CREATING GENDER STUDY CURRICULUM IN ACADEMIC IS TO ADDRESS GENDER STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND GENDER RELATED TOPICS.

Phnom Penh 08 July 20014 – Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) and Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) are implementing a project “Gender Mainstreaming in Academic Year” in Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) under supported by AECID through PYD since 2011.

Center for Population Studies (CPS) of the RUPP and GADC conducted the collaborative study on the feasibility on demand for gender related studies at tertiary education. This study aimed to explore the demand for gender studies a level of tertiary education, potential aspects of gender course to be taught and potential berries for universities to provide such course. The study found that the high demand for gender related studies in higher education and the offering for a gender course and gender related topic in curriculum. While the high demand for more gender course in curriculum, the providing of gender course at the universities were not enough to understand key gender issues and theories, particularly related to Cambodia context.

The prominent of gender issues in Cambodia society needs to address such as domestic violence, discrimination against women, and low level of women’s participation in social and economic development. Moreover, the finding of the study, some constraints in providing gender related course in university education were reported by academic staff, including the lack of gender specialists among university staff, particularly female lecture, and inadequate academic resources such as textbooks, research, and case studies focused on the Cambodia context.      

Therefore, RUPP and GADC aim to create the gender studies curriculum in the academic study for universities to include it in their study programme. The curriculum will fill a gape of gender studies in the university level. In addition, GADC will build the capacity of university lecturers to teach the gender course in their universities.

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Media Advisory: Consultative Workshop on Gender Studies Curriculum in Academic

08 July 2014 – Joining a consultative workshop on gender study curriculum in Academic to address gender studies – potential aspects of gender course to be taught and barriers for universities to provide such course to college students – in higher education and gender related topics in curriculum will make college students to understand key gender issues, particularly related to Cambodia context.

Therefore, Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) and Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) aim to create the gender studies curriculum in the academic study for universities and builds the capacity of university lecturers to teach the gender course in their universities.

 WHATIntroduce a draft of gender studies curriculum to key persons and consult and gather the potentials  comments  to  improve the quality of Gender Studies Curriculum   
 WHOMinistry of Women Affair representatives, Ministry of Education Youth and Sport representatives,  public and private  academic institutions, and NGOs staff  
 WHENWednesday, July 09, 2014, 8:00am – 12:00pm  
 WHEREOrchidee Restaurant (#106, Pasteur (St. 51), corner of Chakrey Ponn (St. 208), Phnom Penh)

Public Forum on Gender and the Implementation of Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence and the Protection of the Victims

04 July 2014  Public forum to discuss and share information related to domestic violence law (DV Law). Women and girls need strong support when they turn to the Law; public understanding of it must improve; and many deep-set opinions need to change. 250 participants including civil society, commune councilors from provinces, university representatives and college students in Phnom Penh will participate in a public forum “Gender and the Implementation of Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence and the Protection of the Victims” on Saturday, July  5th.

The forum is being organized by Royal University of Phnom Penh and Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) funded by Spanish Agency of International Development Cooperation through Paz y Desarrollo (Peace and Development) – a Spanish non-governmental organization. 

WHO    :              Local and international organizations, commune councilors and college students

WHAT  :              Sharing the information of the mechanism of the implementation of “Domestic Violence Law”                                  to deal with domestic violence issues and the effect of law implementation to victims

WHEN  :              Saturday, July 05, 2014, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

WHERE:              Royal University of Phnom Penh at Dombol Touk building (Boat roof building)