Nearly one week into an election campaign period that has seen Phnom Penh’s streets play host to thousands of political party supporters, attention turned Wednesday to policy, when representatives from seven of the eight parties running for seats delivered their manifestos on issues affecting women and children. Speaking to a conference room packed with more than 250 voters, women’s rights advocates and students, U.N. Women country director Wendy Kusuma said it was time for the parties to make public declarations on is*sues such as gender equality. “It is always best if promises are made in public because then
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