CARE’s Female Construction Workers project engages with civil society, the Ministry of Labour & Vocational Training and private sector businesses with the aim of ensuring safe and secure work environments for women in Cambodia’s construction industry.
Working with Cambodian unions and other allies in all major industries, the Solidarity Center seeks to protect and advance worker rights through training and support, including legal advocacy, as workers increasingly stand up for their rights and demand living wages and decent working conditions.
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 the past four years, it has begun its transformation into a sprawling metropolis.
The industry employs a large number of migrant workers who flock to the capital in search of work.