“Shall Women Remain Silent?” A Roundtable Discussion

Friday, July 9, 2010

Press Release

“Shall Women Remain Silent?”
A Roundtable Discussion

We, a group of university students, individual advocates, and Cambodian women groups share an urgent concern regarding women’s freedom of expression. We believe in the potential that Cambodia has to become a great nation promoting equality and rights for all. Therefore, in view of the criminal charges against Member of Parliament H.E. Ms. Mu Sochua regarding the defamation of Prime Minister Hun Sen, we believe we must step forward. We support our sister Mu Sochua in her time of need and the issues on women’s rights that she and many women advocate for.

In the context of MP Mu Sochua’s trial and pending imprisonment on the 15th of July, we are organizing a roundtable meeting on Cambodian women in politics, to be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Saturday, 10th July, 2010. Cambodian women will share their experiences, opinions, and hopes, followed by open discussion.

A formal statement will be released next week, followed by a petition currently being circulated throughout Cambodia.

For further information please contact:

Arun Reaskmey, Tel: 012236653
Chrek Sophea, Tel: 092293257

Event Details:

Saturday 10th July 2010.
Baitong Restaurant, Number 7, Street 360, Phnom Penh
From 3-5pm.


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