Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.
Have people in CAMBODIA assumed your HIV/AIDS status because of your sexual orientation?
Yes, people think I have AIDS because I am gay
Yes, the government thinks sexual orientation and HIV or AIDS status is the same
Cambodia’s second largest telecom provider Mobitel – operator of the Cellcard network – released a TV commercial poking fun at transgender people and consequently upsetting many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The spot had its debut on the social network Facebook, where it received 323 likes, 144 shares and a mountain of “LOL’s“ from Cambodian users, who but for one exception found it very amusing. >>>
Rape and sexual violence are very real problems in Cambodia. Not only have there been various (mostly NGO-based) studies related to these issues, but I know from my own longitudinal academic research on sex and intimacy in Cambodia that these are very real issues of concern there. A new study based on the sexual intentions of young people on Valentine’s Day, fails to do this however. It is, instead, creating intensified fear and moral panic around youth sexuality, which will only lead to more negative consequences—not less.
In a dilapidated building nestled in the heart of Phnom Penh, two slumbering girls lay curled on a mattress in a room shaped like a matchbox. As the door to their room inside a safe house swung open, they remained balled up on their bed, lightly exhaling in unison. The pair are among eight between the ages of eight and 20 who reside at the Cambodian Women’s Development Agency’s (CDWA) Safe Shelter, created to protect up to 20 women and girls at a time from trafficking, rape and gender-based violence. >>>
UNDP-APRC is recruiting a LGBT Human Rights Officer – under the national UN Volunteer modality (only Cambodian candidates can apply). The national UN Volunteer will be hosted at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Phnom Penh. >>>
During 2012, the Human Rights Council adopted the first United Nations Resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, but same-sex relations still constitute a crime in nearly 80 countries. Fortunately Cambodia is not one of them.
Cambodian law prohibits same-sex marriage, but that did not stop Ros Ravuth from marrying her long-time partner, Sinuon. Ravuth, 52, has lived with Sinuon*, 38, in Kandal province’s Khsach Kandal district for 20 years, ever since the couple obtained the permission – if not the blessing – of local authorities to marry. >>>
Datin Seri Paduka Rosmah Mansor says ‘you have to nip it [homosexuality] in the bud.’ The wife of the Malaysian prime minister has defended the exclusion of protecting the rights of LGBT people in the controversial ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) declaration of human rights that was signed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia last week. >>>
On the fringes of the ASEAN meeting in the Cambodia capital, GLBT rights groups have flatly rejected the so so-called “Human Rights Declaration” agreed by members of the group. National, regional, and international civil society groups are calling upon ASEAN Member States to postpone the adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, which is not worthy of its name.
Today, 62 grassroots, national, regional, and international civil society groups are calling upon ASEAN Member States to postpone the adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, which is not worthy of its name.
The Civil Society Committee of ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People Forum (ACSC/APF 2012) is deeply disturbed to announce the repeated actions by the Cambodian authorities to disturb the peaceful assembly of the people and civil society from the Cambodia and ASEAN region.
Grassroots activists from across Southeast Asia have been harassed and intimidated by Cambodian authorities this week, in what has been described as an effort to silence civil society voices ahead of this weekend’s Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Phnom Penh.
This week November 18, 2012 at the ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) heads of state adopted the first ever ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD). To the grave disappointment of representatives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) peoples through out the region, the declaration did not include protections for this highly vulnerable group.
UPR is releasing the Mid-term Implementation Assessment (MIA) on Cambodia. The MIA is based on information received from all stakeholders. It details whether recommendations were fully, partially or not implemented approximately two years after the Universal Periodic Review. It is a quick overview on the implementations of recommendations and a way to prepare the next UPR as well. >>>