A former garment factory worker, Pheareak was born and spent her early childhood in a refugee camp along the Thailand border. She has been a worker organiser, popular educator and a front line activist for women and labor rights in Cambodia. Pheareak works as a Program Coordinator in JASS Southeast Asia and is in charge of all program related aspects in Cambodia which includes working closely with partners, providing technical support and capacity building, engaging in strategic discussion with partners and stakeholders at national and regional levels.
She brings along her profound experiences in grassroot organising and advocacy in both formal and informal sectors. Skilled in program and grant management with critical thinking and good knowledge on participatory action research, data collection and policy analysis. Pheareak likes travelling, singing, gardening, recycling her old stuff and meditation. She enjoys telling jokes and stories to her little nephews. Pheareak is very passionate about women, Äôs education and the process of empowerment with collective voice and leadership, she believes is a way for a sustainable change.