Sopheap Chak

Sopheap Chak is the Executive Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), one of the leading human rights organizations working for the promotion and protection of political and civil rights in Cambodia. As one of the country's most prominent human rights advocates, Sopheap's work has been recognized by US President Barack Obama. Sopheap holds two Bachelor’s Degrees in International Relations and Economics and a Master’s Degree in International Peace Studies, which she completed at the International University of Japan. As one of Cambodia's leading human rights bloggers (http://sopheapfocus.com/), she is also a contributing author to Future Challenges and Global Voices Online. Sopheap also ran the Cambodian Youth Network for Change, which mobilized young activists around the country for greater civic engagement.

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Latest posts by Sopheap Chak

June 16, 2016

Taking a Stance Against Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

In commemoration of the the United Nations’ International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, CCHR highlighted the widespread nature of impunity in Cambodia.

Freeing the Twelve Land-Rights Activists

A campaign called for the release of 12 detainees wrongfully convicted and jailed while protesting against land rights violations in Cambodia.

June 14, 2016

YouthChhlat for Reproductive Health and Rights

Youthchhlat aims to encourage Cambodian youth to talk more openly and engage in sensitive topics such as sexual, gender, and reproductive health and rights issues through SMS as part of its Question and Answer platform.

June 5, 2016

Safe Cities for Women

The campaign “Safe Cities for Women” is about women reclaiming their right to the city all across Cambodia.

June 4, 2016

Our Experience Advocating for Human Rights in Cambodia

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has taken part in a wide range of human rights advocacy issues over the years and its Executive Director provides an overview of this work.