"I want the government to give enough stipend to us. We receive only 3,500 riel
a month. All Khmer women want to have a skill, ability in doing jobs."
"I'd like the government to provide skill training programs, such as sewing,
tailoring or hair-dressing to widows, poor women or other homeless women, so they
can support their life. I hope the government's help will be sufficient in the near
"I suggest the government provides skills to widows and those women who live
in poverty. They don't pay much attention to women's position in the society."
Ing Srey Poeu
"We'd like the new government to provide jobs to widows and poor women. Aid
is also important. I also hope that NGOs can give us a job."
"My appeal to the government is that the government should help students, poor
families, orphans, widows, as well as all the people, to have appropriate living
conditions. They don't pay heed to many problems. It's Khmer character that priority
is given to men, instead."
"I want the government to help widows and unemployed women. Women's position
is bad, plus inadequate living conditions, and if their capacity is low, nobody wants
to offer them a job."