International Women’s Day, March 8

March 8 is International Women’s Day.

For 2018, NGO-CEDAW co-hosted a launch event for the new EU-funded project “Voices for Gender Equality.”  The launch, held in Phnom Penh on 7 March 2018 celebrated the work of DCA, CCHR, CCIM and NGO-CEDAW in creating art-based behavior-changing initiatives, working with communities and individuals to improve monitoring and media coverage of women’s and LGBTQ human rights, and in seeking an end to gender-based violence.

In 2017, NGO-CEDAW is producing two original radio broadcasts and co-producing a video story with social media personality DJ Nana. In Khmer:

In 2016, NGO-CEDAW exhibited Dignity Project art in Siem Reap and in Phnom Penh, highlighting the need to erase the stigma attached to surviving domestic violence.  The exhibitions also advocated amending the laws on domestic violence to provide better access to justice for women and girls at risk of violence.  In 2017, NGO-CEDAW will continue to share the artwork created for the Dignity Project with a broader audience in Cambodia.

2015 marked 20 years since the women’s rights conference in Beijing.  The UN held a special Beijing +20 conference in New York, and NGO-CEDAW sponsored two representatives from its membership to attend the events. They then continued to other regions (one to Washington, D.C. and the other to Minnesota) to meet with women’s rights organizations working in the U.S.

NGO-CEDAW staff joined LICADHO and other members in a march from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to the women’s prison to call for better justice for women in Cambodia.

Later, NGO-CEDAW staff joined ActionAid’s dance for safer cities for women.