A UN survey of men in Asia reveals some startling facts about violence against women. Read the full study (PDF): Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Quantitative Findings from the United Nations Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific.
We’re in this beautiful country, exploring, trying new things… but we weren’t able to be in somebody’s home or have real food.
We’re featuring MealSharing.com on the show today. It’s a spin on the couch surfing network that allows you to find a place to sleep in a stranger’s house - but with meals.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE JOANNE SILBERNER RETURNS FROM CAMBODIA
Silberner had traveled to Cambodia to report on diabetes and high blood pressure in the country. Her reporting trip was funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and will be broadcast on The World in the coming weeks and months. (Follow our Twitter account @PRIGlobalHealth for updates)
There are tons of unexploded munitions in Cambodia’s waterways. Now, a team is in training to become the country’s first underwater de-miners.
But first the recruits have to learn to swim and dive. http://ow.ly/ix1XT
Photo of the Day: Hiet Ratt, 34, displays a portrait of U.S. President Barack Obama on the roof of his house near Phnom Penh Airport. Around 182 families living around the airport have been served eviction notices ahead of Obama’s historic visit to the country as it hosts the ASEAN and East Asia summits.
Residents say that they want Obama’s help when he is in the country this week in getting fair compensation, and that authorities did not say when they will evict them from their homes. (Photo: REUTERS/Samrang Pring)
Imagine how effective this massive guardian figure must have been when it originally protected a major temple in Cambodia. There’s a look of menace on the guardian’s square face with its rolling eyes and arched eyebrows, curling mustache and stylized beard. Add the figure’s thick neck, broad shoulders, and solid body, and it’s clear that he’s someone to be reckoned with.