Support to Cambodians seeking to end violence towards women and girls!

Support to Cambodians seeking to end violence towards women and girls!

One in five Cambodian women aged 15-64 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Women with disabilities experience much higher levels of all forms of violence.

The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) is supporting role models like Ngin Sarin, Judicial Police Officer from the Siem Reap Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs, who are dedicating their lives to supporting access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence.

“I am really happy to support the survivors who suffered from violence when they seek help. Our main role is to file complaints for vulnerable or mentally impaired victims, prepare the reports, conduct criminal investigations and monitor the court cases, including hearing and conviction” said Mrs. Ngin Sarin, “I strongly encourage all survivors who experienced gender-based violence to come to us. We are here to provide them with the assistance they need”.

In recognition of the #16days campaign, we are shining a light on the actions of Cambodians to end violence against women and girls through projects supported by Australia.