Women and the Mekong: A Collective Voice

The ecological, social and spiritual effects of rapid hydropower dam development on indigenous communities along the Lower Mekong River has been causing concern amongst indigenous women in Cambodia.

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The river traditionally has provided resources that support the subsistence lifestyle of indigenous communities, but the change in flow, fish migration and relocation due to flooding from dam development is threatening to break up communities in the region.

Women from indigenous communities in Stung Treng and Ratanakiri are calling on the private companies, as well as governmental and non-governmental organisations, to further study the impacts of hydropower dam development and to identify solutions for their communities.

Oxfam Mekong Region Water Governance

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