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We recently visited Prey Veng, Tboung Khmum, and Kampong Cham provinces with government agencies and development partners including the MoSVY Cambodia, UNICEF Cambodia and UNDP Cambodia to observe the progress of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) and their collaboration with local authorities toward the promotion of inclusive social protection at the sub-national level. We also visited a physical rehabilitation centre in Kampong Cham to learn about the progress on the various services being provided at the centre. is proud [...]


On 29 July 2022, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), in collaboration with The Asia Foundation, Legal Aid of Cambodia (LAC), and Women Peace Makers, organised a closing ceremony to mark the completion of a series of regional training on ‘Essential Service Packages for Service Providers that Support Women Experiencing Gender-Based Violence’. With support from the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, the training was provided to representatives from nine Provincial Departments of [...]


On 22 July 2022, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), in collaboration with, The Asia Foundation, and Women Peace Makers, organised the closing ceremony of the training series on ‘Essential Service Packages for Service Providers that Support Women Experiencing Gender-Based Violence (GBV)’. With support from the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, the training was provided to ACCESS Implementing Partners (IPs) working in the GBV stream. The training series covered five essential service packages, [...]


On 14 July 2022, with support from the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, the General Secretariat of the Disability Action Council (DAC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) organised a training on the utilisation of DAC’s web application for data entry and reporting on NDSP 2. The training was delivered to Disability Action Working Groups from Ministries, Provincial DACs and institutions, and representatives of Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation (CDPO). This training aimed [...]


The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, in coordination with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), is supporting the Women’s Development Centre in Siem Reap and Kampong Speu provinces to pilot a project aimed at advancing the economic empowerment of women, including those with disabilities, who are at risk of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). On 26 May 2022, Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang and H.E Dr Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women’s Affairs, attended the launch of a pilot project [...]


“Service providers may be negatively impacted or stressed by the psychological problems of the gender-based violence survivors that they are supporting. In this circumstance, it is important for a service provider to be aware of their feelings, and develop coping strategies for their work,” noted Dr Chhim Sotheara, Executive Director of Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO), during the training on minimum standards for basic counselling and stress management for service providers working with women and girl survivors of GBV. This training, [...]


On 4 May 2022, the Australian Embassy in Cambodia hosted the Competitive Investment Mechanism Panel (CIMP) meeting, chaired by Mr Connor Floyd, Second Secretary at the Australian Embassy to Cambodia. Representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), the Disability Action Council, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Interior and the Australia – Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) attended the meeting. It aimed to review the [...]


On 3 May 2022, the Australian Government supported the Cambodian National Council for Women (CNCW) in organising an Annual Reflection Meeting on legal service provision to women and girl survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). The meeting aimed to reflect on the efforts that had been implemented to aid the provision of legal services to poor women and girls affected by GBV, as well as the facilitation of legal education in 2021. The meeting aimed to further strengthen the cooperation between [...]


This year’s theme is “Orange the World: End Violence Against Women NOW!” The Embassy and ACCESS program staff came together in support of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign against gender-based violence to raise awareness, challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for an end to violence against women in Cambodia and across the globe. The campaign reminds us that together we can combat and eliminate violence against women, ensuring that all women and girls live a life that is free from all [...]