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Country aims to open financing frontiers for women entrepreneurs

Cambodia aims to boost financial inclusion for women entrepreneurs through Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia Plc (CGCC) and support for women-led micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) as part of broader efforts to bridge financing gaps for businesswomen and underpin Covid-19 economic recovery plans.   ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/country-aims-open-financing-frontiers-women-entrepreneurs

Chanthol pushes for more women in leadership role

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol suggested that the ministry leadership study the possibility of appointing women as deputy heads of departments throughout the country in order to further promote gender equality. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chanthol-pushes-more-women-leadership-role

PM hails ‘key role’ of women in Kingdom

Prime Minister Hun Sen has lauded women’s contributions to the Kingdom’s socio-economic development, as the government laid out measures aimed at supporting the attainment of gender equality in its pursuit of sustainable economic growth.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-hails-key-role-women-kingdom

Gender equality in spotlight as women’s day approaches

With the 111th anniversary of the International Women’s Day approaching, senior Cambodian officials marked the event a week ahead on March 1 with the theme Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gender-equality-spotlight-womens-day-approaches

Gender equality vital to boosting economic output

According to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, increasing job opportunities in decent work for women is essential for growth and vital for the advancement of economic and social development in Cambodia. ...

Tom Starkey
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50822225/gender-equality-vital-to-boosting-economic-output/

UN panel notes problems in bid to foster gender equality

A UN women’s rights committee has praised the government’s efforts to promote gender equality and combat violence against women, but noted its concern that there are no provisions in the constitution that define direct or indirect discrimination against women. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50658848/un-panel-notes-problems-in-bid-to-foster-gender-equality/

Asian Development Bank needs to prioritize gender: review

The Asian Development Bank needs to be more involved in helping Cambodia implement gender equality policies in order to “tap the economic potential” for women and close “sizable gender equality gaps”, an internal evaluation has found. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asian-development-bank-needs-prioritise-gender-review

1,000 days to go on Millennium Development Goals

April 5th marks the starting date for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and its partners in Cambodia in observing the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 which is the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “The MDGs ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MzVkZTcwZWRkNjY

'Gender Cafe' Offers Women a Place to Express Themselves

Busy juggling jobs, children, and housework, Cambodian women do not have the time, or platforms, to discuss bigger women-related issues like abuse, migration and forced eviction. And that is why a new initiative, called “Gender Cafe,” aims to change that by giving local women a ...

Too few businesses registered

A majority of small and medium enterprises in Cambodia were not registered, despite the advantages it offered to businesses, participants at a workshop on business registration procedure, intellectual property and business etiquette for women heard yesterday. Referring to 2011 statistics, Chan Sorey, vice-minister of the Ministry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102659433/Business/too-few-businesses-registered.html

Index Shows Little Progress in Gender Equity

Cambodia has made almost no progress over the past six years when it comes to gender equality, and is still the lowest-ranked country in the region, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Gender Gap Index. Ranked 103 out of 135 countries surveyed, Cambodia placed last ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/index-shows-little-progress-in-gender-equality-4777/

Education ushers women into workforce

Gender inequality in education is still palpable in Cambodia, causing women to be undervalued in the workplace and their potential to be untapped, the Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs said during the celebration of the United Nations International Day of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100859160/Business/education-to-empower-new-generation-of-women-leaders.html

Skills key to gender goals

 A Millennium Development Goal Acceleration Framework action plan presented yesterday by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) seeks to address Panha’s and other women’s lagging economic opportunities in Cambodia. The plan will help Cambodia achieve targeted Millenium Development Goals by 2015. Though no date of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092058826/National-news/education-integral-to-gender-goals.html

Forum On Women's Entrepreneurship Promotion

Her Excellency Dr Ing Kantha Phavi, minister of women’s affairs said: “Economic empowerment of women is a key strategy to promote gender equality and poverty alleviation and it is clearly articulated in specific targets under CMDG3 as one important goal among nine goals to be achieved by 2015.” Her announcement was made during the forum on ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

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