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Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia Raises Awareness About Forced Marriage in the Khmer Rouge Era

The Victims Support Section at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia is drawing attention to the incidence of forced marriage and other forms of gender-based violence that took place during the Khmer Rouge period through an exhibit and inter-generational dialogues aimed at opening discussion about a topic previously avoided in modern-day Cambodia. The inclusion of forced marriage charges in Case 002-02 against accused persons Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea has prompted a number of such projects that express victims’ experiences including a dance performance telling the stories of three couples forced to marry by the Khmer Rouge regime.

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