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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

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

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/

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

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

Government pays $1.2 million to garment workers who gave birth

The government has paid about $1.2 million to nearly 12,000 female garment workers who have had babies so far this year. According to a report released yesterday by the National Social Security Fund, 11,706 female garment workers delivered babies in January, February and the first 22 ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50115636/government-pays-1-2-million-to-garment-workers-who-gave-birth/

Three tech-savvy women granted awards for innovation

Three women have been granted awards for their contributions to the technology sector in Cambodia. Fat Si Em, a transport and planning manager at a telecomm company, won the ICT Engineer Award; Long Leakhena, a businesswoman, won the Woman ICT Entrepreneur award; and Chan Penh ...

Malis Tum
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/three-tech-savvy-women-granted-awards-for-innovation/4287750.html

NGO event interrupted yet again, this time in Tbong Khmum

Provincial police broke up a gender equality event in Tbong Khmum yesterday despite the fact that the NGO hosting the event had received permission for the celebration, members of the Coalition of Cambodian Farmers Community (CCFC) said. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-event-interrupted-yet-again-time-tbong-khmum

Hun Sen pledges to bring more women into top government roles

In celebration of International Women’s Rights Day, Prime Minister Hun Sen pledged to nominate more female secretaries and undersecretaries of state if he were given another mandate while chiding his ministers for not having hired more women officials. ...

Yon Sineat, Leonie Kijewski and Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hun-sen-pledges-bring-more-women-top-government-roles

Cambodia’s progress on gender equality questioned

In its annual report signed yesterday, the Cambodian National Council for Women lauded the government’s efforts to increase gender equality throughout society, though women’s rights activists today raised doubts about the achievements.The council highlights in the report that the economic and political status of women ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-progress-gender-equality-questioned

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