Bunn Rachana, Co-founder and Executive Director
Rachana is an independent human rights advocate and a proud Cambodian third-wave feminist.
Rachana has almost a decade of professional experience working with local and international NGOs, UN agencies and local communities in the field of human rights with a focus on women’s rights, tenure rights and rural development.
She has designed and conducted a number of offline and online advocacy campaigns on human rights inside and outside of Cambodia. She has designed and overseen multi-million dollar development projects, conducted policy reviews and high-level advocacy.
She holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Law and a Master's in International Development.
Kate has spent her career working to strengthen the skills of women to campaign, mobilise and organise effectively and confidently on the issues that affect them. Kate has been based in Cambodia for the past four years working on a variety of campaigns and research projects, including ActionAid Cambodia’s Safe Cities for Women campaign to end sexual violence and street harassment in cities.
She has previously worked with Oxfam Australia, ActionAid International in London and the UNRWA in Palestine.
Kate holds a degree in International Relations, a Master of Human Rights, a Graduate Law Diploma and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney focusing on feminist activism in Southeast Asia.
Kum Somaly, Accounting and Admin Officer
Somaly joined our team as Accounting and Admin Officer in February 2020. Working part-time with Klahaan, she is also a consultant for the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University.
A feminist with extensive research experience, Somaly comes to us with particular expertise on transitional justice in Cambodia. She is author of a report "How donors shape the transitional justice in Cambodia” and co-author of “Justice and Reconciliation for the Victims of the Khmer Rouge?”.
She previously worked as a Program Assistant with the Khmer Rouge Trial Justice Project, and on the Land and Natural Resources Rights Project for ADHOC. She holds a Master of Public Administration and a BBA of Management and Accounting.
Chin Dalin, Campaign and Research Intern
Dalin is a senior student at the Royal University of Law and Economics, majoring in International Relations. She is passionate about young women's and girls‘ empowerment, particularly regarding overcoming social norms and stereotypes that have discouraged them from unlocking their true potential.
Dalin has joined us as our Campaign and research Intern to learn about the various strategies that can be used to bring a fair and equal future for women in Cambodia.
Hong Sopheak Vatanak, Administrative and Accounting Intern
Originally from Ratanakiri province, Sopheak is a fourth-year student at Norton University, majoring in Banking and Finance. Sopheak joined the Klahaan team in March 2020 as an Administrative and Accounting Intern, aiming to gain experience as well as to build confidence and personal growth by trying her hand at something new.
She hopes that at Klahaan, she will learn new skills that she can take with her into her future career and beyond.
Eng Sokha, Voluntary Research Advisor
Holding an MA in Development Policy, Sokha has held a number of positions with NGOs in Cambodia, as a research associate at Future Forum, working on women’s political representation and participation and freedom of expression online at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, and as a trainer at Hagar Cambodia, where she facilitated training courses to vulnerable youth, women and female prisoners at the Correction Center 2.
She was also selected by the UN Women Cambodia country office to serve as the Cambodian youth delegate to attend the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women, in March 2014.
Ou Sopheary, Voluntary Policy Advisor
Sopheary has been working in the field of women’s rights and community development with non-governmental organisations, international organisations and as freelance consultant and researcher throughout her career life. She believes in the power of everyday activism to fight for gender equality, human healthy lifestyle and a just society.
Her educational background is in Development Studies and International Relations. Currently, Sopheary is a Campaign Support Coordinator with ActionAid Cambodia.