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This week, to mark International Women’s Day, Ambassador Kang and the Australian Embassy team would like to take the opportunity to celebrate some of the amazing Cambodian women with whom we work. These women are leaders in their fields and truly embody the theme of this year’s #IWD “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.


On 23 February 2021, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) organised a meeting on the Aide-Memoire Guidelines on Good Practices in Mediation as a Response to Violence Against Women. This meeting was organised with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program. (more…)


On February 19, 2021, with support from the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS),  and in collaboration with UN Women, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) organised a one-day Technical Working Group-Gender Based Violence (TWG-GBV) meeting to introduce the Annual Operational Plan (AOP) format to implement the third National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women (NAPVAWIII) and collect inputs from members. (more…)


On 17 February 2021, the six-monthly reflection workshop was organised to focus on program implementation experience during the July – December 2020 period, and to note lessons learnt and formulate a revised action plan. The workshop also discussed priorities for the remaining time in Year 3 and beyond. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made this reflection exercise even more essential considering the increased need for the Program to demonstrate adaptation and flexibility in implementation to overcome challenges associated with [...]


On February 9th , 2021, at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), the Cambodian National Council for Women (CNCW) and MoWA,  with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, organised a consultation workshop titled the ‘Provision of Lawyer Services to Poor Women and Girls Affected by Violence’. (more…)


The ACCESS Program organizes quarterly meetings of the Disability Workstream, chaired by the Disability Action Council (DAC) Secretariat. The most recent meeting was held on 5 February 2021 and included participation from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, DAC, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Women Affairs, Agile Development Group, Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation, Chamroeun Microfinance Plc., Humanity & Inclusion, Light for The World, UNDP, and ADD International. (more…)


With the support of the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, on February 3rd , 2021, at Dara Airport Hotel, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) chaired the technical-level meeting between MoWA, the Ministry of Interior (MoI), and the National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD). The meeting’s participants included MOI’s Administrative Department Director, representatives from Department of Administration Department of Capital, Khan and Provincial Administrative Affairs and ACCESS Implementing Partners (IPs) including [...]


Commune Investment Plan is a process of building development plan, prioritization, and decision making at sub-national and it is a part of decentralisation reform by Royal Government of Cambodia. Under the support of the Australian Government through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program, the inclusive Commune Investment Plan (CIP) is one of the key interventions UNDP and CDPO have actioned to ensure the needs of persons with disabilities are well reflected in each commune’s budget. It [...]


The ACCESS Program organizes quarterly meetings of the Gender-Based Violence Workstream, chaired by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA). The most recent meeting was held on 28 January 2021 and included representatives from MoWA, Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs from three priority provinces, Disability Action Council (DAC), Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), ACCESS Implementing Partners (including TPO, CWCC, LAC, UN Women, UNFPA, CARE, TAF, and [...]