NGO-CEDAW will be holding an annual debate for university students beginning in 2018. Students will first attend workshops on women’s rights under Cambodian and international law, covering CEDAW gender equality and gender-based violence. Finalists are chosen by a judging panel after a mock debate. Successful participants will then debate a specific topic on women’s rights at a public event to be promoted on social media. Debaters can compete for scholarships.
NGO-CEDAW is no longer accepting applications for the 2018 debate. The debate is scheduled for 2 December 2018. The topic is the influence of Khmer Beliefs, Customs and Traditions on Women. The location is Paññāsāstra University in Phnom Penh on Norodom Blvd at 3pm. We welcome members of the public, especially youth, to attend.