SISTER POWER អំណាចបងស្រី

Discussing women's issues frankly while inspiring the next generation of Cambodia's female leaders. 

SISTER POWER អំណាចបងស្រី

Empowering women through shared experiences and stories. 

A Brief Foreword...

By Maggie Padlewska

Jan. 25, 2020

   I recall the amazement of a 21-year-old woman, wife and mother who had no shortage of questions for me as we sat next to each other on a stiff bench during a nine-hour bus ride from Siem Reap to Mondulkiri province in Cambodia. She was amazed that I was travelling alone, not so much because of this particular road trip, but because of the many expeditions that I embarked on as a lone journalist documenting stories around the globe.

"You are not afraid?" she asked. 

"No, not at all." I replied.

"Where is your husband?" she continued....

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EPISODES: ISSUES, IDEAS, TOPICS and success stories

This video series is focused on celebrating Cambodian women who are challenging repressive ideologies, gender roles and inequality.  The women who will be featured in this project have broken down longstanding barriers, battled oppression, and stood their ground proudly as change-makers and inspirational female role models in their communities.  

 

With most having faced great challenges and adversity, we will explore their motivations, their sources of power and personal drive, and their unique and individual stories with the hope of inspiring the next generation of female leaders. 

 

This is a series about everyday women - confronting and overcoming the odds that far too often remain stacked against them in the complex social environment of this Southeast Asian country. 

   

The Cost of Challenging 

Big Business: 

Human rights lawyer Steven Donzinger spent more than two decades representing Indigenous communities while suing Chevron Corp over pollution in Ecuador. Following a historic win, Donzinger has been under house arrest since August 2019, and awaits his trial on charges of contempt of court - a move that has been deemed as "judicial harassment." 

#AMAZON #ENVIRONMENT #HUMANRIGHTS

EPISODE 1:
REMOTE CONVERSATION WITH: STEVEN DONZINGER 

What does the future look like for human and environmental rights warriors?

   

Life Behind Bars of Innocent Prisoners: 

Robbed of their innocence, countless animals remain captive in often horrific conditions, in zoos around the world. With the recent rescue and relocation mission of Asian elephant Kaavan that gripped global headlines, it's prime time to tackle this injustice head on.  

 

#ANIMALRIGHTS #ANIMALABUSE #ZOOS   

REMOTE CONVERSATION WITH: DR. JANE GOODALL

How is it that, in this day and age, the inhumane treatment of animals is still up for debate?

   

EPISODE 2:

Scrutinizing the Editorial

Process of the Media: 

Human rights lawyer Steven Donzinger has been under house arrest since August 2019. Donziger, is the American lawyer who spent more than two decades suing Chevron Corp over pollution in Ecuador. 

REMOTE CONVERSATION WITH: KIM BRUNHUBER

How big of a role does fame and social media play in the media's coverage of stories?

   

EPISODE 3:

Isolation and Life as a

Hermit:

Prominent human rights and environmental activist, Berta Caceres, was murdered in her home on the night of March 2, 2016. Nearly four years have passed since the brutal attack, and her case remains unsolved.   

IN-PERSON CONVERSATION WITH: HERMIT

What can the world learn from

extreme isolation?

   

EPISODE 4:

Environmentalist's

Murder Unsolved:

Prominent human rights and environmental activist, Berta Caceres, was murdered in her home on the night of March 2, 2016. Nearly four years have passed since the brutal attack, and her case remains unsolved.   

REMOTE CONVERSATION WITH: GRAHAME RUSSELL

What is hindering justice following the murder of a prominent environmentalist?

   

EPISODE 5:

Cultural Survival: 

Prominent human rights and environmental activist, Berta Caceres, was murdered in her home on the night of March 2, 2016. Nearly four years have passed since the brutal attack, and her case remains unsolved.   

REMOTE CONVERSATION WITH: MEENAKSHI VINAY RAY

What does humanity lose when an Indigenous 

culture dies?

   

EPISODE 6: