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Creating New Career Pathways to Reduce Poverty, Illiteracy and Health Risks, while Transforming and Empowering Cambodian Women’s Lives.

Lee, Helen and Pollock, Gabe and Lubek, Ian and Niemi, Stacy and O'Brien, Katie and Green, Michelle and Bashir, Sabrina and Braun, Ellyn and Kros, Sarath and Huot, Virakboth and Ma, Vanna and Griffiths, Neela and Dickson, Brett and Pring, Noeun and Sohkurt, Huon-Ribeil and Lim, Natalie and Turner, Jasmin and Winkler, Chris and Wong, Mee Lian and Van Merode, Tiny and Dy, Bun Chemm and Prem, Sophiah and Idema, Roel (2010) Creating New Career Pathways to Reduce Poverty, Illiteracy and Health Risks, while Transforming and Empowering Cambodian Women’s Lives. Journal of Health Psychology, 15 (7). p. 982. ISSN 1359-1053

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Community health psychology provides a framework for local
citizens themselves to systematically affect change in health and social inequalities, particularly through
Participatory Action Research (PAR). The Cambodian NGO SiRCHESI launched a 24-month Hotel Apprenticeship Program (HAP) in 2006 to provide literacy, English, social skills, health education, hotel skills-training, work experience and a living wage to women formerly selling beer in restaurants; there they had faced workplace risks including
HIV/AIDS, alcohol overuse, violence and sexual coercion. Quantitative and qualitative analyses indicate changes
in health-related knowledge, behaviour, self-image and
empowerment, as HAP trainees were monitored and evaluated within their new career trajectories.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
L900 Others in Social studies
X900 Others in Education
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Helen LEE
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2012 16:11
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2012 16:11
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/158

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