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Women in development

Women farmers under focus in agriculture meet

The role of women in the food and agriculture industry in the Kingdom was the focus of a networking event and panel discussion at Tribe Hotel in Phnom Penh hotel last week. ...

Jigmee Palden Pazo
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501499460/women-farmers-under-focus-in-agriculture-meet/

Ministry launches Neary Rattanak plan for next five years

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs has officially launched the sixth edition of the “Neary Rattanak Strategic Plan (2024-2028)” yesterday to promote gender equality and empower women in line with the government’s Pentagonal Strategy. ...

Nop Sreymao
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501469701/ministry-launches-neary-rattanak-plan-for-next-five-years/

Initiative to equip women entrepreneurs with digital skills

Women entrepreneurs are slated to have their digital skills elevated with the launch of a capacity building programme that aims to support their digital journey while bridging the gender gap. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/initiative-to-equip-women-entrepreneurs-with-digital-skills

NA President Sudary addresses ‘2024 Women Speakers Summit’

The president of the National Assembly Khuon Sudary has shared the government’s action plan to eliminate maternal mortality and violence against women and girls with delegates at the “2024 Women Speakers Summit” in Paris, France. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501453585/na-president-sudary-addresses-2024-women-speakers-summit/

Minister calls for women’s role in digitalisation of economy

Ahead of the 113th anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Ministry of Tourism addressed women’s role in the digitalisation of Cambodia’s economy at a special event on their premises in Phnom Penh on Friday. ...

Jigmee Palden Pazo
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501449700/minister-calls-for-womens-role-in-digitalisation-of-economy/

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/

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/

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/

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

Ministry contest encourages women to get involved in digital skills, tech

Minister of Post and Telecommunications Chea Vandeth encouraged female students to join a new digital competition. The format features training, a digital bootcamp and a pitch contest for each team’s finished product.​ ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-contest-encourages-women-get-involved-digital-skills-tech

Women urged to pursue postgraduate education

Prime Minister Hun Sen encouraged female students to pursue their education, regardless of whether they marry and have children, noting that the number of women pursuing postgraduate degrees and doctorates has decreased sharply compared to their male counterparts.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-urged-pursue-postgraduate-education

Entrepreneurs advised to register to reap benefits

A women entrepreneur workshop is urging all entrepreneurs to legally register their business to enjoy full benefits from National Social Security Fund (NSSF). Executive Director of the Coalition for Partnership in Democratic Development (CPDD), Sin Penh, on Thursday raised concerns at a policy consultation workshop ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/khmer-women-entrepreneurs-advised-to-register-business-to-reap-benefits

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

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

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

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

Activist swaps protests for rural life

The families who once lived around Boeung Kak lake in Phnom Penh have been protesting since 2007. Thousands have been relocated over the past decade after the lake was filled in to make way for a high-end housing development by Shukaku Inc. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5096166/activist-swaps-protests-rural-life/

Bond to funnel benefits to women

An $8 million bond set to debut on Singapore’s stock exchange will mobilise private capital to support social enterprises and microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines, providing nearly half a million women in these countries with more access to credit in order ...

Brian Ng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bond-funnel-benefits-women

Meet women making it work in a male-dominated world

As Cambodia goes through rapid development and economic growth, changes are being felt in the workplace as women look to make their mark in professions traditionally seen as male preserves. According to the Cambodia Inter-Censal Population Survey 2013, women are predominantly employed in agriculture and the ...

Hang Sokunthea
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/meet-women-making-it-work-in-a-male-dominated-world-128116/

Women in construction weighed down

Female construction workers earn on average about $2.50 less per day than their male counterparts, are given fewer opportunities to learn new skills and are victims of outdated gender stereotypes, a new report says.   ...

Hannah Hawkins
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/women-in-construction-weighed-down-126313/

Women’s center aims for sustainability

One year strong and more than 900 jobs later, the US State Department-supported start-up center WECREATE, which invests in the economic empowerment of women, is beginning its expansion throughout the Lower Mekong Region. ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30972/women---s-center-aims-for-sustainability/

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