Motorcycles are the number one mode of transportation in Cambodia, with millions of them on the roads. Often, riding behind cyclists, it is difficult to know if they are men or women–unless the women are wearing dresses–because even in this normal 85º to 100º weather, Cambodians wear heavy jackets and scarves. And gloves. But the gloves are generally restricted to the women drivers who are wearing the gloves to protect their hands not from wear and tear but from the sun. As little skin as possible is to be exposed to the sun lest it be tanned or darkened.
Hamas killing 1,400 Israelis is immoral and reprehensible. So is Israel’s killing more than 10,000 Palestinians in reprisal.
While Sophy was representing DDP at the UN Human Rights training session in Phnom Penh (yesterday’s post), three others of our staff went to Kampong Cham Province with UNDP to meet with the governor’s office.
Today was a significant meeting day for the Deaf Development Programme. We were invited to attend a training organized by the UN Human Rights office in Phnom Penh, and we were requested to meet with UNDP and the governor’s office in Kampong Cham Province.