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U.S. sees Cambodia's anti-trafficking efforts floundering

20 Jun 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodia is not doing enough to combat human trafficking, the United States said on Thursday, leaving the Asian nation at risk of economic sanctions unless it takes firmer action.

U.S. sees Cambodia's anti-trafficking efforts floundering

20 Jun 2019

PHNOM PENH, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodia is not doing enough to combat human trafficking, the United States said on Thursday, leaving the Asian nation at risk of economic sanctions unless it takes firmer action.

Cambodia faces pressure over push to rid brick kilns of slave labor

12 Jun 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new government push to stamp out debt bondage and child labor in Cambodian brick kilns needs to be backed by a fresh commitment to enforcement, campaigners warned on Wednesday.

Cambodia faces pressure over push to rid brick kilns of slave labour

12 Jun 2019

PHNOM PENH, June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new government push to stamp out debt bondage and child labour in Cambodian brick kilns needs to be backed by a fresh commitment to enforcement, campaigners warned on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Boost for Cambodian workers as top fashion brands back contract ruling

04 Jun 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Levi's, H&M and Gap Inc. have backed a ruling that restricts the use of short-term contracts for garment workers in Cambodia, where critics say they are widely used to control staff and silence dissent.

Warnings over new law to protect workers in Thai fishing industry

23 May 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new law to address abuses in Thailand's multi-billion dollar fishing industry contains loopholes, labor rights campaigners said on Thursday, warning of difficulties in enforcement.

Warnings over new law to protect workers in Thai fishing industry

23 May 2019

PHNOM PENH, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new law to address abuses in Thailand's multi-billion dollar fishing industry contains loopholes, labour rights campaigners said on Thursday, warning of difficulties in enforcement.

Cambodia urged not to criminalize surrogate mothers with new law

17 May 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New laws being drafted in Cambodia on commercial surrogacy must not criminalize surrogate mothers, women's rights campaigners said on Friday, after 11 women jailed for agreeing to carry a client's baby were released from prison.

As rains fall short, Manila trickles into a water crisis

17 May 2019

MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On Block 37, the city water supply starts flowing around 7 am. Two or three hours later, it stops.

FEATURE-As rains fall short, Manila trickles into a water crisis

17 May 2019

MANILA, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On Block 37, the city water supply starts flowing around 7 am. Two or three hours later, it stops.

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