My challenges and barriers to create change in my community as following: Culture: younger should show respect to the older, follow what the old advice by not ask too much questions or confront with old people which regarded disrespect and not good child. Old people tent to preserve rather that open for new thing. Some important issues are not put in discussion. When the ideas of talking openly about sex, the old strongly resistant, they think that it is really ashamed and violet the culture that young girls talking about the sex related to reproductive health in the public. But gradually, more people understand that this issue need to talk openly to change their behavior and to protect the young from wrong doing having sex in under age because they are lack of information. Moreover, by nature, the young always curious to know the thing around them, unfortunately, old people did not explain them properly by just claim that it is the older issue, political issue…, you are young, you should not know, your duty is just study, hardworking to get good score. You will get high paid job when you graduated. Some young could find their answer with their friends who talk more openly and closely when they have problem in the family . It ok if they could find good friends but if bad friends it will dangerous for their lives. Education is also a problem to create change, the different understanding between rural and urban areas. Urban people seem could flexible to the change rather than rural people who is lack of information.
Past experience: Cambodian people got trauma feeling with what they had been passed in their lives, that was very severely and brutality killing and torturing. In the past we normally used the word ‘revolution’, it mean something change and it was a big change in society. The leader of Khmer rough regime believe in their revolution was a great change that people would live equally only one class no rich no poor. So Ang Ka mean organization that lead the country to the evile, so people frightening, frustrated to see something change because they afraid such a change in the past. These mostly happen to the old people who got that experience rather than the young people. now we have extra ordinary court to bring the justice to all the victim by finding the high responsible leader to the public to confront the national and international law. to show that such change need to responsible.
I could see that, pulse wire and other online communication is my solution. I have courage to create change, which I feel not comfortable, frustrate that I could not achieve what I try to change before. It really empower me. I could see where I could grow and where I could create change. I am not alone with my struggle. I have something exiting to do through online community. I could trust my
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