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National government officials attended training on Disability Inclusion (DI) facilitated through the Australian-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program. Representatives from key stakeholders working together to eradicate gender-based violence (GBV) in Cambodia, including the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), Ministry of Economic and Finance (MEF), Ministry of Interior, and the National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development, attended the training. This event was an excellent opportunity to share and learn about the success and challenges of working on issues [...]


On 24 December 2021, the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) and Light For the World co-organised the National Inclusive Employment Forum for 2021, with the support from the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program. (more…)


On 17 December 2021, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) and the Australian Embassy to Cambodia co-chaired the Sixth Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Steering Committee (ASC) Meeting to review the ACCESS Stage impacts achieved and to reflect on lessons learned. ACCESS Stage 1 period was consists of September 2018 to September 2021 implementation period. The ASC also endorsed the ACCESS Year 4 Annual Work Plan. (more…)


The Australian Government through the DFAT-funded Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program is working in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia including the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, Youth and Rehabilitation (MoSVY) and ACCESS Implementing Partners (IPs) to promote disability inclusion through the implementation of the National Disability Strategic Plan (NDSP). (more…)


Ms Korn Maly is a Cambodian Sign Language (CSL) translator at the Deaf Development Program (DDP). Since graduating high school, Maly has devoted her entire career to helping people with hearing impairments by empowering them with meaningful communication methods. She said: “I love my chosen career path as I empower people with hearing impairments with opportunities to communicate effectively. Seeing their satisfied smile is something that continues to motivate me.” Maly is an outstanding Sign Language Interpreter, using sign language, [...]


On 29-30 November 2021, the Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs (PDoWA) from nine provinces received virtual regional training on the Minimum Standards of Basic Counselling (MSBC) for Women and Girls affected by gender-based violence (GBV). The training session was chaired by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) through the DFAT-funded Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program. (more…)


The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program celebrated the 23rd National Day for Persons with Disabilities and the 39th International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on 3 December 2021. In partnership with the Department of Welfare for Persons with Disabilities (DWPD) of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MOSVY), the team supported the development and launch of the “OAKAS” App and a Disability Information Management System (DIMS). This year IDPD celebrated under 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, [...]