Strey Khmer hosts a range of trainings to Cambodian women to promote strategies and provide current information relating to women’s leaderships and the laws as they relate to women’s equality and their rights. Most recently, these have included training on women’s representation in their communities and in the election processes with the Commune and National elections coming up in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Additionally, we provide training on women’s rights and gender based violence, migrant workers rights (and safe migration) along with teaching women about their rights in relation to land-grabbing and forced evictions. These trainings help to address some of the major problems experienced by the women in our target communities in the Battambang Province and Phnom Penh.
The overarching goal of this programme of work is to empower women in the urban and rural communities where we work to become advocates for their rights, with a focus on women’s leadership, women’s safety and women’s economic and social independence. By hosting these trainings we have created a network of resources, support and information for women to access to empower themselves when dealing with the issues that impact their lives.
The intended long-term outcomes of our training programme are:
1. Women in our target communities are aware of their rights as they relate to legal and policy frameworks. These include (but are not limited to) employment, gender-based violence, women’s leadership and political participation, land law and rights and laws relating to migration.
2. Women are able to identify the issues as they relate to them and are confident to challenge and participate in decision-making processes in their communities
3. Increased women’s leadership and political participation in their communities in the urban and rural areas
All of Strey Khmer’s training programmes feature a ‘training the trainers’ component to promote the sustainability and dissemination of the knowledge and tools featured within each of our training schedules.
By addressing the issues most relevant to women in our target communities (lack of women’s representation in decision-making processes, land rights, migrant worker contract violations, gender based violence), we are supporting the empowerment of women to fight against the injustices they face.