According to the human rights group ADHOC, domestic violence is a serious social problem in Cambodia and is, in many ways, becoming worse. The impact of domestic violence is significant. Violence through physical, emotional or psychological, economic and sexual abuse/assault is not only a violation of the rights of the victims but also affects the family and/or loved ones, the community and society as a whole. In Cambodia, as in most countries, women are the primary victims of domestic violence, primarily through physical and verbal abuse.
Author: Lynn Lee
Institutional Sponsor: InterMedia