Violence Against Women and Girls in Cambodia

Authored by: Katherine Brickell

The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138831186
eBook ISBN: 9781315736709
Adobe ISBN: 9781317567837


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Positioning violence against women and girls (VAWG) as one of Cambodia’s most systematic and widespread human rights abuses, this chapter examines its multiplicity of forms. 1 The United Nations defines violence against women as

any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.

(General Assembly Resolution 48/104 Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women 1993) 2

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