Women

Women in government and politics

$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 ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/1m-women-politics-project

Officials note rise in number of female civil servants

Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi and National Assembly president Heng Samrin yesterday highlighted an increase in the number of women who are working in the public sector during a celebration to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day on Friday. Ms Kantha Phavi said females accounted ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50583890/officials-note-rise-in-number-of-female-civil-servants/

Hun Sen pledges to bring more women into top government roles

In celebration of International Women’s Rights Day, Prime Minister Hun Sen pledged to nominate more female secretaries and undersecretaries of state if he were given another mandate while chiding his ministers for not having hired more women officials. ...

Yon Sineat, Leonie Kijewski and Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hun-sen-pledges-bring-more-women-top-government-roles

Female representation in politics decreased in commune elections

Despite repeated vows by both of Cambodia’s major political parties to increase female representation, the number of female candidates elected in the Kingdom’s recently concluded commune elections actually decreased since they were last held in 2012.   ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/female-representation-politics-decreased-commune-elections

Wife of jailed senator in line for his job

Senators will tomorrow discuss the appointment of opposition candidate Kun Lum Ang as a replacement for her imprisoned husband Hong Sok Hour. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39768/wife-of-jailed-senator-in-line-for-his-job/

Women make few gains at polls

Despite vows by both major political parties to increase female representation in politics, women made up only a small proportion of commune chiefs chosen in this month’s elections, though some gains were made by the opposition party.   ...

Leonie Kijewski and Yon Sineat
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-make-few-gains-polls

Two women go head-to-head in election dominated by men

As Cambodians go to the polls on Sunday to elect new local council representatives, in a contest dominated by men, two women are facing off for control of this Kampong Speu province commune. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/two-women-go-head-to-head-in-election-dominated-by-men/3884409.html

Female opposition commune chief hopes to keep her post after elections

 In the lead up to June’s commune elections, Sguon Samean, a former Sam Rainsy Party commune chief, say that she is hopeful that people will vote for her again.“I believe in my people. I have hope in my people since they trust me and they ...

Sun Narin
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/female-opposition-commune-chief-hopes-to-keep-her-post-after-elections/3872849.html

Opposition women candidates vow good governance if elected

A group of women running as opposition candidates in the upcoming local council elections has vowed to prioritize development, improve administration and protect the price of agricultural products if elected. ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/opposition-women-candidates-vow-good-governance-if-elected/3871092.html

CNRP lauds female candidates

The Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday celebrated its top female candidates before the upcoming communal elections at an event under the slogan “Thousands of Lights for Women”, though women’s rights activists criticised the strategy as lacking teeth in fostering greater representation for women. ...

Leonie Kijewski and Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-lauds-female-candidates

Women still struggle to enter political fray in Cambodia

The number of women standing in the upcoming commune elections remains low, civil society groups have warned, driven by a lack of nominations from Cambodia’s male-dominated political elite. ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/women-still-struggle-to-enter-political-fray-in-cambodia/3849496.html

Victor in Illinois is first Cambodian-American woman elected to US public office

When Khemarey Khoeun is sworn in as a park district commissioner in Skokie, Illinois, on May 16, she’ll be making history as the first Cambodian-American woman elected to public office at any level of government in the United States. ...

Ten Soksreinith
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/victor-illinois-first-cambodian-american-woman-elected-united-states/3845887.html

Parties pledge more power for women

For the ruling CPP, the promise was to appoint a woman as governor for one of the country’s 25 provinces. For the opposition CNRP, its boast was having 60 female commune chief candidates—up from fewer than 10—to run in Cambodia’s 1,646 communes for this year’s ...

Kuch Naren and Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/parties-pledge-more-power-for-women-126307/

PM wants women promoted

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Interior Ministry to place women as deputy governors in 25 cities and provinces as well as to increase the role of women in the army, military police and National Police in an effort to promote gender equality. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36283/pm-wants-women-promoted/

Women encouraged to enter politics

In the lead-up to the upcoming elections, three provinces have been selected to participate in a three-year project designed to encourage women, first-time voters and the youth to actively participate in politics. ...

Mom Kunthea
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24873/women-encouraged-to-enter-politics/

Hun Sen touts Cambodia’s approach to closing gender gap

Prime Minister Hun Sen addressed world leaders at the UN on Sunday, giving his formula for closing the gender gap. On Friday, world leaders adopted a new set of development goals, to be achieved over the next 15 years, including gender promotion. ...

Men Kimseng
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/hun-sen-touts-cambodia-approach-to-closing-gender-gap/2985720.html

Cambodian PM heads for UN summit in New York

From September 25 to 27, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will attend the UN Summit for the adoption of the Post 2015 Development Agenda and the Global Leaders’s Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, where he will deliver his remarks at the two submits. ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=303105

Cambodia prepares for new round of UN development goals

Cambodia has failed to meet a number of UN Millennium Development Goals, which were set out years ago and aimed at halving global poverty. Ros Sopheap, executive director for Gender and Development for Cambodia, said gender equality and the empowerment of women have not been ...

Oum Sonita
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-prepares-for-new-round-of-un-development-goals/2913609.html

Hun Sen’s comments draw criticism from Cambodian rights groups

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s public use of derogatory terms when discussing an unnamed woman accused of injuring a security guard after allegedly kicking him prompted rebukes from rights groups in the country on Monday. ...

Prach Chev
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/hun-sens-comments-draw-criticism-from-cambodian-rights-groups-08032015155819.html

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