It is now more difficult than ever to be a human rights defender in Cambodia.
Sue Coffey is a writer and communications specialist who has worked in a wide range of roles across government and not-for-profit sectors. She has strong interest and experience in human rights issues, having worked in communications in these areas both in Australia and overseas. In 2012-13 she worked in Cambodia for the Australian Government's overseas aid program, as communications advisor to the NGO Forum on Cambodia, a peak body in Phnom Penh working for human rights for all Cambodians. She then moved to Myanmar, where she was communications advisor to the Myanmar Government's education reform program until 2015. Prior to these roles she worked in a diverse array of senior advisory and policy roles in the Victorian Government, peak bodies and not-for-profit organisations. All of the roles in which she has worked have taught her the importance of working towards a just and equitable world, in which all people have access to human rights and fair distribution of resources.