in 1998 and implemented in Svay Rieng and Kampong
Cham provinces, this program aims to raise rural awareness
of the concept of democracy and fundamental human
rights as well as to encourage the rural population
to actively participate in the socio-economic development
of their communities, to stand up for their rights,
to respect other people’s rights, to express
their opinions and take part in community development.
public forums held in the villages, people are encouraged
to express their views, raise questions relating to
their daily concerns and to find common solutions.