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Weaving a Brighter Future - Cambodia -

Fine Cambodian silk has a proud tradition dating back over a thousand years and historically women have been entrusted with the task of weaving it. However, ever since the Cambodian Civil War, the plight of many Cambodian women has been harsh. With no education, many struggled to find jobs. One Cambodian woman has set about tackling this issue through the establishment of a silk workshop that not only trains the women in weaving skills but also educates them in basic writing and arithmetic. In this episode of Asia Insight, we take a look at how education and a good working environment can create a better life for women in Cambodia.