Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Response Working Group in Kampong Speu Province

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Response Working Group in Kampong Speu Province

On May 13th, 2021, with support from the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program and with technical support from UN Women, the Deputy Provincial Governor chaired the provincial-level Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Response Working Group Meeting in Kampong Speu Province.

This meeting aimed to gather updates on the response to GBV cases at the provincial level by each GBV Response Working Group  member and to assess whether any support was needed for pending cases.

Participants of the meeting included representatives from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Council Committee for Women and Children (CCWC), the Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs and other provincial relevant departments, UN Women, LAC, and CARE. H.E. Bonareth Long, Deputy Provincial Governor of Kampong Speu Province, was also in attendance and chaired the meeting.

Participations of the meeting reported and shared updates on the activities and challenges related to GBV cases in their area such as provision of services, collecting and reporting of GBV cases. The group also discussed the court fee, and the dissemination of information to the community on the COVID-19 outbreak.

H.E. Bonareth Long appreciated the strong commitment of service providers to support services to women affected by GBV, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the COVID-19 context, some activities were conducted online, including meetings and counselling services for survivors.

The ACCESS Program is working in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia and Implementing Partners to promote the rights of persons with disabilities and to improve the sustainably, equality and inclusiveness of services for women affected by GBV.