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20000 women migrated for work abroad last year
Khmer Times -Feb 12, 2018
The meeting, which looked over 2017 achievements and planned for 2018 with the Cambodian National Council for Women, was led by Minister Ing Kantha Phavi, who is also the … She added that 1,631 female workers also migrated to South Korea for work in agriculture, construction and fisheries in 2017.

Advocacy for female construction workers
Khmer Times -Dec 28, 2017
Cambodia’s construction industry is booming, and high-rises are being built across the capital of Phnom Penh. With the city’s population doubling over … Around a third of these workers are women, and photographer Charles Fox’s latest project documents them on the building sites.

Construction workers lament pay gap, labour laws
The Phnom Penh Post -Aug 24, 2017
Cambodia’s construction industry may be one of the fastest growing sources of employment, however, many workers remain unhappy with the labour laws governing the … The concern is compounded for female employees, with some workers expressing to Post Property frustration over wage disparities.

Women in Construction Weighed Down
The Cambodia Daily -Mar 8, 2017
Female construction workers earn on average about $2.50 less per day than their male counterparts, are given fewer opportunities to learn new skills and are victims of outdated gender stereotypes, a new report says.

Asia’s Toughest Jobs: The women helping to build Cambodia
Channel NewsAsia -Jul 21, 2017
Like many of her compatriots, her pursuit of an income has taken her abroad to neighbouring Thailand, where she believes the construction industry is even tougher than at home. A further issue is that many workers are in Thailand illegally – in recent weeks, thousands of Cambodians have fled over fears of …