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Comfrel launches online tool for change

Comfrel launches online tool for change

Democracy watchdog Comfrel yesterday rolled out a new website intended to help young workers garner support for a variety of causes.

At a forum at Phnom Penh’s Khemarak University yesterday, Comfrel’s youth empowerment officer Phok Srey Pich presented the “Youth Voice: Cambodia’s youth in action for Change” website, accessible at YVKhmer.org.

The site allows people to start campaigns and connect with Facebook users, enabling people to deliver their message to a wide audience using a keyboard, rather than picket lines.

“Previously, if they wanted to demand anything, they would have to have a strike, or some kind of gathering,” Srey Pich said. “But now, they can do it online . . . to drum up support from the public.”

Ministry of Labour spokesman Heng Sour could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Garment worker I Ratha, 23, praised the new platform for its ability to give workers a local and global voice for concerns like fainting and forced overtime.

“I believe the government and other stakeholders will be more aware of our problems and help us cope, thanks to this new online system,” Ratha said.

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