This study was carried out as a part of the Safe Cities for Women Campaign, and the target groups for the research included sex workers, garment factory workers and entertainment workers (women working at karaoke bars and as beer promoters) with regard to their safety issues and the responses they received from local authorities in relation to their needs. Women working in these three sectors are mostly migrants from rural areas of Cambodia, which means that they are unable to register themselves as residents in Phnom Penh and their security is thus poorly protected by the local authorities. They are also vulnerable to violence because they are away from the social safety net of their friends and relatives. In cities, workingwomen also face broader societal discrimination by local authorities and the police, which will be examined and discussed more in this study report.
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