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Chhoeun Daravy

Khmer Thavarak

Chhoeun Daravy is a woman human rights defender and a member of Khmer Thavarak. As one of the first members of the movement, she has been heavily involved in drawing attention to several pressing human rights issues in the region, especially those concerning the environment. She regularly 'Livestreamed' events & protests organised by Khmer Thavarak and other defenders on social media, reaching large audiences.

HRDs in Cambodia face threats, physical attacks, arrest, judicial harassment, arbitrary detention and killing for peacefully carrying out their work. Intimidation and heavy surveillance caused several to leave the country in fear for their safety. Peaceful protests continued to be hampered by the authorities.