Published April 06, 2013
Housing rights activist Tep Vanny and other international rights advocates were awarded in a gala event at the Kennedy Center in Washington Tuesday night, sharing the stage with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden.
The event was held by Vital Voices, an organization established by Clinton in 1997.
Tep Vanny accepted a global leadership award, calling it a sign that the Cambodian struggle for housing and land in the face of forced evictions had earned international recognition.
VOA Khmer's Sok Khemera reports from Washington.