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Kimhun Thit

2022 Fellow

Chairwoman of CNRPO & CNRPA Women Affairs

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Kimhun Thit currently serves as chairwoman of Cambodia’s National Rescue Party Americas & oversees Women’s Affairs. Thit has been integral in advocating for bill HR 4686 Cambodia Democracy Act of 2021, S 3052 Cambodia Democracy Act and Human Rights Act of 2021, and S Resolution 427. Thit graduated with a bachelors in public health from Walden University. Thit was a Pharmacy Assistant for 14 years and a professor of Pharmacy Technology for 11 years. In addition to her medical expertise, Thit is a Khmer cultural ambassador, helping to preserve Khmer culture within the US diaspora.

Through her work at the Cambodian Cultural Center of North Carolina, Thit taught Khmer language classes and led a youth dance troupe. Understanding the value of diversity and inclusion, Thit collaborates with other minorities to showcase the strength of community. Thit’s passion to serve her community in culturally responsive ways led her to found the nonprofit Lexington Cambodia Community Center of NC. Thit is the bridge between elected officials and community members.

Thit’s driving force is focusing on the promotion of human rights, women’s rights, and democracy. Thit continues to work with women in and outside of Cambodia to amplify their voices and choices. It has been very tough for women inside the country who have raised their voices against the dictatorship’s regime. As an advocate for democracy, Thit partners with local and national stakeholders to fundraise and provide support for women in Cambodia. She is also a founder of Khmer Democratic Rescue Foundation (KDRF), a 501 (c)(3) that provides aid to victims of democracy seekers.