Exhibition raises awareness on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people in Cambodia

Executive Director at CCHR, Chak Sopheap speaking at opening night of "My Voice My Rights" Exhibition

Two-week display at Bophana Audio-Visual Center aims to 'illustrate activists in different fields'.

PHNOM PENH - The Cambodian Center for Human Rights is holding an exhibition on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people.   

“These activists come out and use their voice to defend their rights,” director Chak Sopheap said.

The exhibition is at the Bophana Audio-Visual Center from Monday until the end of the month.

“Together we can help to support them but also help defend these people who have taken risks to defend the rights of others,” Chak Sopheap said.

Actors display a show at exhibition opening event

“We try to illustrate activists in different fields,” he said. “There are land rights, labor, indigenous and LGBTIQ activists”. 

In a survey last year, the center found that out of those interviewed, 65 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have been refused jobs. 

Refusals were based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual characteristics.

The survey found that 25 percent of respondents hid such factors during job interviews.

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