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This year’s theme is “Orange the World: End Violence Against Women NOW!” The Embassy and #ACCESS program staff came together in support of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign against gender-based violence to raise awareness, challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for an end to violence against women in Cambodia and across the globe.   The campaign reminds us that together we can combat and eliminate violence against women, ensuring that all women and girls live a life that is free from all [...]

Ambassador Kang and his family, as well as Deputy Ambassador Andreas Zurbrugg, recently visited Cambodian Women Crisis Centres (CWCC) in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, respectively. At both centres, Ambassador Kang and Deputy Ambassador Zurbrugg handed over a variety of educational materials, including 813 textbooks, 98 story books, stationery, 3 computers, 3 smart TVs, and 6 sets of tables and chairs. These supplies will help support the children’s libraries, as well as the literacy classes that are run for the [...]

We would like to introduce Sun Sophearak, Monitoring and Legal Assistant at the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center (CWCC) in Phnom Penh. She is working to support women and girl survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) including domestic and sexual violence, and trafficking. Sopherak’s role is to provide case monitoring legal assistance, which includes case documenting, psychological counselling, accompanying survivors to forensic examination (if requested), accompanying survivors to file a report, expediting cases from the hands of local police to the court, [...]

Meet Ms Thorn Kimsrun, a Director at the Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs (PDoWA) and Deputy Permanent Director of the Provincial Response Working Group on Gender-Based Violence (PRWG-GBV) in Tboung Khmum province. As a service provider, she is committed to responding quickly to the needs of persons with disabilities who are survivors of GBV by monitoring cases and referring them to psychological and legal services. She emphasized the importance of understanding the needs of women and girls, including those with [...]

Meet Mr Nuth Lady, a counsellor and trainer at the Transcultural Psychological Organisation Cambodia TPO Cambodia, an implementing partner working on the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program. Mr Lady supports local service providers by providing training to develop their skills, including on minimum standards for basic counselling, mental health first aid, stress management, and self-care for service providers and remote support during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also provides face-to-face and remote counselling to survivors of gender-based violence [...]

Cowater International‘s ACCESS Program, funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, actively works to ensure GBV survivors are able to access services despite barriers, including COVID-19. #16daysofactivism #orangetheworld

Living in the remote area of Ratanakiri province, Sokha*, a 42-year-old Tampuen woman and mother of ten children, experienced physical and psychological abuse by her husband during a five-year period where she suffered in silence. When she eventually got the courage to tell her neighbours, she did not receive any support. She found a sense of hope when the Commune Committee for Women and Children (CCWC) visited her village to share information about the support services available to women affected [...]

Cowater International-implemented ACCESS Program, funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is providing services, knowledge, policy and advocacy, in partnership with the Royal Cambodian Government and Cambodian local civil society organizations, to address gender-based violence against #women and girls. #orangetheworld

In #Cambodia, the ACCESS Program, funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is providing services, knowledge, policy and advocacy to address gender-based violence against #women and girls. #orangetheworld