Australia Supports the Training of Trainers on Economic Empowerment of Women Who are Vulnerable to Gender-Based Violence

Australia Supports the Training of Trainers on Economic Empowerment of Women Who are Vulnerable to Gender-Based Violence

On 4 November 2022, with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, 18 participants from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) and Women Development Centres (WDC) from Kampong Speu and Siem Reap provinces successfully completed the training of trainers, titled: “Economic Empowerment of Women Who are Vulnerable to Gender-Based Violence (GBV).”

This training aimed to further increase the capacity of WDC staff by equipping them with skills to provide consequential training to students at the development centres.

The package for economic empowerment of women who are vulnerable to GBV consisted of four trainings, including:

  1. Training of Trainers Skills, held on 24-26 August 2022;
  2. Training of Trainers on Women Leadership and Communication Skills, held on 10-12 October 2022;
  3. Training of Trainers on Gender Equality and How to Respond to GBV, held on 26-28 October 2022; and
  4. Training of Trainers on Business Development and Financial Literacy, held on 2-4 November 2022.

A representative from the WDC in Kampong Speu, highlighted the importance of the training for her and her colleagues. She plans to share the skills and knowledge she has gained with other staff at the centre.

To conclude the training, H.E Chan Sorey, Secretary of State of MoWA, a representative from the Australian Embassy to Cambodia, and the ACCESS Team Leader distributed certificates of attendance to 18 participants.

H.E Chan Sorey also stated that she was grateful for the support from Australia to implement this training course. She hopes that the trainers will continue sharing this knowledge with the staff in their targeted community.

The Australian Government, through the ACCESS Program, is working in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia and 14 Implementing Partners to support the provision of quality, sustainable, and inclusive services to women affected by GBV and persons with disabilities.