Development and assistance for women

Women’s development NGOs

The changing face of Cambodian leadership

Eight years since ascending into a leadership position with the most active human rights organisation in Cambodia, Chak Sopheap has never forgotten a debate she had with herself about whether she should accept the promotion.  The story of a young, female leader would be an inspiration ...

NASA DIP

Lao Authorities and Women’s Union Assist Trafficking Victims

Lao authorities in cooperation with the Lao Women’s Union have successfully assisted two young women who became victims of human trafficking. The young women, aged between 14 and 16 years, were to be trafficked to China following a deal brokered between their parents and a trafficking ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

New Initiative To Advance Women’s Entrepreneurship In Asia-Pacific Launched

A new initiative to advance women’s entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific was launched on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with financial support from Global ...

‘Women Make the News’: Online Database Connects Journalists to Thai Female Experts

Alarmed by the low number of women experts interviewed on mainstream media, UNESCO Bangkok has launched a website that links Thai journalists and researchers to female academics, government officials, corporate leaders, and NGO activists. Keep reading ...

Mong Palatino

Activists say urban insecurity hampers women’s capacity

Women’s rights activists have called on the government to consider the needs of women in its delivery of public services while also increasing its budget for women, and enacting and enforcing laws and policies to protect and promote their rights. Action Aid Myanmar, in cooperation with ...

UN chief calls for empowerment of women as “agents of change”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a message to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, has called for the empowerment of women as “agents of change” to address pressing problems. In poor parts of the world today, women still risk death in the process of giving ...

Domestic violence dips as couples share work

A program aimed at relaxing rigid gender norms has cut domestic violence in six communities, a gender equity NGO said on 16 December as it wrapped up its three-year run. Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) set out to improve community life by relaxing gender restrictions on ...

Cambodia ranks low on gender equality

In spite of gains, gender inequality in Cambodia remains significant, particularly in education and political empowerment, according to the World Economic Forum’s recently released 2015 Global Gender Gap Report. While the Kingdom is ranked 109 out of 145 countries in the world, slipping one place compared with ...

Cambodian groups aim to end violence against women

A worldwide, 16-day campaign to end violence against women kicked off in Cambodia on 25 November, with NGOs, the United Nations and government agencies intensifying their efforts toward preventative measures. Spanning from the International Day for Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls until Human Rights Day on ...

Myanmar rural women organise nationwide network

Widow and mother of four Daw Nyo Nyo San saw years of hard work pay off as she aided in the 15 October launch of May Doe Kabar (Women’s World), a group dedicated to educating rural women about their rights, providing them with small loans ...

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