KPlease Click on the image to view the complete detail.KF would like to invite you to attend the 9th Annual Conference - United Nations Charter We The Peoples. The theme for this year is: "Creating a People Centered Approach to the Universal Periodic Review Consultation Preparation Phase: Community Coordinated Stakeholders Report Writing and Rights Realizing in the 2nd Cycle"
Meet Tahirih Thach! Here's her video statement of what inspired her to attend our 8th World Youth Conference in Philadelphia, USA on May 17th 2014. Let's all give a warm welcome to Tahirih to our KKF family! Please Click Read more to view her video.
After the Thirteenth Session of the Permanent Forum on May 12-23, 2014. Some of our Khmer Krom youth share some of their experiences at the UN as well as the 8th World Youth Conference that started on May 17th, 2014 in Philadelphia. Meet Thai Thach, a Khmer-Krom youth speaks about his first experiences at the United Nations and the KKFYC youth conference.
Khmer Krom Youth: Lenny TangMeet Lenny Tang, one of KKFYC oldest and most dedicated member who has travelled the world in pursuit of human rights and justice on behalf of our Khmer-Krom people living in Kampuchea-Krom.
“I joined KKF in 1997 because I wanted to help our Khmer and Khmer –Krom community to develop our culture and educate our youths,” says Lenny.
In 2009, Lenny spent over 10 months in Thailand to help do the paperwork for over 250 Khmer-Krom refugees including six Khmer-Krom Buddhist monks that were defrocked and imprisoned by Vietnamese Authorities after participating in a peaceful demonstration in 2007 demanding greater religious freedom.
Khmer Krom Youth: Sasda Pen from CambodiaIn 2010, Sasda Pen visited the U.S for the very first time, representing from Cambodia, at the U.N Permanent Forum as a young Khmer-Krom women. Sasda wanted to share with the world the story of our people - so to try to achieve that, Sasda took initiatives, worked hard, and tried to learn as many things as possible.
As a young girl, Sasda remembers visiting her native hometown of Mort Chruok with her parents. From her visit, Sasda recalls the extent of oppression by the Vietnamese police that she witnessed, in this excerpt, Sasda recalls those major events and shares the reason behind her involvement with KKFYC: