Development and assistance for women
Center to increase women journalists’ safety and access to legal aid to launch
The Women’s Media Center (WMC) will start this month after receiving funding from the British government via UNESCO for one year to improve and promote safety for female journalists in the country. ...
Increasing safety for female journalists
A project to improve the safety of women journalists is slated to start this month after a study revealed an increasing number of women in the media experience violence ...
CNCW received 6,200 reports from poor last year
The Cambodian National Council for Women (CNCW) received 6,256 complaints, including violence and abuse against women and minors, from poor families last year. ...
ASEAN Summit to put more emphasis on women’s empowerment
The Indonesian government will put more emphasis on women’s empowerment during its ASEAN chairmanship this year, including by setting an agenda on women’s peace and security. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Gender inequality in remote areas needs to be addressed
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs and NGOs are voicing concerns about the need to improve gender equality in remote areas among youngsters. ...
ASEAN launches plan to promote women’s security in South-East Asia
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and UN Women, launched today the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on Women, Peace and Security (ASEAN RPA on WPS). ...
Khmer Times Staff
Plans to empower women in work
Oxfam Cambodia and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs have united to identify women’s needs in order to integrate family care and social safety, with the goal of empowering women in their occupations. ...
Gender mainstreaming for women’s economic empowerment promoted
Cambodia’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held here at Phnom Penh Hotel on August 29 the 5th Fifth Meeting of Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) for the Project on Gender Mainstreaming for Women’s Economic Empowerment (PGM-WEE). ...
Khmer Times Staff
NGO unveils plan to teach 2.5 million girls about their rights for protection, education and health
A non-governmental organisation that works for child welfare has announced a five-year plan to empower 2.5 million adolescent girls and women in the country. ...
Country aims to open financing frontiers for women entrepreneurs
Cambodia aims to boost financial inclusion for women entrepreneurs through Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia Plc (CGCC) and support for women-led micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) as part of broader efforts to bridge financing gaps for businesswomen and underpin Covid-19 economic recovery plans. ...
Ministry Of Women’s Affairs, NBC and Visa celebrate completion of partnership on Promoting Financial Literacy for women and women entrepreneurs
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), and Visa, have completed their year-long program “Promoting Financial Literacy for Women and Women Entrepreneurs”, helping to improve financial literacy and economically empower nearly 10,000 women, entrepreneurs and students across Cambodia. ...
Khmer Times Staff
PM lauds women’s contributions
Women form an incalculable part of Cambodia’s economy, Prime Minister Hun Sen has declared, as he praised efforts of the Cambodian National Council for Women’s (CNCW) in contributing to the Kingdom’s development over the years. ...
Oxfam calls for maternity benefit plan
Oxfam has renewed its call for a national policy in Cambodia to ensure that all women workers are given equal access to maternity care. ...
Cash benefits paid out to over 5,000 women who gave birth in May
In the first five months of this year, the government provided 10 billion riel ($2.46 million) through the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to 25,867 low-income female workers who gave birth to 26,057 babies. ...
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. ...
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. ...
$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 ...
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 ...
Asian Development Bank needs to prioritize gender: review
The Asian Development Bank needs to be more involved in helping Cambodia implement gender equality policies in order to “tap the economic potential” for women and close “sizable gender equality gaps”, an internal evaluation has found. ...
US cuts funding to UN women’s health fund
The US government has pulled any future funding from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a group focused on reproductive rights for women and girls, over claims it has practiced coercive abortions and involuntary sterilizations in China. ...