of a camera at her home in Phnom Penh.

Child deaths in Cambodia spark call for construction freeze

08 Jan 2020

PHNOM PENH, Jan 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After six children died when a building site collapsed, the Cambodian workers' union on Wednesday called for a halt to a construction boom that has killed more than 60 people in seven months, while the government vowed to tackle child labour.

Labor unions criticize Cambodia over fresh blow to workers' rights

19 Dec 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Workers making clothes in Cambodia for global fashion brands face increased risk of abuse due to an amended law, trade unions said, as they criticized the government for sidelining them.

UPDATE 1-Labour unions criticise Cambodia over fresh blow to workers' rights

19 Dec 2019

PHNOM PENH, Dec 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Workers making clothes in Cambodia for global fashion brands face increased risk of abuse due to an amended law, trade unions said, as they criticised the government for sidelining them.

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

10 Dec 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children in Cambodia will receive lessons on LGBT+ issues from 2020 in a bid to wipe out bullying and discrimination in the socially conservative country, an official said on Tuesday.

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