Workshop on the Provision of Lawyer Services to Poor Women and Girls

Workshop on the Provision of Lawyer Services to Poor Women and Girls

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’.

Her Excellency Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi, who is the President of CNCW as well as the Minister of Women’s Affairs, presided over the meeting.

As part of the meeting’s agenda, discussions were held on the process of implementing the pilot project to provide lawyer services to survivors of violence. CNCW collaborated with the Provincial Departments of Women’s Affairs through judicial police officers/agents in collecting cases and in facilitating access to legal services and advice for survivors.

Her Excellency, Dr. Phavi, appreciated the support of the ACCESS Program in ensuring that effective, sustainable, and inclusive services were available to persons with disabilities and women affected by gender-based violence.

ACCESS is working in partnership with MoWA and 14 Implementing Partners to provide sustainable response services to women affected by gender-based violence.