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About Theresa de Langis

Theresa de Langis is a writer and international consultant on women’s human rights in conflict and post-conflict scenarios. Based in Cambodia, she has worked throughout the Asia region in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, and conflict-affected Philippines on strengthening women’s substantive participation in governance, peace and security processes. She is currently completing an oral history on Cambodian women’s experiences of sexual and gender-based violence during the Khmer Rouge genocide.


Articles by Theresa de Langis

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

What's a woman worth?: wages and democracy in Cambodia

In demanding higher wages, Cambodian women are refusing the status of the proverbial “second-class (global) citizen,” undervalued and over-determined by gender discrimination. If men take over the frontline of the movement, they will de facto doom its greatest potential in raising wages, along with women’s status and worth. Read in French, Spanish.

Rape in war: the time for 'never again' is now

On October 17th thousands of Congolese women, led by Olive Lembe Kabila marched to end impunity for sexual violence against women. Rape survivors joined the march, many of them from their hospital beds, defying a culture that shames victims rather than perpetrators
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