NGOs identify challenges in gender equality

Civil society organisations yesterday identified physical, mental and sexual violence against women are still challenges yet to be addressed by the government.

The NGOs also said the government has not done enough to open doors for women in institutions.

Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said the promotion of gender equality in the Kingdom is making significant progress, with many women contributing to development.

Ms Sopheap said however the number of women in senior leadership government positions is less than ideal.

“We have observed in the government, the key people in leadership positions are mostly men,” she said. “The government has to put in great effort in integrating more women in major decision-making processes.”

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