Demining Employing Over 700 Women


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(Phnom Penh Post) — From January to November, more than 700 women have been working as deminers and destroying unexplored ordnance to ensure public safety, according to a report by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA).

According to a seven minute video posted by the CMAA, for three decades only men worked in the field of mine clearance and unexploded ordnance (UXO) disposal because only men were viewed as being physically fit for this high-risk job, but now more and more women are involved in demining and UXO clearance work, both locally and abroad, showing that the discriminatory views on women’s involvement in the sector in the past were incorrect.

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Published: Thursday, December 15, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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