Author - Sovithiea

Not giving up - 28 October 2020

The Australian Government is supporting Cambodia’s Persons with Disabilities Foundation and Disabled People’s Organisations to ensure that people with disabilities can access the services they need. As Ms. Eng Mala from Kratie Province, told Ambassador Kang, “even though one may have a disability, one can still do the same work as others. Do not give up.” (more…)


Mr. Chheang Sengley was born with a congenital hand amputation to a farming family in Kratie. After graduating high school in 1999, he was discriminated against for his disability and prevented from sitting his pedagogy examination. Mr. Sengley recalls, “I was disappointed that society did not value me, especially as I had studied hard to achieve my dream of becoming a teacher”. Deciding to study English Literature instead, Sengley attended a private school in Kampong Cham province, through which he [...]


The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program supported ADD International in Cambodia organizing a project kick-off workshop and a roundtable discussion on the importance and relevance of disability inclusion within response services to address gender-based violence (GBV). ADD international, which focuses on strengthening women-led Disabled People’s Organisations and disabled women’s networks to lead primary prevention interventions targeting women and girls with disabilities, including the most vulnerable, is one of 14 organisations engaged through a grants process to [...]


On October 20th, 2020, His Excellency Pablo Kang, the Australian Ambassador to Cambodia, was pleased to open a workshop on the ‘Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence and the Protection of Victims’, organized by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs with supported from the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program. The purpose of the workshop to mainstream and enhance the understanding of the Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Protection of Victims. (more…)


On the 19th of October 2020, the Australian-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program supported the Department of Welfare for Persons with Disabilities (DWPD) in organising a consultation workshop on “Economic Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Cambodia in the context of COVID-19.” (more…)


Under the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, which seeks to improve the sustainability, quality, and inclusiveness of services for persons with disabilities and women affected by gender-based violence (GBV), the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) organised a capacity development workshop for young Judicial Police Officers to more effectively address the needs of GBV survivors. (more…)


Last week Embassy staff visited a Physical Rehabilitation Centre (PRC) in Phnom Penh to handover COVID-19 protective material to the Centre and meet with some of their clients. (more…)


On August 27 and 28, in collaboration with the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs organised a training on “Referral Guidelines for Women and Girl Survivors of Gender-Based Violence”. The objective of the training was to increase participants’ skills in providing survivor-centred case management and referrals based on the requisite guidelines, and to further learn about case registration, referral forms and data collection. (more…)


On August 27, 2020, as part of the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization (CDPO) organised a national discussion focusing on disability inclusion within social protection interventions. Participants included the Department of Welfare for Persons with Disabilities (DWPD), the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), the Department of Social Welfare, the Identification of Poor Households Program (IDPoor) of the Ministry of Planning (MoP), CDPO and Disabled People’s Organization (DPOs), as [...]