Participants float balloons at an International Human Rights Day celebration in Phnom Penh on December 10, 2019. (Mech Choulay/VOD)

Opinion: Keeping Our Eyes on Human Rights in the Time of Covid-19

Human rights groups’ message has been clear: We don’t just need to defend rights in spite of the ongoing public health crisis. In fact, these rights are essential to people’s efforts to tackle and survive the pandemic, writes Annie Game.

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.