Author - Sovithiea

Stop blaming survivors. Women have the right to dress how they want. Physical appearance or certain types of clothing are not an invitation to be sexually violated, harassed or raped. Sexual violence is against the law.

Today is #IDEVAW and also marks the first day of the #16Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign. Over the next 16 days we will post daily on the Australian Embassy Facebook page and Twitter account, in support of gender equality and advocating an end to violence against women. #EndingViolenceAgainstWomen is a priority for Australia domestically and in our international efforts.

On 19 November 2020, the Australian Deputy Ambassador to Cambodia, Mr. Luke Arnold, through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, distributed flood relief items to four Cambodian Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) and directly to around 600 persons with disabilities that were recently affected by the devastating floods that swept across the Battambang province. These items included 6,000 kg of rice, 6,000 cans of fish, 2,400 bars of soap and 600 mosquito nets. This follows the distribution [...]

Last month Deputy Ambassador, Luke Arnold, co-chaired the 4th ACCESS Steering Committee meeting with His Excellency Em Chan Makara, Secretary of State, Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), and Secretary General, Disability Action Council Secretariat General. (more…)

On 28 October 2020, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA)organised the fourth GBV workstream quarterly meeting with the support of the Government of Australia through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program. Representatives from the Australian Embassy, MoWA, Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs (PDoWA) from three priority provinces, Ministry of Interior, and Disability Action Council (DAC) were in attendance. (more…)

The continuity of prevention and response services to women affected by Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is imperative in the COVID-19 context. On 28 October 2020, representatives from the Australian Embassy to Cambodia distributed COVID-19 protective equipment and GBV response information materials to implementing partners and vulnerable women. (more…)