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The Disability Action Council Secretariat General (DAC-SG) and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) hosted a training session on negotiation skills for women, including those with disabilities from 14 to 17 June 2022. The organising institutions believe it is a crucial skill for the community to stake a claim on their rights in accessing services addressing gender-based violence (GBV). The Australian Government supported the training through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program. “Negotiation skills are very important [...]


proud to support people with disabilities in , including through funding physical rehabilitation centres like the one@dfat Secretary Kathryn Campbell visited yesterday. We will continue to help ensure there is the right level of support for these critical workplaces , including through funding physical rehabilitation centres like the one @dfatSecretary Kathryn Campbell visited yesterday. We will continue to help ensure there is the right level of support for these critical workplaces Link to the original post on Twitter https://t.co/6eTGJwR4U7


As part of her trip to Cambodia, Ms Kathryn Campbell AO CSC and Bar, Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade , visited the Kien Khleang National Physical Rehabilitation Centre in Phnom Penh. The visit provided an opportunity for the Secretary to see one of the centre supported by the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable and Sustainable Services (#ACCESS) program. The Secretary also met clients and staff to talk about the achievements and challenges of providing quality, sustainable [...]


The meeting of the 26th Technical Working Group on Gender – Gender-Based Violence (TWGG-GBV) ​on 9 June 2022 saw several women’s rights advocates and practitioners gather to discuss the progress and priorities of the National Action Plan on Prevention of Violence Against Women (NAPVAW III). In attendance were representatives from 51 institutions, including ministries, civil society, and development partners, among other stakeholders in Cambodia, who are signatories to NAPVAW III. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) and UN Women jointly [...]


Mr Connor Floyd, Second Secretary at the Australian Embassy in Cambodia, in his welcome remark to participants of the training of trainers (ToT) on Technical Standards on Physical Accessibility for persons with disabilities, emphasised the importance of enabling environments to facilitate the access of persons with disabilities to a variety of services. He stated that accessible infrastructure would enable active participation of persons with disabilities, including children, to better access education, vocational training courses, job opportunities, and other critical [...]


“This meeting presents a significant opportunity for Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) to share concerns and challenges with policymakers”, stated Ms Cheat Sokha, Head of the Spinal Cord Injury Association, while addressing the participants of the fourth dialogue between policymakers and OPDs on “Disability-Inclusive Social Protection and Restoration of the Livelihoods of Persons with Disabilities in the Post-COVID-19 period” that was conducted on 9 May 2022. She added, “I will share key recommendations from this dialogue today with [...]


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…)