Cambodia

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.

LGBTI micro-finance
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI micro-finance

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.

LGBTI celebrate International Women Day in Cambodia
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI celebrate International Women’s Day in Cambodia

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).

LGBTI economic empowerment in rural Cambodia
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI economic empowerment in rural Cambodia

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.

Cambodia Radio Interview
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Raising awareness on the radio in Cambodia

Ms. Chhoeurng Rachana said “Economic Empowerment and LGBTI rights should parallel working together for LGBTI acceptance in Cambodia”.

Thida
Economic empowerment & advocacy

I am Doing the Right Thing

Kuy Thida, a Cambodian transman faces gender discrimination and financial struggles in his life

Poverty Reduction of LGBTI people in Cambodia
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Poverty Reduction of LGBTI people in Cambodia

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.

Training of Cambodian LGBTI Small Entrepreneurs
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Training Cambodian LGBTI small entrepreneurs

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

First monthly meeting of Cambodian LGBTI small entrepreneurs
Economic empowerment & advocacy

First monthly meeting of Cambodian LGBTI small entrepreneurs

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

Cambodia Publication
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Abuse of Cambodian LGBT makes and keeps them poor!

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 [1] and CamASEAN

Workshop on poverty reduction of LGBTI people in Cambodia
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Workshop on poverty reduction of LGBTI people in Cambodia

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