YouTuber tackling taboos in Cambodia – with a dose of feminism

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Shortly after midnight each Sunday, Catherine Harry takes her place in front of a camera at her home in Phnom Penh. As the city soundscape of chanting monks, temple bells, jackhammers and traffic quieten she goes to work on “A Dose of Cath”, her popular vlog tackling the gender taboos that still pervade her native Cambodia. “It legitimises domestic violence and violence against women,” Harry told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview. “And it has been deeply ingrained in a lot of people’s minds.”A self-professed introvert, Harry takes on a bold persona in “A Dose of Cath”, which challenges conservative Cambodia by tackling topics still seen by many as taboo. Credit to Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women’s and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, and climate change.)

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