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Leaders Urged to Consider Gender, Public Participation at MRC Summit
As the leaders and researchers from around the world gathered in Siem Reap in early April for the Mekong River Commission’s third summit, local civil society groups called for greater public participation and a greater focus on female participation and consideration in the future of the Mekong...
Racing Up The Mekong For Humanity And Nature
“Racing up the Mekong for Humanity and Nature”, a regional youth camp organized by Oxfam and our partner Save Cambodia Wildlife (SCW) for 25 young men and women from the Mekong countries to share ideas and exchange learning about the interconnection between people and river systems and identify...
La’s 25 Years with Oxfam
Today is La’s farewell after his 25 years with Oxfam to help improve the livelihoods of communities he worked with. La Chhuon started his work with Oxfam in 1993 when he was a counterpart working for the Provincial Department of Hydrology on small-scale irrigation project in Takeo province. La is a...
Oxfam presents Veerakpheap Award to Samnang Hour
Oxfam in Cambodia proudly presented Mr. Samnang Hour the first leadership award during Oxfam Staff Retreat in Kep province. Samnang demonstrated his leadership without authority both at Oxfam and beyond. He led a rescue mission that saved a man’s life. The award was recognized by Winnie Byanyima,...
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Voice takes the opportunity to highlight the work of and by young domestic workers, a vulnerable group prone to exploitation and abuse. Young domestic workers are emerging as a force of nature within several Voice countries (Tanzania, Cambodia, Mali and...
Signing ceremony between Oxfam and UNDP with MoWA
Oxfam and UNDP signed an agreement to support the three years’ “Leading the Way for Gender Equality (LWGE)” program with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) today. Oxfam will continue to prioritise our investment in Cambodia not only on women empowerment but also focusing on the empowerment of...
So Em, Saving for Change
Throwing out fistfuls of rice for her hungry chickens, 15-year-old Phal SoEm carries out the seemingly ordinary chore behind her wooden house in Yeay Oort village, Banteay Meanchy province. But for SoEm, taking care of this small chickenfarm is a step to achieve her dream of having a higher...
Responsible Business Practices: Cambodia's Changing Business Landscape
Rapid growth characterised Cambodia’s economy in the past few years. Fueled by a population of more than 15 million1—with half of the workforce working in the agriculture sector—Cambodia has established itself as a potential economic playmaker in the South East Asian region. However, just like in...
Fish, Srepork River, Cambodia
Sokhon used to catch between 7 to 10 kilograms of fish per night with 105 meters length of fishing net and earned around 40,000 Riels (approx. $10) to support his family’s daily living.

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