Women's life as beer promotion women
I am working as beer promotion women for over 7 years, I want to talk about the real story of my life as beer promotion women, Life as beer promotion like me is hard to life and always get suffering from male clients and social environment. Beer promotion Women is stigmatized in Cambodia society, and women are selling beer are often viewed as sexually available. Then I promised to myself not living with hopeless,
I had been trained in training of trainer that organized by CARE, I had learnt a lot from the training and I could share what I had learnt to other beer promotion women, After working as a peer facilitators for some time, I knew other beer promotion women are facing a lot of problems like me, I thought that my case was most difficult and pitiful, but actually it was not, I sell beer is not for fun, but this job helps me to generate more money than working in the factory. I have challenged with my neighbors and relatives, they don’t like my job because it tends to soil their honor and family’s reputation.
We do not steal or rob somebody, We work to earn a living and to support our family, which is the same as other workers do, I and other beer promotion women are inspired and motivated by CARE programme intervention, now we’re leaving with hope, We . Beer promotion women, were recognized and we are very proud of ourselves I participated in this group as understand clearly the importance of association such as to more information on how to prevent ourselves from sexual harassment and where we can get support if problem occurs in working hours, More important, we knew that there is a women place ( solidarity group of beer promotion women), that usually we have a meeting every month, Before, I didn’t know what to do while having problem- I was not confident to challenges with local authorities but now, am better as I have met with polices several times and linkage has been made.
What is wish to see is increasing self esteem of beer promotion women themselves, I wanted to leave some message for all beers promotion women, we have to change the way of thinking that there is always hope in life, We are not just beer promotion women but we also contribute to make positive change for ourselves, our family, and lastly for our society.