CDSSEA 13: Civil Society Response to Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The emergence of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community has accelerated in recent years, and with it sexuality-based discrimination has emerged as a serious issue in Cambodia. While the number of civil society organizations has increased in recent years, only a few have dealt with LGBT rights. 

This paper explores the response of civil society organizations to sexual orientation discrimination through the experiences of the Rainbow Community Kampuchea in Phnom Penh. Rainbow Community Kampuchea is a local NGO working exclusively to foster the development of LGBT rights in Cambodia. Highly aware of heterosexism and oppression within the Cambodian context, they have taken diverse actions as tools to respond and cope with sexuality discrimination and make Cambodia a better place for LGBT people.

This research looks at how Rainbow Community works to mitigate sexuality discrimination through a series of interviews with both LGBT people and influential members of the Community.

Publication date : May 2018
Price : 250 Baht / 8 US$