The Exploitation of Women MUST END.

Women around the world are exploited at work. In Cambodia’s garment industry that produces clothing sold in the Australian market – it is particularly bad.

Many of the clothes we wear in Australia are made by women like Sophea* in southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia, Bangladesh or China.

In Cambodia, women’s basic human rights are routinely denied. The garment workers, who are mostly women, are expected to work long hours, in terrible conditions for unfair pay. This is modern slavery.

Because she doesn’t earn enough to live on, Sophea is forced to take on even more hours of overtime work. Even so, she can still only afford a single bed in a box-sized room without windows. She has to share this tiny room with three other women who are in the same situation as her.

This is EXPLOITATION and we need you to step up and help END IT!

We need your donation to support women in Cambodia to fight for their work rights.

Will you stand with IWDA and the women of Cambodia?


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Support IWDA to end the exploitation of women!

In Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, the unemployment rate for women is DOUBLE that of men. So, when women like Sophea can find work, 70% of them are forced to accept jobs that are low-paying, dangerous and unregulated. This is how women find themselves working in these sweatshops.

This is where IWDA’s partner, United Sisterhood Alliance, comes in.

United Sisterhood Alliance runs 5 drop-in centres in Phnom Penh. This is where Sophea and her colleagues get educated on their rights at work, fair pay and training. With support from United Sisterhood Alliance, Sophea now has the confidence to stand up for herself.

Now, Sophea is stronger because she knows that United Sisterhood Alliance is there for her.

IWDA exists to advance and protect the rights of diverse women and girls. Our vision is gender equality for all, but to achieve this we must first stamp out the rampant abuse, violence, disrespect and exploitation of women.

Too many Cambodian women are being exploited and it MUST END!


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The work IWDA and United Sisterhood Alliance are doing is powerful, but we can’t do it without you.


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Can help more women like Sophea access English classes

Can offer safe places for women – places where they are free to be themselves and share stories

Can help provide access to labour law education and legal assistance supporting women like Sophea to understand their rights at work