Break the cycle of exploitation

November 16, 2015

A young Cambodian woman in rental accommodation. Photo: United Sisterhood Alliance
A young Cambodian woman in rental accommodation. Photo: United Sisterhood Alliance

In Cambodia, the system routinely denies women their basic human rights. Women’s limited employment choices often force them to choose jobs that are low-paying, dangerous and unregulated.

Exploitation of these young women at the hands of their employers is rife. Physical and sexual violence are major concerns in an industry where – despite their substantial contributions – women remain marginalised.

This is where United Sisterhood Alliance comes in – they provide a sense of sisterhood for women who have nobody else to turn to.

A young woman who gets a job at a garment factory is likely to work over 12 hours a day, six or seven days a week. She’s likely to think she has no other choice.

Like all of us, these young women want to live with safety and security.

United Sisterhood Alliance creates a safe space for these women to receive advice, assistance and access to essential services, so they can realise their rights and speak out, individually and collectively.

 

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