A day after four survivors delivered searing accounts of sexualized violence under the Khmer Rouge regime, the group of university students who paneled the discussion has called on the government to provide compensation to victims and reform school curricula to include more discussion of the regime’s crimes. Their recommendations come after legal aid NGO the Cam*bo*dian Defenders Project hosted its third Women’s Hear*ing-—a non-judicial, truth-telling forum that enables such victims to come forward and speak about their experiences of rape and sexual abuse. The panel, comprised of three men and three women—all university students—said that the government should
© 2013, The Cambodia Daily. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in print, electronically, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without written permission.

More...