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Opinion: Yubi — Yes, This Is the Way It Has Been

“Is this how things are supposed to happen in Cambodia?” Mean Pich Rita, who has accused an oknha of attempted rape, asks her mother in a widely circulated video. It is painful and frustrating to have to give a simple but true answer to this question: Yes, this is the way it has been, writes Future Forum researcher Theang Soriya.

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Opinion: For Gender Equality, Engage and Help Men to Embrace Change

It’s a blind spot that you probably aren’t expecting to hear about on International Women’s Day: Not enough attention is being paid to the roles that men could play, or are playing, either in pushing the gender equality movement forward, or holding it back.

Women hold lotus flowers as authorities look on outside Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh on March 8, 2019, during a rally marking International Women's Day (Licadho)

Opinion: How Some Cambodian Women Contribute to the Patriarchy

While gender equality advocates have called out the government’s recent moves against what women wear as a restriction on women’s rights, some women have voiced support for the measures, and simultaneously reinforced the patriarchy.