Official launch ceremony of the third National Action Plan for Prevention of Violence Against Women (NAPVAW III)

Official launch ceremony of the third National Action Plan for Prevention of Violence Against Women (NAPVAW III)

On January 19th, H.E Pablo Kang, the Australian Ambassador to Cambodia, was pleased to address remarks to participants remotely during the Official Launch of the third National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women (NAPVAW III), presided over by His Excellency Samdech Krolahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior.

NAPVAW III 2019-2023 is a crucial strategy to prevent and eliminate violence against women, with a primary focus on prevention, legal protection, prosecution, and the improvement of service delivery to survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and their children.

H.E. Pablo Kang stated: “I am proud of Australia’s role in helping the Ministry of Women’s Affairs develop Cambodia’s third National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women, just as I am proud of the fact that Australia contributed to the development and implementation of the first and second Action Plans.”

As for H.E. Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women’s Affairs, she expressed her appreciation to the Australian Government for its partnership and support since the inception of preparing this document until its official launch.

“I also would like to thank all relevant ministries and institutions that have been working hard to provide services to survivors and I invite them to continue this cooperation to ensure sustainability in responding and providing services to survivors of GBV.”

ACCESS is working in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia, the United Nations, and civil society organisations to improve the sustainability and inclusiveness of services in Cambodia for persons with disabilities and women affected by GBV.