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Report: Family values at forefront of LGBT youth discrimination in Cambodia

Report: Family values at forefront of LGBT youth discrimination in Cambodia

http://asiancorrespondent.com/, 2015-12-28
DISCRIMINATION of LGBT people because of their identity typically begins in their youth, and bullying at schools is a major part of that. While surveys suggest this is a worldwide experience, the first ever such research only came out recently in Cambodia. Conducted by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, “LGBT Bullying In Cambodian School” has documented LGBT youths’ hardships growing up in the traditional and often conservative Cambodian society.
Youth forum discusses ‘responsible’ social media use

Youth forum discusses ‘responsible’ social media use

PPP, 2015-12-21
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights, said politicians should address concerns by teaching people how to use social media “responsibly and safely”.
Report: Six in 10 LGBTI Cambodians bullied at school

Report: Six in 10 LGBTI Cambodians bullied at school

gaystarnews.com, 2015-12-18
CCHR’s SOGI Project Coordinator Nuon Sidara said: ‘CCHR’s research provides a shocking glimpse into the daily realities experienced by Cambodia’s LGBT youth at school and confirms that SOGIE-based discrimination is rife within the education system. ‘The research confirms that SOGIE-based discrimination has damaging effects on its victims well beyond school age. The data clearly points towards schools failing to provide a safe environment, and in some cases, being complicit in the bullying.’
LGBT Students Experience Bullying: Report

LGBT Students Experience Bullying: Report

The Cambodia Daily, 2015-12-18
CCHR consultant Pat de Brun explained that the scope of the study was limited by a number of factors, including the fact that about a third of the survey participants were 30 or older. “We had to find willing participants who were comfortable taking part and because we spoke to people who identified as LGBT, it generally happens that they’re [older]. But of course this is a problem that starts younger,” Mr. de Brun said.
LGBT bullying endemic, report finds

LGBT bullying endemic, report finds

PPP, 2015-12-18
“Many people view the LGBT community as ‘strange’ or ‘different’, even though we are all the same,” said Nuon Sidara, a project coordinator with CCHR. “There are strong cultural beliefs that being LGBT is an illness, or the result of a traumatic break-up, or due to a certain upbringing.”
Activists call for change at Cambodia human rights rally

Activists call for change at Cambodia human rights rally

aa.com.tr, 2015-12-10
In a statement released Thursday, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights lamented what it said was a “deterioration of an already dire human rights situation in the country.” It cited the passage of “a number of repressive laws that violate international human rights standards,” including the NGO and telecommunications laws.
Human rights in Cambodia

Human rights in Cambodia

PPP, 2015-12-10
CCHR Executive Director's Op-ed "Human Rights in Cambodia" on The Phnom Penh Post
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