As a follow-up to the Global March Against Child Labor held last year, child labor
activists organized celebrations in Phnom Penh on Feb 4. Children and NGO staff came
together with government and employer representatives, trade union activists and
politicians for a workshop to present and discuss the problem of child labor in Cambodia.
The celebration was highlighted by speeches and interviews of Cambodian child laborers,
and a show by Lotto, the famous Cambodian comedian and a former child laborer himself.
Also attending were Peng Sokunthea, 16, and Chan Makara, 17, who had just returned
from Manila where they participated in an appeal for immediate action against child
slavery. The two teenagers also participated in last year's six-month march which
organizers say was the largest social mobilisation in history for the benefit of