Women in development
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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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. ...