Let’s see if I can live up to this hype. :)

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This last week garment workers took time out of their very busy working days to organize a showing of the clothes they spend hours putting together.

It was a very opportune moment as a number of labels were in town to meet with manufacturers.

I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen reenactments of state repression… on the catwalk.
Impressed by the bravery of the participants and enthused by their work to speak directly about their hopes, dreams, needs.
Watch the video, check out more news coverage below. (Kudos to Workers Information Centre for organising the event.)

Beautiful Clothes, Ugly Reality from Heather Stilwell on Vimeo.


Cambodia Labor Listings

This page is to help clarify Cambodia’s ongoing and often contentious discussion about labor and rights.
Without knowing who’s involved in the conversation, it’s hard to gather data and have nuanced discussions.
Being listed on this page does *not* constitute an endorsement.

Thanks to ‘American Center for International Labor Solidarity‘ for providing this initial list, and the Cambodian Center for Human Rights for referrals!

I’ll be adding on groups relating to labor issues in Cambodia such as the ILO, GMAC and Workers Information Centre in the future. :)

Click here to view listings as a full page.


State security forces beat journalists, bystanders and activists as they continued their lockdown of ‘Freedom Park’.

U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri was visiting Phnom Penh at the time and was ‘deeply saddened’ by the violence.

Thanks to @TweetCambodia & quoted Twitter-ers for news and commentary.

Why I carry a camera phone: I was on a motodop (motorcycle taxi) and once I spotted this crazy ad:
“Follow that tuk-tuk!” And we chased it down this beverage advertisement. Cambodia: truly a movable feast.

Now I must find and document who is selling this crazy product.

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