Although homosexuality is not criminalised, LGBTI people in Cambodia are regularly abused and subjected to socio-economic exclusion by their families, communities, employers, local authorities and the police. As a result, LGBTI people in Cambodia are more at risk of becoming, and remaining, poor.
The article explains why LGBTI people in Cambodia are financially excluded and why they become or stay poor. It also explains what MRI is doing to ensure that LGBTI people can access micro-finance products to step out of poverty.
On 07th March, 2018 Micro Rainbow International collaborated with LGBTI NGOs in Cambodia to organise a public exhibition about LGBTI issues and poverty reduction program at Cambodia Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC).
MRI visited and consulted with the LGBTI community in Somroung Yong district, which is part of the Takeo Province to tackle poverty of LGBTI people by providing technical support and financial assistance.
In Cambodia, LGBTI people face bullying at school and economic hardship because of family rejection. This reality of discrimination means that LGBTI students have higher school dropout rates than the overall student population.
MRI monthly meetings in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) focus on poverty reduction among the LGBTI community. The second meeting held in July was attended by 14 LGBTI people and allies, two of whom are disabled. At
The LGBTI movement in Cambodia continues to expand and grow in strength despite still being relatively new. Many LGBTI Cambodians are not economically independent and the LGBTI movement does not have sufficient tools to overcome the
Press Release Abuse of Cambodian LGBT makes and keeps them poor! Many LGBT people in Cambodia are destined to be and remain poor according to a new report by Micro Rainbow International  and CamASEAN
Report from the workshop held on 15th May, 2015 On occasion of Cambodia Pride and IDAHOT 2015 CamASEAN Youth’s Future and Micro Rainbow International have organized a workshop on poverty reduction of LGBTI people
Discrimination of LGBTI people causes poverty The ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC)/ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) is an annual regular forum of CSOs in ASEAN member states to share and discuss issues and to make recommendations
This year Micro Rainbow International is proud to support IDAHOT and Pride events in Cambodia. For a full list of events, please check: www.10december.org In particular, we would like to highlight a workshop that explores economic empowerment