Women and migration in Cambodia

A CRUMP Series Report

No. of pages: 44

Publication date: December 2013

Author: Ministry of Planning

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The report presents findings from a secondary on deep analysis study on gender and migration perspective in Cambodia undertaken as part of the follow-up to the 2011 Cambodian Rural Urban Migration Project.

Migration is an important trend in Cambodia and across Southeast Asia. Increasing numbers of Cambodian women are seeking employment and education opportunities in Phnom Penh, other urban and rural areas, or internationally. Many of migrants to Phnom Penh are women and garment factories and the tourism industry are growing rapidly in and around Phnom Penh. However, their experiences in Phnom Penh and away from their households of origin are not well understood.