Gender Inequality In Cambodia

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Gender inequality is a new issue to be concerned in today discussion. In Cambodia, men and women have equal rights in the society, yet only in the theory or speech. In reality, some women seem to work indoor that are not easily free for public affairs at all. The role of women who participate in political field are not as active as men, and there are many root causes behind this, that are able to limit women’s potential for taking parts in the society. Although today women are promoted and encourage to join more in many social events, there are few chances that we could see women’s role in political fields, thus there is a gap between genders which lead to gender inequality that has regularly happen from day today. Our group would like to conduct…show more content…
Similarly, Sagepup (2018) mentions that gender inequality can be defined as allowing people different opporturnities based on the issues of gender, thus gender inequality and discrimination are generally happened to women, yet everyone can face that. Sometimes, the term “gender” and “sex” are used interchangeable, but the social scientists and medical personnel define that “sex” refers to the biological identity from birth (chromosome X or Y) while gender is defined as the social identity of the people which refers to social constructions and belife systems. People could see the concept of genders base on the color assigned to children (blue for boy and pink for girl), hair length (short hair for man and long hair for lady), behaviors, jobs and many others which are constructed by social. Base on our literature reviews, there are culture and politic that affect to gender equality which eliminate the role of women for joining in the political…show more content…
A research conducted by Kaiser (2001) involving the study of Cambodian history show that women are socialized to have dominance in the family rather than the society. Although women have the role for taking care for the family’s economy, they have no equivelent in politics. In Galabru, (2004)’s qualitative research which studies the UNTAC-sponsored multi party election in 1993 illustrates that female candidates only composed of five percent and the 1998 election had risen to just 11.8 percent of women in the paliament. Another qualitative study conducted by the Minstry of Women’s Affair in 2014 shows that only 20 percent of Cambodian women are in the National Assembly and only 14 are in the Senate. This is due to the fact that although they are legally equal to men in participating in politics, there is still a gender stereotyping which make women inferior to men in this

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