CEDAW takes up situation in Cambodia

Published by UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on 7 October 2013

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is holding its periodic review of Cambodia’s report on 8 October 2013. In the preparation thereof, CEDAW heard issues presented by Cambodian civil society organizations on 7 October 2013 which also addressed gender-based violence during the Khmer Rouge regime. This press release summarizes the dialogue between CEDAW and the Cambodian NGOs.

CDP Press Release: Students make recommendations following Women’s Hearing 2013

Issued by Cambodian Defenders Project on 26 September 2013

Following the Women’s Hearing with the Young Generation held on 24 September 2013, CDP issued this press release with the main recommendations developed by the Student Panel as a response to the public testimonies of four women who bravely spoke to end the silence on gender based violence during the Khmer Rouge.

7 Questions with Mr. Duong Savorn

Published by Phnom Penh Post on 12 July 2013

Phnom Penh Post interviews CDP Project Coordinator Mr. Duong Savorn about “The Mystery of Sexual Violence under the Khmer Rouge Regime”, a collection of testimonies authored by him and published by CDP in 2011.

CDP recruiting student volunteers for Women’s Hearing 2013

CDP will host the third Women’s Hearing on the topic of Gender-Based Violence during the Khmer Rouge regime in September 2013. This year’s panel for the Hearing will consist of student volunteers. CDP is now recruiting volunteers based on the Student Panel Terms of Reference. Deadline for applications is 31 July 2013.

Download the Student Panel Terms of Reference here.
Download the Women’s Hearing’s concept note here.

Demanding Justice for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge

Published by UN Women on 24 June 2013

Following the adoption of a new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence by the UN Security Council, UN Women released this article describing the project of VSS, TPO and CDP which is funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women.