Net Savoen still wakes up screaming, reliving the evening she and about 30 other women were dragged to a forest by Khmer Rouge cadres. The women had been resting after a day of digging a pit in the sweltering heat. The soldiers tied their hands and raped them. When they were done, they began slitting the women's throats. Savoen was the last to be taken.
The Cambodian Committee for Women (CAMBOW), a coalition of 35 NGOs, says that the government has achieved little measureable progress in improving conditions for women. Rape and sex trafficking is pervasive and gender-violence affects almost every aspect of a woman's life.
On 28 January, Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced Sreyda's ex-husband Be Soeun to five years in prison for intentional violence using acid and ordered him to pay 10 million riel (US$2,500), after he threw battery acid on her face, chest and back when she told him she planned to remarry.
Be Soeun was the first person prosecuted under Cambodia's acid control law - adopted in December 2011 - and received the maximum sentence, based on his charge.
Cambodian authorities are working with Moscow to deport a notorious Russian paedophile arrested this week with an underage girl just months after he was pardoned by King Norodom Sihamoni following his conviction of sexually abusing more than a dozen girls.
Before his arrest in October 2007, Trofimov was chairman of a Russian-led investment group developing a Cambodian tourist island.
A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed following a violent land eviction in the Cambodian countryside.
The shooting happened as armed police tried to clear roughly 1,000 villagers from their land in the northeastern province of Kratie, according to rights groups.
"Cambodian men are fuelling the flow of underage girls joining the sex trade."
Sarvina Kang, in Phnom Penh, talks about her work with Soroptomists International to halt the sex trade of young girls in Cambodia.
Nget Chhon, 71, was surprised, but not afraid, when anti-riot police punched her in the eye and beat her over the head during a protest against forced land evictions.
“We believed that if the women go to protest instead of the men the police wouldn't hit us,” Nget said. “But they do.