Lach Lorn campaigns to end street harassment of entertainment workers in Cambodia
Lach Lorn volunteers with an ActionAid partner group in Cambodia, campaigning to end violence against women and promote workers’ rights in the capital of Phnom Penh. One of the issues her organisation works on is safety for women leaving work late at night.
Lach Lorn used to work in an entertainment venue selling beer where, like many entertainment workers, she was frequently harassed by men:
“I used to suffer from the harassment and contempt in my workplace.”
She now volunteers with a workers’ rights organisation — they lobby the city authorities for better salaries and working hours, and for better safety for women who have to work late and travel home in the dark.
She told us “I just want to urge all men to value and respect women.”
With our petition to the UCLG, we’re standing in solidarity with women like Lach Lorn who are taking on violence against women in their cities and around the world.
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