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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$2.50 less per day than their male counterparts, are given fewer opportunities to learn new skills and are victims of outdated gender stereotypes, a new report says.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/

CARE: females slog but paid less

Female workers are still being paid less than their male counterparts on construction sites, while building companies value male construction workers as more skilled than women, according to a CARE Cambodia report released Friday. CARE’s research paints a comprehensive picture of the situation of women working ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29596/care--females-slog-but-paid-less/

New program to fight gender-based violence

Physical, sexual and emotional violence against women is “common” in Ratanakkiri’s ethnic minority communities, and mostly committed by the victims’ husbands, a new gender-based violence report by CARE Cambodia has found. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-program-fight-gender-based-violence

National testing could widen

Cambodia may soon have new standardised exams to hold its students, teachers and education system accountable. “Everyone agrees that the improved enrolment rates in primary school is an accomplishment; at the same time, everyone also calls for quality-control improvement [which] means better testing,” said Jan ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-testing-could-widen

Program aims for safer workplaces for women

A new program launched yesterday has its sights set on ending the endemic problem of sexual harassment against women in the workplace. A ceremony at the Hotel Cambodiana marked the start of Safe Workplaces, Safer Communities, a project run by CARE Cambodia. The three-year program, which will ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/program-aims-safer-workplaces-women

Women’s health gets $14m boost

Taking strides to curb Cambodia’s high maternal and child mortality rates, health officials yesterday launched a $14 million initiative to improve women’s limited access to reproductive health care. During the three-year Partnering to Save Lives campaign, funded by AusAid, NGOs Care Cambodia, Marie Stopes and Save ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women%E2%80%99s-health-gets-14m-boost

Ethnic minorities to receive bilingual education: gov’t

The government affirmed its commitment to bilingual education for ethnic minority children in Cambodia’s northern provinces at a UNESCO conference in Bangkok last week. Speaking at the fourth International Conference on Language and Education: Multilingual Education for all in Asia and the Pacific, Ton Sa Im, ...

Emily Wight
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/lifestyle/ethnic-minorities-receive-bilingual-education-gov%E2%80%99t

Striving to make finance accessible

Access to finance could reduce violence, empower the most vulnerable in society and improve the livelihoods of Cambodia’s poorest people, a conference on community-led funding heard on Wednesday. Sarah Sitts, country manager of the international NGO Pact, introduced the funding model of savings-led micro-finance (SLMF). In ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032964776/Business/striving-to-make-finance-accessible.html

Beer girl exploitation revealed

The exploitation of women who work as beer promoters is soon to be exposed in a report that is going to be released by Care Cambodia and the Solidarity Association of Beer Promoters in Cambodia. The report will include first had accounts and interviews of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072250581/National-news/beer-girl-exploitation-revealed.html

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