Southeast-Asia

Dialogue on Public Policies to Promote LGBTIQ’s Rights in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 31 May 2018 – Rainbow Community Kampuchea (Rock), Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia (RHAC), Micro Rainbow International (MRI), Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), Destination Justice (DJ), and KHANA Cambodia, with the support of UN Women, UNAIDS, OHCHR and UN Volunteer, are proud to host the 2018 Dialogue on Public Policies to Promote LGBTIQ’s Rights in Cambodia at the Green Palace Hotel. This 2018 Dialogue on Public Policies to Promote LGBTIQ’s Rights in Cambodia (hereafter the Dialogue) aims to create a discussion between the Cambodian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) community members and their government representatives in order to seek legal and policy responses to the to current priority issues identified by the commun...

Revealing the Rainbow: The Human Rights Situation of LGBTIQ HRDs in SEA

Phnom Penh, 16 May 2018 Destination Justice is proud to launch its new report Revealing the Rainbow: The Human Rights Situation of LGBTIQ HRDs in Southeast Asia at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) with the collaboration of Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK), and the support of OHCHR-Cambodia and the Embassy of Sweden in Cambodia. The launch aims to engage government representatives in a dialogue to strengthen the social inclusiveness and the legal protection of the LGBTIQ in Cambodia, and in Southeast Asia. Destination Justice, through our Rainbow Justice Project, aims to foster dialogue in Southeast Asia on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC), and to provide advocacy tools to changemakers for the promotion and protection...

The Changemakers Training Program is back!

Empowering young professionals to become agents of change by building their professional and leadership skills. For the second year in a row, Destination Justice is conducting its Changemaker Training Program, a 3-month workshop designed by Destination Justice and Cambodian practitioners for high-performing young individuals who wants to create change. 10 selected trainees will meet every week at the Justice Café  which was launched in July 2015. The Justice Café is ‘a home for changemakers’, where we provide for free books and other resources to empower young people. We organise talks, conversations with practitioners, and produce media that we publish on our Youtube channel.     This year program will be facilitated by Céline Martin, a Seth Godin’s AltMBA alum...

Join our team

Destination Justice Phnom Penh office is looking for a  Project Assistant (Part-Time) to work mainly on its Rainbow Justice Project 🏳️‍🌈🇰🇭️  Job Description Engagement Position: Project Assistant Term: minimum 3 months, part-time (24 hours/week). Expecting Starting Date: Monday, 23 April 2018 Salary: 120-150 USD/month depending on experience Benefits: National social security, Cambodian public holidays and an additional 1 day per month. Location Destination Justice Phnom Penh office. Team Supervisor: Destination Justice’s Technical Advisor Background Established since 2011, Destination Justice is a social change organisation. We are changemakers who believe that justice is key to a peaceful society — particularly a society where people c...

Destination Justice is proud to support RoCK in organising the 2017 ILGA-ASIA Regional Conference

Phnom Penh – Destination Justice is proud to support Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK) and ILGA-ASIA in organising the 7th ILGA-ASIA Regional Conference. The first Conference one to be held in Cambodia. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersexual Association (ILGA) organises regional conferences every two years. In 2015, the Conference gathered 360 participants in Taiwan. This year, Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK), a member of ILGA is hosting the Conference in Phnom Penh 4 to 8 December 2017. The Conference will gather LGBTIQ activists, experts and scholars working on SOGIESC issues and all other allies from around 30 to 40 countries. The Conference acts as a regional forum where LGBTIQ activists, experts and scholars, and allies gather to exchange on re...

Justice Matters Conference 2017 advocates for better legal aid and information

Phnom Penh – On 17 July 2017, on World Day for International Justice, celebrating the adoption of the Rome Statute, Destination Justice and the Ministry of Justice organised the Justice Matters Conference at the Cambodiana Hotel in Phnom Penh. The Conference’s objective was to empower policymakers, practitioners, academics and anyone interested in improving the Cambodian justice system by developing and facilitating tools and collaborations. Of the 114 people who attended the Conference, 75% thought the objectives of the Conference were met. Featuring discussions with experts and scholars from civil society, the royal family and the government, the conference included many panel discussions on various topics essential to justice in Cambodia.  The first panel discussion revolved aroun...

A shrinking space for Human Rights Defenders in Asia

Phnom Penh, Monday 29 May – Today, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders, Michel Forst, had an unofficial visit in Phnom Penh at Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Mr. Frost gave a brief overview and explained various trends and situations of Human Rights Defenders across the world and the region of Southeast Asia. Mr. Forst discussed new trends where governments are now implementing and creative laws to criminalize activities of Human Rights Defenders and reduce spaces for civil societies. In addition, Mr. Forst emphasized the importance of a gendered analysis to his work, as women Human Rights Defenders (in addition to LGBTIQ defenders) are usually at a higher risk than other defenders. Moreover, the importance of engaging not only with governments but also companie...

Advice of Cambodian Women of Power for Int’l Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and to promote gender equality. This year, the celebration turned to a day of protest to remind us that this day is still highly needed as women around the world, are still suffering from disparities in terms of education, health, work, and remain at risk of different kinds of violence, and poverty. At Destination Justice, we strongly support Women’s rights, and we are advocating for them. Women’s Rights are Human Rights. In this regards, Destination Justice’s team in Cambodia, through Destination Justice’s social enterprise the Justice Café & Library and its Justice Ambassadors*, worked along the French Embassy in Cambodia to produce a short documentary. Titled “Being a ...

Khniom Chang Doeung: What is SOGIE?

In the wake of International Human Rights Day, Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK) and Destination Justice are releasing a new episode of Khniom Chang Deung (“I want to Know”) addressing the topic of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (SOGIE).  This episode is part of the fruitful collaboration between the two organisations and hopes to support RoCK’s effort in sensitizing the Cambodian people to the issue of SOGIE. About SOGIE Sexual Orientation refers to an individual’s physical, romantic sexual, and/or emotional attraction to a specific gender or genders. As such, individuals may identify themselves as lesbian or gay (that is, when they are attracted to the same gender as theirs), bisexual (that is, when they are attracted to both female and male genders), asexual ...

Access to Law & Justice: Destination Justice signs MoU with Transparency International Cambodia

After the success of the Justice Matters Conference in July 2017 highlighting the need to all work together for better justice in Cambodia, we are proud to announce the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Transparency International Cambodia (TIC) setting access to legal information and improvement of justice as the main purpose of our collaboration with specific activities to unfold in 2016-2017.

Peace & Better Justice in Cambodia: Destination Justice & Youth for Peace sign MoU

Youth for Peace is a Cambodian NGO that offers education in peace, leadership, conflict resolution, and reconciliation to Cambodian’s Youth. Destination Justice and Youth for Peace (YFP) have been in contact since the end of 2013 and started to explore opportunities to work together. In 2014, we attended an event organised by YFP and started to record some footage in Kraing Ta Chan with the idea of eventually producing a documentary about the former Khmer rouge security. This is our pleasure to announce that we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Youth for Peace setting youth empowerment to promote peace and better justice in Cambodia as the main purpose of our collaboration with specific activities to unfold in 2016-2017. Photo Credit: Mural at the Kraing Ta Chan former K...

Destination Justice and Transparency international celebrate World Day for International Justice with Justice Matters Conference

‘The Justice Matters Conference aims to gather the community of changemakers to celebrate international justice and its importance for strengthening domestic justice in Cambodia. We look forward to collaborating with all parties to grow shared understanding of justice and a common way forward for all Cambodian people.’ Rodolphe Prom, President of Destination Justice ‘International Justice Day highlights the fundamental role the judiciary in Cambodia should play to ensure a stronger rule of law and better access to justice for all. We humbly urge all relevant stakeholders to reform the judiciary to ensure its independence and restore public trust.’ Preap Kol, Executive Director of Transparency International Cambodia On 15 July 2016, in honor of the World Day for  International Justice celeb...

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