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On 5 May 2022, the Secretariat-General of the Disability Action Council (DAC) facilitated the 10th quarterly meeting of the disability workstream of Australia-Cambodia Cooperation Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS), a Program funded by the Australian Government. The meeting aimed to review the disability workstream’s latest achievements and challenges and discuss best practices for effective program results. The participants shared notable success stories and presented the top priorities for the next quarter, including ACCESS’ sustainability plan, and relevant documents and tools developed [...]

On 29 April, 2022, the Disability Action Council (DAC) Secretariate General, ACCESS and UNDP co-organised a dissemination workshop to share the National Disability Strategic Plan (NDSP) with Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) management team and officials. H.E Em Chan Makara and H.E. Chann Vathanak co-chaired the workshop. The participants included representatives from the General Directorate of Budget and General Directorate of Subnational Administration Finance (GDSNAF), and the five Provincial DACs (Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu, Siem Reap, Tboung Khmum and Battambang, [...]

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) hosted the 10th Quarterly GBV Workstream Meeting on 29 April, 2022. This meeting, funded by the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program. The meeting aimed to review the main achievements, major challenges and best practices from the various interventions made during the past few months. The content of the discussion included success stories the communities and discussed the next quarter’s top priorities. H.E Nhean Sochetra, the General Director at [...]

The Australian Government, in collaboration with Motivation Australia (MA) through the ACCESS Program, supported the Persons with Disabilities Foundation (PWDF) in developing guidelines for Physical Rehabilitation Centers (PRCs). The guidelines aim to guide PWDF, PRC managers and staff in planning and delivering PRC services. They also provide simple information on services available at the PRCs., as well as who can access them. (more…)

On 18 April 2022, the Disability Action Council (DAC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), provided national training on “Intersectionality between Gender and Disability” to members of the MoSVY Gender Mainstreaming Action Group (GMAG) and other relevant counterparts. (more…)

The Khmer New Year, celebrated in mid-April, is a traditional festival that Cambodians celebrate by gathering with family at home or in their hometowns, visiting tourist sites together and participating in cultural ceremonies and activities at pagodas during the holiday. (more…)

On 29 March 2022, the Australian Embassy in Cambodia distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to seven Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) and six Physical Rehabilitation Centres (PRCs) as part of its commitment and ongoing efforts to promote disability inclusion during the global COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)

On 23 March 2022, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) led a consultative workshop in Phnom Penh to review the guidance document on the procedures for the establishment and implementation of a multi-sectoral coordination mechanism to respond to gender-based violence (GBV). The Australian Government supported this crucial dialogue through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program as part of their efforts to eradicate GBV in the country. (more…)

The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, in partnership with ADD International and the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre (CWCC), held a five-day ToT session during 10-11 and 16-18 March 2022. GEDI officials from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), and Disability Action Council Secretariat General (DAC-SG) participated in the training sessions. The training aimed to further develop the skills and capacity of Master Trainers to better deliver GEDI [...]