Human Rights Learning for Cambodian LGBTI Activists
In December 2015, the project Cambodian Building Yourself (CBY) of CamASEAN Youth’s Future will be organized. The event will focus on educational and human rights training for several LGBTI activists in Cambodia. The training will help them share knowledge and skills back to their community. The objective of the is to help them understand the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and how this can be used to support the advocacy of the LGBTI movement.
During workshop Mr. Srun Srorn, the founder and key resource of CamASEAN Youth’s Future discussed the speeches of King Norodom Sihanouk where he suggested have LGBTI marriage in Cambodia and Prime Minister Hun Sen where he urged to stop violence against LGBTI in Cambodia.
Mr. Long Malen, also from CamASEAN Youth’s Future said that the LGBTI movement will increase day by day. He shared that workshops like this will encourage more activism at the levels of commune and organizations.
CamASEAN hopes to expand the knowledge and skills to more Cambodian activists. At the regional level, they expect to have learning exchanges with activists from other ASEAN countries, especially Myanmar.
Phanith Phao is a third year university student who is actively involved in the work of CamASEAN Youth’s Future. He is involved in human rights and democracy activism in Cambodia and in ASEAN. He found inspiration to work on ending violence against persons from minority groups.