Supporting efforts to prevent gender based violenceSovithiea
Globally, one in three women experience either physical or sexual abuse, often perpetrated by someone they know. In Cambodia, one in five women have reported experiencing intimate partner violence.
On February 26, the Embassy was proud to join the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and a group of high-level officials from six provinces who came together in Phnom Penh for training on Minimum Standards for Basic Counseling for Women and Girls Survivors of Gender Based Violence. Participants left with practical tools on how to implement the guidelines, a network of colleagues across the country, and resources to help them pass on what they have learned.
The training, supported through Australia’s ACCESS program in partnership with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, is one crucial step towards making sure quality services are reaching those in the community who need them most.