• Khieu Samphan. This photo was taken by the Vietnamese delegation who came to congratulate the Khmer Rouge’s victory over American Imperialist's 17 April 1975. The Vietnamese delegation was the first foreign delegation to visit the Khmer Rouge. The photo is dated on 27 July 1975. Source: Documentation Center of Cambodia Archives
  • Pol Pot. This photo was taken by the Vietnamese delegation who came to congratulate the Khmer Rouge’s victory over American Imperialist's 17 April 1975. The Vietnamese delegation was the first foreign delegation to visit the Khmer Rouge. The photo is dated on 27 July 1975. Source: Documentation Center of Cambodia Archives
  • - (L to R) Nuon Chea, President of People’s Representative Assembly and Deputy Secretary of Communist Party of Kampuchea - Vorn Vet, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce - Khieu Samphan, President of State’s Presidium of DK of Pol Pot - Ta Mok, Secretary of Southwest Zone - (Sitting behind Ta Mok): Cheng An, Chief of Industry Committee - Ke Pauk, Secretary of Northern Zone (Central Zone) - Chou Chet, Secretary of Western Zone - Ieng Sary, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. Photo: Khmer Rouge Sentebal Dossier, Circa 1975-1978. Source: Documentation Center of Cambodia Archives
  • Senior Leaders of Democratic Kampuchea (DK) waiting for the arrival of the Chinese delegation at the Po-chen-tong (now known as Phnom Penh) International Airport, Phnom Penh. Chinese Ambassador to DK, Sun Hua, is standing second from the left. DK senior leaders from right to left: Ieng Thirith, Minister of Social Affairs; Yun Yat, Minister of Education and Culture; Pol Pot; Ieng Sary, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Vorn Vet, Minister of Economics; Nuon Chea, President of People's Assembly and Khieu Ponnary. Others are unidentified. Circa: 1977. Source: Documentation Center of Cambodia Archive
  • Skulls of Vicitims at Sang Prison (Kok Sang), Kandal provice (former Teacher Training School funded by USAID, 1953). Sang prison is one of the 197 Khmer Rouge Security Centers (prison) acrossed Cambodia documentd by DC-Cam. DC-Cam used global satellite position mapping (GPS) combined with fieldwork to document mass graves nationwide. To date, DC-Cam has identified over 390 killing sites containing more than 19,000 mass graves dating from the Khmer Rouge regime. DC-Cam defines mass graves as any pit containing 4 or more bodies, although some graves hold over 1,000 bodies. In addition, DC-Cam has also documented 101 genocide memorials. Photo by David Hawk, 1980. Source: Documentation Center of Cambodia Archives
  • Skulls of Vicitims at Sang Prison (Kok Sang), Kandal provice (former Teacher Training School funded by USAID, 1953). Sang prison is one of the 197 Khmer Rouge Security Centers (prison) acrossed Cambodia documentd by DC-Cam. DC-Cam used global satellite position mapping (GPS) combined with fieldwork to document mass graves nationwide. To date, DC-Cam has identified over 390 killing sites containing more than 19,000 mass graves dating from the Khmer Rouge regime. DC-Cam defines mass graves as any pit containing 4 or more bodies, although some graves hold over 1,000 bodies. In addition, DC-Cam has also documented 101 genocide memorials. Photo by David Hawk, 1980. Source: Documentation Center of Cambodia Archives
  • (L to R) Khieu Samphan. At the back, first while sitting in chair: Leav (Ieng Sary’s bodyguard) - At the back, second while sitting in chair: Kiem (Khieu Samphan’s bodyguard) - Sitting next to a tree: Mei Mann - Sitting in the right and front: Ieng Sary - Sitting in chair, second row, right: Thiounn Chum - Sitting in chair, second row, center: Thiounn Mom. Photo by J. Kaufman, Malai district, Banteay Meanchey province, 1980. Source: Documentation Center of Cambodia Archives
  • - (L to R): Son Sen, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense of Democratic Kampuchea - Khieu Samphan, President of State’s Presidium of Democratic Kampuchea - Nuon Chea, President of People’s Representative Assembly and Deputy Secretary of Communist Party of Kampuchea - Pol Pot​, Communist Party Secretary and Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea - Yon Yat, Minister of Culture, Education and Propaganda - Meas Sophy, Pol Pot’s second wife - Sar Phacheta, Pol Pot's daugther - Unknown - Unknown - Unknown. Photo: (unknown photographer) Khmer Rouge Official Collection, Cambodian-Thai border, 1980s. Source: Documentation Center of Cambodia Archives

About The Documentation Center of Cambodia

The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) was founded by Yale University and constituted in 1995 after the U.S. Congress passed the Cambodian Genocide Justice Act in April 1994, which was signed into law by President Clinton. The Royal Government of Cambodia also formally supported DC-Cam. DC-Cam has received numerous accolades and awards for its work in support of memory and justice for victims of the Cambodian genocide. In 2017 alone, DC-Cam was the honored recipients of the Judith Lee Stronach Human Rights Award from the Center for Justice and Accountability, and his Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni made Youk Chhang a Commander of the Royal Order of Cambodia in recognition of Chhang’s distinguished services to the Kingdom of Cambodia. In 2018, DC-Cam also was a winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, which is regarded as ‘Asia’s Nobel’ prize, for preserving historical memory for healing and justice.

> Our History

Marked annually on March 8, International Women’s Day is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality and lobby for greater gender parity. Today, we honor the Queen Mother for her tireless work on behalf of all Cambodians. A piece of her life’s story can be found in the book, Witness to History. As the Queen of Cambodia, she witnessed multiple chapters of Cambodia’s history, and throughout this history, she has labored both on the national/international stages as well as behind the scenes in support for the Cambodian people. On this day recognizing all women and the pursuit for women’s rights, we want to honor the Queen Mother of Cambodia, a hero to all women and the Cambodian people.

Youk Chhang

នៅថ្ងៃទី៨ ខែមីនាជារៀងរាល់ឆ្នាំ ទិវានារីអន្តរជាតិ គឺជាថ្ងៃដ៏វិសេសវិសាលបំផុតមួយ ដែលត្រូវបានប្រារព្ធឡើងដើម្បីអបអរដល់សមិទ្ធផលរបស់ស្ត្រី បង្កើនការយល់ដឹងអំពីសមភាពរបស់ស្ត្រី និងជំរុញសមភាពយេនឌ័រឲ្យកាន់តែប្រសើរឡើង។ ថ្ងៃនេះ ខ្ញុំសូមថ្វាយសម្តេចម៉ែនូវ​ព្រះកិត្តិយស ចំពោះការបំពេញព្រះរាជកិច្ចដោយឥតនឿយណាយរបស់ព្រះអង្គ សម្រាប់ប្រជាជនកម្ពុជាទាំងអស់។ ព្រះរាជដំណើរជីវិតមួយផ្នែកនៃព្រះអង្គ ត្រូវបានពិពណ៌នានៅក្នុងសៀវភៅ សាក្សីប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ។ ក្នុងព្រះនាមជាព្រះរាជវរមាតាជាតិខ្មែរ ព្រះមហាក្សត្រី គឺជាព្រះរាជសាក្សីនៃជំពូកជាច្រើនរបស់ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។ តាមរយៈប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រនេះ ព្រះអង្គបានបំពេញព្រះរាជកិច្ចទាំងនៅលើឆាកជាតិនិងអន្តរជាតិ ព្រមទាំងព្រះរាជកិច្ច​សំខាន់ៗ​ជាច្រើនដែល​គេមិនសូវដឹងឮ ដើម្បីទ្រទ្រង់ដល់ប្រជាជនកម្ពុជាទាំងអស់។ ឆ្លៀតឱកាសនៅក្នុងថ្ងៃដែលទទួលស្គាល់ចំពោះតម្លៃ ក៏ដូចជាលើកកម្ពស់សិទ្ធិរបស់ស្ត្រីទាំងអស់ ខ្ញុំសូមថ្វាយព្រះកិត្តិយស សម្តេចព្រះមហាក្សត្រី ព្រះវររាជមាតាជាតិខ្មែរ ដែលជាវីរស្ត្រីមួយព្រះអង្គ នៃស្ត្រីគ្រប់រូបនិងជនរួមជាតិកម្ពុជាទាំងអស់។

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