19 Jul 2019

More than 80% of lesbian, bi and trans people face violence in Cambodia

One of the first ever investigations into the family violence experienced by LBT people in Cambodia revealed shocking statistics.

>Family violence is the harshest form of violence LBT people face in Cambodia and forced marriages and violence at the hands of family members are just some of the traumas faced by lesbian and bi women and trans men. Cambodia’s leading LGBT group, Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK), found 81% of LBT people face emotional violence from family. The study also found 10% of respondents had experienced sexual violence, usually because of forced marriages. It also revealed 35% of LBT people below 35 years old have contemplated or attempted suicide. The reason given was their family’s negative attitude to their sexuality and/or gender identity.

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