Eviction and resistance in Cambodia


Mai was forcibly evicted from Bos village, Oddar Meanchey province, in October 2009.

Over the past two decades Cambodia has emerged from armed conflict, economic stagnation and isolation. These changes have brought opportunities and challenges for the women of Cambodia.

But many women in Cambodia are at risk of forced evictions. Amnesty International and other organisations have exposed the Cambodian authorities’ systematic failure to protect people from forced evictions. Forced evictions in the name of economic development now occur regularly across Cambodia, as local elites and foreign investors seek to capitalize on a newly privatized land market and take control of the country’s natural resources.

This is one of a series of films which tell the stories of five Cambodian women who faced or resist forced eviction from their homes and land.


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