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With support from the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program,​ ADD International organised a virtual training on Disability Inclusion (DI)​ for all members of the Gender-Based Violence Provincial Response Working Group (GBV-PRWG)​. The training took place over a day and a half and was aimed at building basic awareness on disability inclusion among relevant GBV stakeholders and service providers. (more…)


On 7 September 2021, Mr Andreas Zurbrugg, the Deputy Ambassador at the Australian Embassy to Cambodia, met with H.E Hou Samith, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) and representatives from MoWA’s various departments, including the Social Development Department, General Directorate on Gender Equality and Economic Development, and the Legal Protection Department. (more…)


The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program plays an imperative role in advancing gender equality and disability inclusion in Cambodia. As part of these efforts, the Program delivered gender equality (GE) training to 43 participants (27 of which were women). These included staff from 11 Physical Rehabilitation Centers (PRCs) across the country, a prosthetic and orthosis factory and the Persons with Disability Foundation (PWDF). (more…)


On 19 August 2021, with support from the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, Secretary-General of the Disability Action Council (DAC-SG) and UNDP co-organised a virtual reflection workshop on the progress of project implementation for the period 2019-2021 of five Provincial Disability Action Councils (Pro-DAC). (more…)


On 12 August 2021, the Australia – Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable and Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program​ held a meeting with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) on Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB). Her Excellency Kim Siphat, Secretary of State at MoWA chaired the meeting and provided opening remarks along with Ms Elizabeth Adler, Second Secretary at the Australian Embassy to Cambodia. This was the second session with MoWA for presentations and discussions related to GRB, with the first having been held [...]


On 13 August 2021, Mr Andreas Zurbrugg, the Deputy Ambassador of the Australian Embassy to Cambodia, visited one of the 22 accessible ramps recently funded by the Government of Australia and a Physical Rehabilitation Centre (PRC) in the Kampong Cham province. The visit was organised by the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program through its Implementing Partner (IP), Humanity & Inclusion (HI), in coordination with Representatives Self-Help Disability Organization Batheay District (RSDOB), an organisation working with persons [...]


On 12 August 2021, the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, with the support from the Australian Government, inaugurated twenty-two accessible ramps in five provinces (Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu, Siem Reap, Battambang, and Kratie), and additionally launched five educational, animated videos on technical standards for physical accessibility infrastructure for persons with disabilities. (more…)


On August 6th, 2021, with support from the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, the Disability Action Council Secretariat (DAC-S) chaired the 7th Disability Workstream Quarterly Meeting. The objective of the meeting was to review progress on the Program’s activities during the previous quarter, review and discuss implementation challenges and identify possible solutions, and set priorities for the next quarter as well as strategies to build linkages with the ACCESS Phase II interventions. The meeting [...]