Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 18 – Approximately 41,599 Cambodian women migrated to work abroad in 2018, according to the Cambodian National Council for Women’s report released in the annual meeting held Monday morning at the Peace Palace Phnom Penh.

Cambodian Minister of Women's Affairs Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi said workers go to Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong special administrative region, and the Republic of Korea.

The minister added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation had facilitated the repatriation of about 9,000 victimized workers, including 220 women.

The Cambodian National Council for Women, established on 14 February 2001, is the mechanism for coordinating and providing advice to the Royal Government of Cambodia on matters related to the promotion of Cambodian women's status, roles, and welfare of women to reduce and eliminate of all forms of discrimination against women.

Her Majesty the Queen is the Honorary President of CNCW, Prime Minister the Honorary Vice-President, and Minister of Women's Affairs is the President.