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27% of decision-making roles in government held by women

A total of 10,786 women work in government decision-making positions at national and sub-national levels out of 39,594 people, equivalent to 27 percent, Hun Many, Minister of Civil Service, said reporting figures for the first three months of 2024. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/27-of-decision-making-roles-in-government-held-by-women

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/

Women clients of MFIs save 9% more than men, says study

Women clients of micro-finance institutions (MFIs) tend to have 9 percent more savings than men on average, as per a recent study. ...

Rachel David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501471592/women-clients-of-mfis-save-9-more-than-men-says-study/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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