Cambodian workers sacked after asking for living wage

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More than 300 illegally dismissed Cambodian workers remain locked out of their workplaces despite official orders for their reinstatement.

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Rights for the hidden

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Home-based workers are the hidden seams of the garment sector; while these workers are largely invisible, many parts of the garment industry would not hold together without their contribution. Yet home-based workers are vulnerable to exploitation and economic insecurity.

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Cambodian labour activist arrested

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There is increasing concern for the human rights of Cambodian labour activists following the recent arrest of Phnom Penh based union leader, Sous Chantha.

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Fishing for a future

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These days community development is far more than just teaching a person to fish. In Cambodia it’s locally run fish ponds that are feeding families.

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Pchum Ben Festival: Respecting ancestors

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This weekend is the conclusion of the Pchum Ben festival, a 15-day period of reflection, paying respect to your ancestors and giving offerings to monks.

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Water filters: truly amazing

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Water filters have created a wave of excitement in Takeo Province, Cambodia. Part of a huge water-focused project supported by AusAID, the filters will be of most benefit to women and children.

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Sustainable Change: Disaster Management

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Disasters are happening everywhere, wreaking havoc across the globe. This week, I talked with San At about the impact of Oxfam’s disaster management program in Takeo province.

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Less rain means less food

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The delay of wet season in rural Cambodia is agonising farmers, who can’t plant rice seedlings until there’s enough rain. The longer they’re forced to wait, the less food their families will have for the year ahead.

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Passionate teachers bring opportunity

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I’ve been visiting Oxfam-built schools in remote areas of Stung Treng province. We went to monitor post-construction progress, while doing in-the-field media training. Inaccessible by car, arrival at the first school was a five hour, bumpy and muddy moto-ride deep into the jungle.

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Cow banks: a long-term solution

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I’ve just returned from rural Takeo where I discovered what makes a cow bank work so well – and the long-reaching effects this simple solution can actually have.

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Unveiling hope

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It took a six-hour drive through rice fields and lush forests, a few 4wd tracks and a boat trip on the Mekong River, for my first chance to witness the impacts of Oxfam’s work in Kratie Province, rural Cambodia.

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A bit about modern Cambodia

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There are millions of things to write about modern Cambodia, so I’ll focus on a few key things that relate to Oxfam’s work.

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Volunteering with Oxfam in Cambodia

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I’m Dustin (from Melbourne) and I’m in Cambodia, volunteering with Oxfam for 18 months through AusAID’s VIDA program.

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