PHNOM PENH/RAYONG, Thailand, August 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Leng Lyda swapped Cambodia for a fishing town in Thailand hoping to find a job in the seafood industry, he was ready for hard work. But he wasn't prepared for the delay, or the debt.
PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodia is not doing enough to combat human trafficking, the United States said on Thursday, leaving the Asian nation at risk of economic sanctions unless it takes firmer action.
PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new government push to stamp out debt bondage and child labor in Cambodian brick kilns needs to be backed by a fresh commitment to enforcement, campaigners warned on Wednesday.
PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Levi's, H&M and Gap Inc. have backed a ruling that restricts the use of short-term contracts for garment workers in Cambodia, where critics say they are widely used to control staff and silence dissent.
PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new law to address abuses in Thailand's multi-billion dollar fishing industry contains loopholes, labor rights campaigners said on Thursday, warning of difficulties in enforcement.
PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New laws being drafted in Cambodia on commercial surrogacy must not criminalize surrogate mothers, women's rights campaigners said on Friday, after 11 women jailed for agreeing to carry a client's baby were released from prison.
MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On Block 37, the city water supply starts flowing around 7 am. Two or three hours later, it stops.
MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Chang has no desire to go home to her parents, at least not yet.
MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The tip-off came from the FBI: details of an arrest in the United States, the accused's social media profiles, and a host of photographs showing young Filipina girls engaged in sex acts.
PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New agreements reached between Phnom Penh and Beijing to combat the trafficking of Cambodian 'brides' to China will be useless without fresh funding and stricter enforcement, anti-trafficking groups warned on Monday.