Saturday, 24.3.2007: CWCC Appeals To Change Attitude Toward Beer Promotion Girls – They Are Not Girls To Provide Sexual Services

Posted on 25 March 2007. Filed under: Week 500 |

The Mirror, Vol. 11, No. 500

“Phnom Penh:, The Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center [CWCC] conducted on 23 March 2007 a workshop in La Paranda Hotel on the needs of beer promotion girls, which had many participants, such as staff members and distributors from various beer selling companies, representatives from civil society organizations, and beer promotion girls.

“Ms. Oung Chanthol, the director of the CWCC, stated in her speech that this workshop was conducted to contribute, with the policies of the Royal Government of Cambodia and of a number of beer selling companies, to improving the status of beer promotion girls. She hopes that this workshop will draw public attention to participate in improving the well-being of beer promotion girls. In addition, it will change the discriminatory assumption of men often thinking that all beer promotion girls are sex workers and pleasure seekers.

“Ms. Oung Chanthol added that the CWCC was established in 1997 to coordinate activities and to end severe violence against women and children, and to solve problems resulting from the lack of services to help vulnerable women and children. The purpose of the CWCC is to get rid of violence against women and children, to achieve equality, peace, and development for Khmer families and society. Therefore, the mission of the CWCC is to help to make women and children free from domestic violence, human trafficking, and rape, and especially to help them to make up their minds and to know how to help themselves through a number of programs, such as providing refuge facilities, counseling, the services of professional lawyers and investigators, assisting social integration, creating communities, providing education, and disseminating information about women and gender issues, and about scholarships for women]

“Her Excellency Chou Bun Eng, the Director of the Social Development Center of the Ministry of Women’ Affairs, said that the problems of beer promotion girls is one of many important problems which have been happening to migrant women as well, and also to women who work at other people’s houses, at restaurants and night clubs, and so on.

“The Ministry of Women’s Affairs will cooperate with a number of relevant organizations to conduct a workshop in the future, to which it will invite beer companies which employ beer promotion girls, beer promotion girls’ associations, and government officials, to hold discussions to seek appropriate solutions, to ensure that beer promotion girls will be free from sexual harassment and receive legal protection.” Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #5999, 24-25.3.2007

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Saturday, 24 March 2007

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.6, #1299, 24.3.2007

  • Prince Chakrapong Left The Court Just As The Party’s Campaign Procession Arrived

Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #5999, 24-25.3.2007

  • 90 Families [in Sihanoukville] Appeal To Samdech Hun Sen To Ask For Legal Land Ownership Titles
  • CWCC Appeals To Change Attitude Toward Beer Promotion Girls – They Are Not Girls To Provide Sexual Services

Moneaksekar, Vol.14, #3118, 24-25.3.2007

  • Mr. Sam Rainsy: “There Are Only Corrupt People Who Do Not Want That I Tell The Truth.” Ms. Tioulong Saumura [a member of the National Assembly, Mr. Sam Rainsy’s wife] Met Mr. Paul Wolfowitz [the director of the World Bank] to Discuss Problems of Corruption In Cambodia [while Mr. Sam Rainsy was campaigning for the Commune Council elections in Kompong Chhnang]
  • Prince Chakrapong Appeals [to the government] To Claim Debts From The Airlines Of Hun Sen’s Child And Nephew [Mekong Airlines managed by Hun Sen’s nephew, First Cambodia Airlines managed by Hun Mana, Hun Sen’s daughter]
  • If The Khmer Rouge Tribunal Is Still In A Standstill, Donors Will Cut Down Aid In 2007

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4244, 24.3.2007

  • Oknha Tan Seng Hak Detained [by court order] Over For Providing False Testimony And Counterfeiting Documents [involved in grabbing a 11-hectare land of a company]
  • South Korea: Peace And National Unity [said Mr. Chhay Sophal, a representative of the League of Cambodian Journalists, at a conference in Seoul]
  • Cambodia And ADB Discuss Development Of Cambodia [projects to reduce the poverty of rural Cambodian people by building irrigation systems, water supply, and rural roads]
  • Ms. Keat Kolney [Minister of Economy and Finance Keat Chhon’s younger sister] Wants To Quietly Compromise With Villagers Over Community Land Of 500 Hectares [Ratanakiri]
  • Pakistan Wants Cambodia To Establish An Embassy In Order To Strengthen Trade And Tourism Relations

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