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Australia Supports Economic Empowerment For Survivors Of Gender-Based Violence

MGO News 05-27


The Australian Government is supporting economic empowerment for survivors of gender-based violence in Cambodia, according to the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh.

Yesterday, H.E. Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women’s Affairs and Australian Ambassador H.E. Pablo Kang attended the launch of a pilot project on economic empowerment for women, including those with disabilities, who are at risk of gender-based violence (GBV).

The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable and Sustainable Services (ACCESS) programme is supporting Ministry of Women’s Affairs of Cambodia (MoWA) to conduct a one year pilot project with Women’s Development Centres in Siem Reap and Kampong Speu provinces.


It is hoped this one-year project will provide a sustainable model of vocational training and economic empowerment for GBV survivors, the embassy added.

“The Australian Embassy would like to congratulate H.E. Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi and the MoWA team for prioritising women’s economic empowerment and for making it a strong commitment of Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship. We wish this pilot project the best of success,” stressed the embassy.

Source: AKP

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