Category : WCR’s Reports

Numbers of sexual abuse of Cambodian women and children remain concerning


On 5 August 2015, the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) held a press conference to launch its report which presents data on reported rape case by  women and children in Cambodia during the period of the first six months of 2015. The data reveals that sexual violence and rape are still a serious […]

Second Case of Gang Rape Reported in Preah Vihear

Preah Vihear, 24 April 2015: A 20-year old woman was gang-raped by four men in Preah Vihear province last week. It is the second case of gang rape reported during the Khmer New Year celebration.



Phnom Penh, 30 July 2014 – The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) is deeply concerned over the increasing number of reports of women trafficked abroad under the pretext of marriage, and the human rights abuses they suffer as a result. In the first six months of 2014 ADHOC received a total of 108 […]

REPORT: Issues of Women’s Rights, Child Rights and Migrant Workers’ Rights in Cambodia

This report presents ADHOC’s findings on issues related to women’s, children’s and migrant workers’ rights in Cambodia. It outlines four key challenges associated with these rights, based on the statistics gathered by ADHOC staff in 23 provinces/municipalities and information from other organizations documenting rights violations in Cambodia. The four key challenges are: domestic violence, rape, human trafficking, and abuses of migrant workers.

ADHOC Press Conference to Launch Situation Report on Violations of Women and Children’s Rights


March 1, 2012, Phnom Penh- Today, The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) held a press conference at central office in Phnom Penh to launch the 2011 Situation Report on Women and Children’s Rights. Head of the Women and Children’s Rights Section, Ms. Chhoun Chamrong presented the main points of the report to an audience of partners, donors and media and the executive summary, featured below, was distributed to attendees.

ADHOC Expresses Concerns over Trial of Three Human Rights Defenders in Preah Vihear Province that will continue on 1 March 2012

Phnom Penh, 16 February 2012 ― The trial of three community representatives opened on 15 February 2012 at Preah Vihear Provincial Court: Mrs. Sath Savouan (44), Mr. Kim Sophal (44) and Mr. Srei Sophan (74) were charged of forgery, incitement and disinformation. A complaint was lodged against them at the instigation of Pen Lim, a high-ranking military official embroiled in a land dispute in Kantout commune, Choam Ksann district, Preah Vihear province. ADHOC provided a lawyer to provide legal advice and to defend the three accused who would otherwise not have been able to afford legal representation. The trial, background and details of which are described below, will continue with a hearing on the 1 March.

Press Release: Urgent Assistance needed for Cambodian Migrant Workers

The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) calls upon the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to urgently assist Cambodian migrant workers encountering human rights abuses from recruiters, employers and traffickers within and outside of the country.