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Monday, September 6, 1999 Published at 21:46 GMT 22:46 UK


World: Asia-Pacific

Cambodian women's conference


Cambodia's first ever national conference on gender and development opens today Tuesday and is due to adopt a five year plan of action aimed at improving the rights and status of women.

In Cambodia, women make up more than half of the population and workforce but earn up to fifty per cent less for doing the same jobs as men.

The BBC Phnom Penh correspondent says there are fewer girls than boys in secondary education and the literacy rates for women lag behind men.

Delegates at the conference will hear how the ministry of women's affairs is trying to improve the situation. Delegates will also discuss subjects ranging from maternal mortality to the trafficking of women.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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