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Women politicians who ran in the June 4 election, Chao Ratanak, Orm Youreth and Sor Sarath.

Opinion: Cambodia’s Women Politicians Lead With Empathy, Pragmatism

In the recent election, it was women candidates who promoted empathy in policy. Empathy is stereotypically seen as feminine, and men who cultivate it can face ridicule. But empathetic leadership, beyond populist messaging, is needed and effective, Future Forum’s Theang Soriya says.