Women

Women in development

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/

Organisation seeks women to study in US

A US-based organisation that helps young women from post-conflict countries attend school in the United States is currently seeking Cambodian applicants who have the academic strength and leadership potential that could land them in a top US school. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/organisation-seeks-women-study-us

Land disputes hurting women

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) demanded the government intervene immediately after finding that 98.2 percent of women involved in land disputes with private companies were suffering from serious psychological after-effects and nearly half of the women participating in the survey said they had ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30261/land-disputes-hurting-women/

Northern Michigan women teach business, sewing skills in Cambodia

Marie Eckstein, of Charlevoix, and her business partner Lin Alessio, of Interlochen, founded the nonprofit Red Dirt Road in 2012 to empower Cambodian women by teaching them business and sewing skills. ...

Stephanie Brzezinski
http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/n-mich-women-teach-business-sewing-skills-in-cambodia/article_9b68a110-6920-54de-a678-3e212cfcbb33.html

Economic growth hinges on women

Women’s inclusion and empowerment in Cambodia’s burgeoning financial sector is crucial for the Kingdom’s economic growth, said delegates yesterday at a regional economic forum. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27139/economic-growth-hinges-on-women/

Indian bikers promote education for girls

A group of four female Indian bikers, who have been traveling by motorcycle, covering more than 10,000km across Asia to promote education for young girls, arrived in Phnom Penh yesterday and met with Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhon. ...

San Bunsim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26845/indian-bikers-promote-education-for-girls/

Cambodian women selected for prestigious entrepreneur summit

Female Cambodian entrepreneur Kimsrun Elida has been selected to take part in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at Stanford University in California next week. ...

Hoeun Sopheak
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-women-selected-for-prestigious-entrepreneur-summit/3377477.html

Alcohol a risk for sex workers, study finds

Both Cambodian women engaging in sex work and their male clients engage in unhealthy alcohol use, according to the findings of a soon-to-be-published study.   ...

Jack Davies and Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/alcohol-risk-sex-workers-study-finds

Gender-based pay gap persists: Oxfam study

Asia’s economic success has been carried on the shoulders of poor women, whose higher load of work has been unequally compensated and undervalued, according to an Oxfam report released on Tuesday.   ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gender-based-pay-gap-persists-oxfam-study

Acleda gets $70M to support women

Acleda Bank signed an agreement in Bangkok yesterday with International Finance Corporation and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative for a $70 million long-term loan project to support Cambodia’s small- and medium-size enterprises (SME) owned by women. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/acleda-gets-70m-support-women

Food project targets women

USAID is spending $1 million on a project the aim of which will improve nutrition across four provinces by training women in farming practices that have higher yields, produce more nutrient-rich vegetables and require less resources. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/food-project-targets-women

‘Ambassador’ Hopes To Raise Tech Skills, Interest Among Girls

Among the few women working in the technology sector in Cambodia is 29-year-old Sok Sikieng, who was recently named “Technovation Ambassador” for the country. ...

Hean Socheata
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/ambassador-hopes-to-raise-tech-skills-interest-among-girls/3225838.html

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