Disabled women speak of discrimination

A group of disabled women yesterday raised concerns over discrimination faced by girls in getting an education, despite progress being made in the Kingdom to improve their rights. They raised their concerns during a forum jointly organised by Pact Cambodia, Agile, USAID and the government ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/665912/disabled-women-speak-of-discrimination/

Domestic violence campaign starts

Local and international NGOs, universities and government institutions on Monday began the annual international “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” campaign demanding the elimination of all forms of violence against women. National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khoeun said there was no recorded figure in ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/domestic-violence-campaign-starts

UN reiterates call to abolish criminalization of surrogates

The United Nations has called on Cambodia to repeal its decision criminalizing surrogacy and asked the government to ensure that its draft law will not impose criminal liability on surrogate mothers. ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/UN-reiterates-call-to-abolish-criminalization-of-surrogates/5164651.html

UN panel notes problems in bid to foster gender equality

A UN women’s rights committee has praised the government’s efforts to promote gender equality and combat violence against women, but noted its concern that there are no provisions in the constitution that define direct or indirect discrimination against women. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50658848/un-panel-notes-problems-in-bid-to-foster-gender-equality/

CamWen set to amplify voice of Kingdom’s women entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs invites all federations, associations and communities of women entrepreneur-driven micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Cambodia to join its planned Cambodian Women Entrepreneurs’ Network (CamWen) initiative, the ministry said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/camwen-set-amplify-voice-kingdoms-women-entrepreneurs

Women face gender-based violence at work

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng said the government is committed to eliminating violence in the workplace. Civil society, he said, supported the government’s action but wanted a specific mechanism introduced to help support female victims of such violence. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-face-gender-based-violence-work

Government committed to meeting global goal to empower women

The government yesterday expressed its commitment to reduce gender-based violence, eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and girls and provide effective reproductive health services in line with the action plan of the International Conference on Population and Development. The commitment was made during the National ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50651593/government-committed-to-meeting-global-goal-to-empower-women/

NSSF provides benefits to more than 102,000 new mothers

According to a report by the National Social Security Fund obtained today, the Cambodian government has spent more than $10 million on female workers in both formal and informal sectors through the NSSF between January and June. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://bit.ly/2xsQYD1

Ministry launches booklet to promote gender equality

The Labour Ministry on Tuesday launched a booklet outlining new strategies to promote gender equality in the labour sector from this year to 2023. Seung Sor Socheta, a ministry secretary of state, yesterday said the policies are outlined in the Strategic Plan for Gender Mainstreaming ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50618186/ministry-launches-booklet-to-promote-gender-equality/

Civil groups call for clear policies on women’s rights

Some 400 youth and women from 12 civil society organisations gathered at a hotel in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Sunday to celebrate women’s rights, weeks after they were prevented by security forces from marching to mark International Women’s Day. At Sunday’s gathering, the group ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/civil-groups-call-clear-policies-womens-rights

Nokor Tep women’s hospital launched in Phnom Penh

The Women’s Affairs Ministry last week launched the Nokor Tep hospital in Dangkor district in a bid to provide female reproductive services to those less fortunate. Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi said the hospital’s first task is to secure equipment and human resources. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589884/nokor-tep-womens-hospital-launched-in-phnom-penh/

Forces prevent Women’s Day march

Some 400 women from various associations, unions and civil society organisation were blocked by Phnom Penh municipal security forces from marching from the Olympic Stadium to the Council of Ministers to deliver a joint petition on International Women’s Day which fell on Friday. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forces-prevent-womens-day-march

$1M for women in politics project

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided more than $1 million to a Collective Action to Support Women’s Rights (CASWR) project to promote the leadership and engagement of women in politics. The CASWR initiative is a 32-month project designed to advance meaningful representation ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/1m-women-politics-project

Officials note rise in number of female civil servants

Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi and National Assembly president Heng Samrin yesterday highlighted an increase in the number of women who are working in the public sector during a celebration to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day on Friday. Ms Kantha Phavi said females accounted ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50583890/officials-note-rise-in-number-of-female-civil-servants/

NGOs draft petition to improve women’s rights

As International Women’s Day approaches, 12 organisations have finished drafting a petition calling on the government to continue to address challenges women are facing, including violence, inequality and poverty. The 12 organisations include the Centre for Alliance of Labour and Human Rights, Coalition of Cambodian ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50583888/ngos-draft-petition-to-improve-womens-rights/

NGO launches $1.5 million nutrition project

Plan International Cambodia yesterday launched its 1,000 Days Nutrition project in Stung Treng province for which it will spend $1.5 million for five years to provide better nutrition to children and women.​ ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50573204/ngo-launches-1-5-million-nutrition-project/

Concern over gender inequality in informal work sector

Women and NGOs are concerned that women working in the informal sector still suffer the most from gender inequality and have urged the government to put in place essential services to end this growing trend. On Sunday, Oxfam in Cambodia organised a public forum, attended ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50571052/concern-over-gender-inequality-in-informal-work-sector/

Raising the profile of LGBT rights

The Cambodia Human Rights Committee has defended the government’s record on LGBT rights and urged LGBT people to protect themselves from HIV. Keo Remy, director of CHRC, said on Sunday that LGBT people should not lose hope and be depressed by discrimination. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50564715/raising-the-profile-of-lgbt-rights/

Experts call for women’s part in demining activity

Demining experts on Monday encouraged women to work in defusing unexploded ordnance to reduce the number of explosive remnants of war in Cambodia and some Asean countries. The statement was made at a regional workshop aimed to “enhance mine action knowledge” held from November 12 ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/experts-call-womens-part-demining-activity

Gender equality programme rolled out in Kingdom’s north

The first phase of a project aimed at empowering girls and boys aged between 12 and 17 to “learn, share, create and lead efforts to promote social development and gender equality in Cambodia” has been rolled out in Siem Reap, Stung Treng and Ratanakiri provinces. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gender-equality-programme-rolled-out-kingdoms-north

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