Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Cambodian women struggling to meet MDGs

via CAAI

March 8, 2011 12:13:56

Eighteen years since the end of Cambodia's civil war, the lives of many Cambodians are little improved, with many seeking out a living from day to day.

With four years to go before the UN's target date of Millenium Development Goals, it looks like Cambodia still faces the challenge in poverty eradication, education, maternal health and gender rights.

Mrs Thida Khus is the executive director of Silaka, a Cambodian NGO working to promote gender equality and equity in Cambodia.

When Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge in 1975, Thida and her husband lived in Thailand where he was teaching mathematics.

They stayed briefly in a Thai refugee camp before Thida and her children went to the United States, her husband joining them later.

Thida Khus has been working in human resource development for the past 18 years.

Presenter: Sen Lam
Speakers: Thida Khus, executive director, Silaka, Phnom Penh

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