Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 5 Gender equality

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/

New joint committee to tackle child abuse

Ministries and child protection NGOs have jointly established a committee on the Implementation of an Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children, Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation spokesman Touch Channy said. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-joint-committee-tackle-child-abuse

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/

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/

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/

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

Women lack full rights at Appeal Court

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has released an observational report on the rights of woman defendant’s at the Appeal Court, claiming that many weren’t granted due process. Having monitors attend 453 trials from December 2016 to June this year, CCHR found that there ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-lack-full-rights-appeal-court

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