Cambodia feted with IFAD Gender Award in Rome

Cambodia came under the spotlight in Europe recently as its project was bestowed with a prestigious honour in Rome. At the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ’s annual Governing Council, the Tonle Sap Smallholder Development Project – Additional Financing (TSSD-AF) – co-financed by IFAD ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501443188/cambodia-feted-with-ifad-gender-award-in-rome/

Pay gap in construction sector attributed to ‘skill’

Approximately 35 per cent of Cambodia’s 250,000 construction workers are women, according to Sok Kin, president of the Building and Wood Workers Trade Union Federation of Cambodia (BWTUC). ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-in-depth/pay-gap-in-construction-sector-attributed-to-skill-

Ministries urged to address gender gaps in digital sector

Prime Minister Hun Manet urged the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to work with relevant ministries and institutions to address the gender gap in the digital sector, especially to increase the participation of women and girls in the use of digital technology, and Science, Technology, Engineering, ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501421856/ministries-urged-to-address-gender-gaps-in-digital-sector/

Inclusive Digital Enhancement to Develop Family Economy and Women Business

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs has convened a workshop on “Understanding Inclusive Financial and Digital Enhancement” under a project of “Expansion of Opportunities for Rural Women in the Financial and Digital Sector.” ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501412418/inclusive-digital-enhancement-to-develop-family-economy-and-women-business/

Cambodia Media Diversity Forum held in Phnom Penh

UNESCO organised the Cambodian Media Diversity Forum 2023 aimed to discuss, exchange and share innovative approaches and initiatives to harness the wealth of Cambodia’s social diversity to jointly contribute to the development of the country and the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501406136/cambodia-media-diversity-forum-held-in-phnom-penh/

Campaign calls for end to violence against women

A total of 20 civil society organizations, unions and other associations have united to launch a 16-day campaign calling for an end to violence against women and girls for economics, social fairness and justice. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/campaign-calls-for-end-to-violence-against-women

CAPFISH-Capture receives 2023 GEM Award in Austria

The CAPFISH-Capture: Post-harvest Development project team in Cambodia received the 2023 Gender Equality Mobilisation Award (GEM Award) at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)’s General Conference on Tuesday in Vienna, Austria. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501399965/capfish-capture-receives-2023-gem-award-in-austria/

Front leader extends congratulations to Cambodia’s newly-elected SFDCM chair

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Do Van Chien sent a message of congratulations to newly-elected President of the National Council of the Solidarity Front for Development of the Cambodian Motherland (SFDCM) Men Sam An. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501397393/front-leader-extends-congratulations-to-cambodias-newly-elected-sfdcm-chair/

Sudary highlights drop in women NA members, but rise in Senate

Khuon Sudary, President of the National Assembly (NA) of 7th legislature, yesterday pointed out that the number of female members in the NA has dropped significantly, despite an increase in the senate. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501395424/sudary-highlights-drop-in-women-na-members-but-rise-in-senate/

Gender equality in the clean energy sector

Gender equality in the energy sector was the focus of a session at Clean Energy Week, with relevant actors lobbying for more to be done to mainstream the field and make it more inclusive. ...

Marissa Carruthers
https://kiripost.com/stories/gender-equality-in-the-clean-energy-sector

PM wants women to play bigger role in government leadership

Prime Minister Hun Manet wants to see women play a leading role in the government as Cambodia has made gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in all areas a priority in its policy agenda. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501387386/pm-wants-women-to-play-bigger-role-in-government-leadership/

Hosting the 39th WAGGGS World Conference in 2026 reflects Cambodia’s capabilities and influence, says FAPW founder

Visiting Dr. JuseonByun, Founder of Friends of Asia Pacific World Association Girls Guides and Girls Scouts (FAPW), has congratulated the Kingdom of Cambodia on hosting the 39th WAGGGS World Conference in 2026, which reflects the capabilities and influence of Cambodia as well as the Asia ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501387579/hosting-the-39th-wagggs-world-conference-in-2026-reflects-cambodias-capabilities-and-influence-says-fapw-founder/

HPV vaccine integrated into nat’l immunisation schedule

Cambodia commenced a nationwide immunisation effort on October 5 to combat cervical cancer. Free vaccinations are provided to girls aged nine and above. The one-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is now integrated into the national immunisation schedule. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/hpv-vaccine-integrated-natl-immunisation-schedule

Pregnant women in K Thom benefit from micronutrients

Over 1,500 pregnant women at health centres in Kampong Thom province are showing positive results from a project led by Helen Keller International Cambodia. The project, supported by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Vitamin Angel Foundation, replaces iron supplements with multiple micronutrient ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pregnant-women-k-thom-benefit-micronutrients

Women’s Affairs Ministry and partners work to improve women’s financial inclusion

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs in collaboration with the Women’s World Banking organized here on Aug. 10 a workshop on “Establishing the Foundation Blocks: Accelerating the Expansion of Women’s Financial Inclusion in Cambodia”. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501341451/womens-affairs-ministry-and-partners-work-to-improve-womens-financial-inclusion/

‘Lack of acceptance reduces women’s political success’

Women’s groups in civil society have found that a lack of acceptance from political parties and other challenges has reduced women’s success in politics despite greater involvement. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/1340000/lack-of-acceptance-reduces-womens-political-success/

Kingdom win Guides conference hosting rights

Cambodia has been awarded hosting rights to the 39th World Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) in 2026, following a successful vote gathering campaign at the 38th conference, held in Cyprus from July 26-31. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-win-guides-conference-hosting-rights

Cambodia to increase cash support for pregnant women & babies

 Mothers bearing one child will now receive up to $480 in cash payments in a scheme being introduced by the Royal Government of Cambodia to help families cover the costs associated with raising a child, such as food and clothing. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501324133/cambodia-to-increase-cash-support-for-pregnant-women-babies/

Breastfeeding promoted in Kampong Thom

STEUNG SEN, KAMPONG THOM PROVINCE -The Ministry of Health (MoH) and partner organizations are encouraging breastfeeding by providing lactation room for women working at the Women Affairs department in Kampong Thom province to ensure young children receive sufficient breast milk. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-breastfeeding-promoted-in-kampong-thom

UK pledges aid for women’s empowerment, education

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the UK embassy in Phnom Penh have agreed to work together on women’s empowerment, women’s education and ending violence against women and girls. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uk-pledges-aid-womens-empowerment-education

In Stung Treng, women step in fish protection, fearing catch loss

Seeing the continuous plunge in fish stock in the Mekong River, women living in communities that heavily rely on fish catches are stepping in, fearing that no fish would be left for the next generation if no one acts. But despite their efforts, they have ...

Ou Sokmean and Teng Yalirozy
https://cambodianess.com/article/in-stung-treng-women-step-in-fish-protection-fearing-catch-loss

Women journo safety project starts

UNESCO and the Women’s Media Centre are promoting media freedom through the project “Strengthening Media Development and Freedom of Expression in Cambodia”, having seen women journalists and media workers face increasing offline and online attacks that make them subject to disproportional, and often specific, threats. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-journo-safety-project-starts

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