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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 [...]

Ambassador Kang and his family, as well as Deputy Ambassador Andreas Zurbrugg, recently visited Cambodian Women Crisis Centres (CWCC) in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, respectively. At both centres, Ambassador Kang and Deputy Ambassador Zurbrugg handed over a variety of educational materials, including 813 textbooks, 98 story books, stationery, 3 computers, 3 smart TVs, and 6 sets of tables and chairs. These supplies will help support the children’s libraries, as well as the literacy classes that are run for the [...]

First ACCESS Steering Committee meeting took place on the 7 March at the Cambodiana hotel. The Committee reviewed and endorsed the proposed ACCESS strategic directions, priorities and geographic coverage for ACCESS activities, and assessment criteria for the competitive grants as well as to provide an update on the launch preparations and other activities to June 2019.

ACCESS Fact Sheet - 1 March 2019

The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) program is a three-year (2018-2021) Australian Government initiative.Over three years, Australia will commit AUD 15 million through ACCESS to improve the sustainability, quality and inclusiveness of services for persons with disabilities and for women affected by gender-based violence (GBV). (more…)

First ACCESS Competitive Investment Mechanism Panel (CIMP) meeting took place on the 26 February at ACCESS office. The committee agreed the process for the grants mechanism (for submission to Steering Committee), including assessment criteria.

The ACCESS consultation workshop on Disability workstream priorities took place on 25 February at the Himawari Hotel. Members of the Disability Secretariat General of DAC from 29 Ministries including the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, and representatives from relevant development partners, Disabled People Organizations, NGOs and the private sector participated in this workshop.

The ACCESS consultation workshop on GBV workstream priorities took place on 7 February at the Cambodiana Hotel. Members of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs Technical Working Group on Gender- Sub-committee on GBV (TWGG-GBV) including 19 line Ministries, representatives from relevant development partners, Disabled People Organizations, NGOs and the private sector participated in this workshop.