Activist, campaigner, researcher/scholar
Living in: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Fields of work: food systems and food sovereignty, women’s rights, labour rights, public policy and governance, people’s movement building
“I am a feminist activist. I have been involved in socio-political and economic justice work and campaigning for almost 10 years.
“My skills and knowledge have been gradually built and sharpened by my activism, by the work that I’ve been involved in, as well as through the privilege of being part of local organisations and people’s struggles and actions.
“I have been part of campaigns that aim to expose the harms and negative impacts of large-scale investment projects on people’s lives, the environment, and local economies. I have carried out critical analyses of governance, of inequalities of wealth and access, and of the capture of local people’s resources by elites, powerful politicians and corporations.
“I have provided support to local groups who are working to end the exploitation of the working class, and especially women; to farmers calling for fairer markets and for support from the government; to those fighting for the right to work, and campaigning to access adequate services at public hospital facilities. I have also written articles that highlight how current economic models have served to deepen inequality and injustice.
“I believe that systematic change is possible when people’s power is exercised and consolidated.”