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សម្ព័ន្ធសហជីពចលនាកម្មករ

Collective Union of Movement of Workers

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សម្ព័ន្ធសហជីពចលនាកម្មករ

Collective Union of Movement of Workers

07/03/2024

No Excuse to the Abuse of Women in the World of Work

Phnom Penh: The Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) is actively engaged in the International Women's Rights Campaign on March 8, marking its 113th anniversary with the theme "No Excuse for the Abuse of Women in the World of Work".

The core message from CUMW emphasizes zero tolerance for sexism, sexual violence, discrimination, violence, and sexual harassment against women in the workplace.

During the International Women's Rights Campaign on March 8, Saun Sopha, the vice-president of CUMW, highlighted that despite a slight decrease compared to five years ago, women continue to face abuse and sexual harassment in the world of work.

Saun Sopha noted that, "Discrimination persists, particularly against pregnant women who are often unjustly terminated by employers citing decreased productivity as a reason."

She added that for the workers, through the cooperation between the CUMW, and CARE Cambodia, with the support of the brand owner Lululemon, opened a training course on social protection, financial management, especially another important theme is sexual harassment in the world of work.

She said: "Based on the training on these topics, we can say that the abuse and harassment of women has decreased slightly because the workers who participated in the training have clearly understood the form of "Discrimination, abuse and harassment of women in the world of work."

Despite being a short-term initiative, the partnership between CUMW and CARE Cambodia has yielded positive results. In 2023 alone, over 2,500 workers have benefitted from these programs and have been empowered to share their knowledge at grassroots levels.

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