On 19th November 2018 Heinrich Boll Foundation and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Royal University of Phnom Penh signed an Agreement of cooperation in the field of Gender Research and Women's Empowerment. The project aims at open up discussions surrounding ‘gender equity’ and ‘women’s empowerment’ within Cambodia as well as to discuss on how these topics can be conceived within the Cambodian context.
I have been online harassed countless of times. It's not only because I'm outspoken, but also because I'm a woman. I believe that many women have similar experience online simply because they are women. I have received harassment messages as well as unsolicited genital pictures and pornography.
On 22nd and 24th July 2018 hbs Cambodia invited the all-female dance company New Cambodian Artists for performances at the National Museum. The amazing dance pieces dealt with topics such as domestic violence, growing up, sadness and happiness, and the American bombing of Cambodian territory during the Indochina war. Follow the great dance company on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewCambodianArtists/
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.
The High-Level Segment saw representatives from regions across the world make remarks on the protection of LGBTI persons – from Argentina, to Malta, to Pakistan. This shows that SOGIESC issues are of true global importance. We invite you to take a look at these remarks by clicking on the following link: high-level_segment_report.pdf
Reflection meeting with Potential Political Women Candidates (PPWCs) to warm up, coaching and facilitating the sharing of experiences and planning for running election by AMARA in Siem Reap province, fund contributed to this project by HBF Cambodia.
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…
Cambodia - A joyous wedding preparation – celebrating a new chapter in a young wife’s as she steps into the unknown with anxious excitement. Stuck in abusive structures – the pain and suffering is hidden behind feminine beauty and a smile. But once the line is crossed too many times, the pain can be ignored no longer. Taking a stand – finding strength and courage, united as one, to have a voice and say ‘no more violence’.
The huge majority of Tuktuk drivers work on the streets in Phnom Penh nowadays are male. T here are only few women transporting passengers as this is commonly regarded as men’s work. Along the street near Toul Tom Pong market there is a Tuktuk lady who stands by most of the time.
The repression of NGOs and other civil society groups increases worldwide, which leads to a decline of democratic freedom. This issue should be added to the agenda of national parliaments and multilateral organizations.
Thida Khus is the Executive Director of SILAKA, a Cambodian NGO that has been working since 1997 to increase the participation of women in Cambodia. Thida will be speaking at the Heinrich Böll Foundation about the situation of women in Southeast Asia.