"Despite efforts from the government agencies and relevant NGOs, we still cannot ensure a safe space for women, making them vulnerable to sexual harassment and assaults. On a positive note, we have also noticed that more and more women are engaged in leadership roles in the private sector or are running their own business."
Kem Sokha was jailed in September on treason charges. More than two months later his party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, was dissolved by the Supreme Court and more than 100 of its members were banned from politics for five years.
In November, the Trump administration placed a visa ban on several top Cambodian officials following the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party by the Supreme Court and the jailing of its leader, Kem Sokha, on treason charges, which he denies.
The protesters were responding to threats made by Hun Sen to “chase and beat” Cambodian-Australians who burned his effigy during a visit to the country for the Asean-Australia Summit later this month.