Voices from Cambodia

Youth Rising for Peace 2012 > Community Peacebuilding > Healing Cultural Wounds
Broadcast on February 11, 2012
With Sin Putheary & Long Khet

Sin Putheary

Project Officer at Youth For Peace Organisation

Ms. Sin Putheary holds BA in Education and another one in Media and Communication at Royal University of Phnom Penh. Since 2008 up to present, she is working for the Youth For Peace Organisation (YFP) in Phnom Penh. She is the project officer who is in charge of YFP publication and radio program. Her theme of work mainly focuses on the atrocity of Khmer Rouge topics. She has studied the Applied Conflict Transformation Studies Masters course since 2009. She expects that the course would provide her opportunity to explore more about conflict transformation theory and implement those practical lessons in her work. She is planning to develop her thesis on “The root causes of violence that contributes to the mass killing in Cambodia during the 1970s.”

Long Khet

Executive Director of Youth for Peace

Long Khet is a founder and executive director of Youth for Peace (YFP). He has founded Youth for Peace since 1999 and has more than a decade of practical experience in peacebuilding work. He has been instrumental in the development of the peace, leadership, and reconciliation program for young people in post conflict Cambodia since the beginning of Youth for Peace.  

He holds degrees from the Royal University of Phnom Penh and the Faculty of Pedagogy. During his study in university he involved in peace discussion and peace walk to stop violent conflict during national election in Cambodia. After university graduation, he had taught secondary school in rural province of Cambodia for two years.

He holds a Master in Applied Conflict Transformation from Pannasastra University and Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS). His interests center on memory initiative and post-conflict recovery as well as ASEAN integration. He wrote his action research on Legacy of Memory in Cambodia. Today, he is involving in Peace Education Research project in Cambodia plus other new initiatives of regional peace project and community based truth telling research.

In addition, he has also engaged in peace building network and conferences locally, regionally, and globally for social justice, peace, and democracy.