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Five female politicians in Southeast Asia you should know ថ្ងៃ​ព្រហស្បតិ៍ 9 ខែ​មីនា 2017

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, Southeast Asia Globe profiles five leading female politicians in the region

Cambodian opposition politician Mu Sochua speaks during a gathering in Phnom Penh, CambodiaCambodian opposition politician Mu Sochua speaks during a gathering in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 24 April 2013. Photo: EPA/MAK REMISSA

Mu Sochua – Cambodia

Cambodian politician and activist Mu Sochua made her name in the 1990s as a founder of Khemara, the country’s first organisation dedicated to advocating on behalf of women. She has cultivated a long career championing democracy and human rights in Cambodia, and was recently appointed as one of the three new vice presidents for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party. During her years working in Cambodia’s hostile political climate, Sochua has helped pass the Prevention of Domestic Violence Bill, fight human trafficking and labour exploitation in Cambodia, and has been jailed for her involvement in political activism.

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