Gender Democracy

Signing the cooperation agreement with Women's Ressource Centre in Siem Reap

Happy to learn from Khim Pisey about the new ideas on the Positive Parenting Program including ideas such as questioning gender roles, shedding light on alcohol abuse, providing financial training, talking about the difference between needs and wants. Glad to have such a strong and progressive partner organisation at our side.

Dreaming Together

Public talk on gender politics in Asia

In light of the International Women’s  Day, the Heinrich Boell Foundation Cambodia organized a talk titled “Doing Gender – Aspects of Gender and LGBTIQ Politics in Asia”.

By Lea Huber

Riel Change Project 2017 - Financial Management and Life Skills for Women

Financial Management and life skills for women- To promote women to develop their livelihood via training them on how to manage income, saving skill, life skills, how to make sufficient budget, health care, good custom for life, how to use money correctly. All lessons are useful for them and their family members to prevent from risks that might happened and build harmony condition in family, which are ways to reduce violent…

By Chuon Chamrong
All articles and videos on gender democracy

Sex – it’s not just a man’s thing

  • Why do some people think that sex is “a man’s thing” without questioning the origin of this assumption?
  • Why do some people support the restriction on women’s sexual autonomy but not support similar restrictions on men’s sexual behaviour?

Read the full article: https://m.phnompenhpost.com/opinion/sex-its-not-just-mans-thing

About hbs Cambodia

Despite considerable progress in the past decade, Cambodian women’s participation in political institutions as well as non-formal bodies of political representation remains limited. In response, the Cambodia Gender Democracy program of the Heinrich Böll Foundation is formulated around two main objectives: Contribute to the gender discourse at the national level, in order to shape a genuine national gender democracy perspective. This involves linking gender with environment, as women are the primary actors in agriculture and play a key role in the management of natural resources. Enhance rural women’s participation in politics through the development of grassroots forms of representation, and increase their capacity to push their own agenda for emancipation and the development of their communities. International gender concepts and terminology are not always compatible within the local context, requiring pioneering work to foster a dialogue between various societal groups and stakeholders. The Cambodia Country office uses alternative media such as film and radio in addition to usual dialogue methods to expand the debate, provoke new perspectives, and integrate new, young activists.