Development and assistance for women

Women’s development funding

$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

US cuts funding to UN women’s health fund

The US government has pulled any future funding from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a group focused on reproductive rights for women and girls, over claims it has practiced coercive abortions and involuntary sterilizations in China.   ...

Mark Tilly
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37230/us-cuts-funding-to-un-women---s-health-fund/

Swiss grant empowers women entrepreneurs

Cambodia Women Entrepreneurs Association (CWEA) received $50,000 from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to help develop the business and financial management skills of women entrepreneurs through training and workshops. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26163/swiss-grant-empowers-women-entrepreneurs/

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

Coder challenges male dominance in IT

Suy Channe, at 34 years of age, is becoming a familiar face in Cambodia’s IT sector as a female coder and regional leader at Innovation Lab SEA (InSTEDD). ...

Nou Sotheavy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12588/coder-challenges-male-dominance-in-it/

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