Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Cambodia continue to face abuse and discrimination at home, at school, in the workplace and in the media. LGBT rights advocates are calling protection from ill treatment and for equal opportunities, according to the first comprehensive report of its kind released today.
The Being LGBT in Asia: Cambodia Country Report produced by USAID and the United Nations Development Program, provides an overview of LGBT rights in Cambodia including prevailing laws and policies; social and cultural attitudes; religion; family affairs; education and schooling; work and employment; community and society; health including HIV; media including Information Communication Technology; and the capacity of LGBT organizations. The report is based on research, consultations, and the National LGBT Community Dialogue that was held in Phnom Penh in January 2014. Case studies highlighting success and challenges are included in the relevant sections. The organizational development and capacity of LGBT organizations are also discussed in a later section and is based on an analysis of a participant survey which was part of the National Dialogue. The report also contains findings and recommendations provided by the participants at the Dialogue. The annexes at the end of the report identify local LGBT organizations in Cambodia and the glossary of commonly used local terms that refer to LGBT people.
Last updated: September 17, 2014