Asia Life reported on 17 November that ambitious young women are breaking barriers in Cambodia to change women’s role in society. The tradition is rooted in a 19th century Cambodian code of conduct for women called Cbpab Srei (law for women), which instructs women not to walk too loudly or risk sounding like lightning.
Believing that men and women have equal rights in society, movements to break the barriers and fight for their rights have been gaining steam. Men have been targeted to promote gender equality and changing their attitudes is important. UN Population Fund representative Marc Derveeuw says it is “crucial” that men are involved in gender equality initiatives, but limited resources often restrict such moves. Read in English: Asia Life