Orientation workshop on “Gender Study Curriculum” to RUPP lectures

Phnom Penh 27 June 2014 – Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) is pleased to inform an orientation workshop on “Gender Study Curriculum” to RUPP lectures which will be held on 17-18 July 2014 at Orchidee Restaurant (#106, Pasteur (St. 51), corner of Chakrey Ponn (St. 208), Phnom Penh).

Purpose of the workshop

  • To familiarize oneself with the finalized curriculum for gender studies course in Khmer language,
  • To obtain advanced knowledge about emerging issues such as intersectionality, sexualities, gender-based violence with a focus on violence against boys and men,
  • To test some study questions collectively developed by participants to the consultative workshop on 9 July, and
  • To clarify any matters in the final curriculum with the consultant Kasumi to have a clear understanding about the curriculum for a practical usage. 

Below is the agenda for a 2-day workshop

Consultative workshop on “Gender Study Curriculum”

Phnom Penh 26 June 2014 – Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) is pleased to inform a consultative workshop on “Gender Study Curriculum” which will be held on July 9 2014 at Orchidee restaurant (#106, Pasteur (St. 51), corner of Chakrey Ponn (St. 208), Phnom Penh).

The workshop aims to introduce a draft gender studies curriculum to key persons from public and private academic institution, government staff, and NGOs staff; also, to consult and gather the potentials comments and input to improve the quality of Gender Studies Curriculum. 

About 25 participants will join this workshops on July 9 2014. They are from public and private academic institutions, government staff, and NGOs staffs who are able to provide potentials input and comment on the draft of gender studies curriculum. There have experiences on the gender issues and gender studies.

Agenda

 Time  Content/Topic Responsible
 8:30-9:00  Registrations RUPP & GADC’s staff
9:10-9:20 Welcome remark RUPP’s Representative
9:10-9:20 Introduction and background of the project “Gender Mainstreaming in  Academic  Year”  RUPP & GADC/PYD_ initiative  the Gender Studies Curriculum Ms. Ros Sopheak,  Executive Director of  GADC
9:20-10:00 Gender curriculum:  Gender course syllabus, some example from universities  Overview of the draft curriculum  Ms. Kasumi,  Consultant  Mr. Mina, Assistant
 10:00-10:20    Break    
 10:20-11:00   Discussion about study question in Gender Studies Curriculum:  Group discuss about study questions under each topic in the curriculum (Total 14  topics, participants divided into 2- 3 groups)    Ms. Kasumi,  Consultant  Mr. Mina, Assistant  RUPP & GADC’s Staff
11:00-12:00  Presentations for the group discussion Q&A   Ms. Kasumi,  Consultant  Mr. Mina, Assistant
 12:00    Lunch    

Public forum on “Gender Issue and the Implementation on Prevention Domestic Violence law

Phnom Penh 25 June 2014 – Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) is pleased to inform Public forum on “Gender and the Implementation of Domestic Violence Law” on 5 July 2014 which will be held at Royal university of Phnom Penh.

The forum aims to share 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 and perpetrators. The event is opened for all participants from difference background and institutions, including youths and students through learning and sharing their perspective and experience related to the topic.  

The event is join-organized by Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) and Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC).

For more information please download its schedule below:

Training on Gender Based Violence and HIV/AID

Phnom Penh 11 June 2014 – Gender and Development for Cambodia is pleased to inform a training on “Gender Based Violence and HIV and AIDS” to Reproductive Health Association of Cambdodia (RHAC).

The aim of the training is to build the capacity of the project staffs to respond to the needs to changes for women and girls and men and boys living with HIV to participate fully in and access of HIV-related services. 

Training objectives: 

  • Participants are able to identify the gender issues in Khmer social and culture norms, and to identify positive norms to promote gender in Cambodia;
  • Identify the impact in area of HIV/AIDS link with masculinity and gender based violence (GBV) and possible intervention and solution related to PLHIV; and
  • Participants are able to apply effective methods of HIV/AIDS and gender education in the project activities, and to advocate removal of barriers with local authority, health providers, and community people.

Over half (55%) of the cumulative HIV infection cases in the country are among females, prevention coverage for men who have sex with men and transgender people remains inadequate (Ministry of Health/NCHADS, 2013b), and there is an urgent need to reduce loss to follow-up along the cascade of services for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV (Sovannarith et al, 2012).

These facts indicate gender differences in the utilization of HIV services by different groups of men and women, particularly among most-at risk populations and people living with HIV. It also suggests that despite Cambodia’s impressive gains in reducing HIV rates, more needs to be done to ensure women and men, girls and boys are able to access a comprehensive range of HIV services (Gender Assessment Report-HIV Services-Cambodia 14 November 2013).

Consultative workshop on Gender Curriculum in Academic

Phnom Penh 11 June 2014 – Gender and Development for Cambodia is pleased to inform a consultative workshop on Gender Curriculum in Academic on June 26, 2014 starting at 8:00am-12:00pm at Orchidee restaurant. 

GADC aims to create the curriculum of gender studies into the academic study and advocate RUPP and other universities keep continue to pilot or adapt this gender curriculum in universities. The curriculum will be fill a gape of gender study in the university level, and build the capacity of university lecturers to teach the gender course in their university.

Objectives of the Workshop

  • To introduce the draft curriculum for gender studies to key persons from public and private academic institution, government staff, and NGOs staff
  • To consult and gather the potentials comments and input to improve the quality of Gender Curriculum 

Participants

About 25 participants will be joining the workshops on 26th June 2014. They are from public and private academic institution, government staff, and NGOs staffs who are able to provide potentials input and comment on the draft curriculum for gender studies. There are experienced on the gender issues and gender studies.  

Please download the agenda

Consultative Workshop on “Women, Leadership and Political Participation”

Phnom Penh 03 June 2014 – Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) is pleased to announce its consultative workshop on “Women, Leadership and Political Participation: The success and challenges at the national and sub-national levels”

GADC and CPWP with technical support of external consultant and financial support from PYD and Oxfam GB in cooperation with Center for Population Studies (CPS) carry out the study on Woman and Leadership in Political Participation.

For more information please download the agenda and the first draft of the research report which will be brought to discuss during the workshop.

National forum on the implementation of CEDAW Convention toward “Good Practice”

Phnom Penh 02 June 2014 – Gender and Development for Cambodia is pleased to inform the national forum on “Sharing the implementation of CEDAW toward good practice” on 10th-11th June 2014 at Sunway Hotel in Phnom Penh.

The participants come various places including network members (GADNet, CPWP,CMN,  NGOs CEDAW, COP, WLSN Women for All), unions, entertainment workers, LGBT, Gender café groups, COP, WLSN and Gender Core group, and youth and students.

The forum aims to create a national dialogue for network to better understand and respond the need for the implementation of CEDAW convention in Cambodia and opportunity for women and men discuss about women’s situation in Cambodia which focused on 5 areas: women’s economic empowerment; Women and education; Women and health; Violence against women; Women in public decision making and politic. In addition, this forum also open the floor for sharing cases of good practices and challenges of frontline service providers and stakeholder and strategy to get success.

Please download:

Gender Cafe Event

Date: 30th March 2014

Time: 8:30- 11:30

Venue: GADC office

Topic:  Gender based violence and my life  strategic

Objectives:

  • To review and clarify about what members have discussed and learnt from last year gender café, especially gender related concept.
  • To introduce women to one another and connect them.
  • To encourage member to share their gender related issue (GBV) in their family and work place and stimulate member to initiate solution. 

Please download its schedule and detail information

International Women Day

International Women Day

On 07 March 2014

“Solidarity among Women in Cambodia” at Panha Cheat University

Objective:

  1. To create space for women from different groups and from different generation to discuss on their concerns and to identify the priority of those issues;
  2. To offer opportunity for them to reflect on their past experiences and on how women should go forward into dialogue and support among themselves;
  3. To show the spirit of solidarity among women groups across generation on issues of their concerns;
  4. To announce and disseminate the outcome of the public and community through young women.

Please download the schedule and its purpose (Khmer language)

One Billion Rising 2014

What is One Billion Rising?

One Billion Rising was the biggest mass action in human history. The campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering UN statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. Over 10,000 events took place on the ground and the campaign took over media and social media worldwide for 48 hours, trending in 7 countries – 4 times in the US alone. The wildly successful grassroots campaign was covered widely by media in all corners of world including The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and many more.

What is V-Day?

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. The V-Day movement has raised over $100 million; educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, Egypt, and Iraq. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements and awards and is, one of the Top-Rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and Guidestar. V-Day’s most recent global campaign, ONE BILLION RISING, galvanized over one billion women and men on a global day of action towards ending violence against women and girls.

What is this year theme for One Billion Rising?

The theme of this year One Billion Rising is love and justice, for ending violence against women cannot be accomplished without properly addressing the issue of justice. Justice begins when we speak, release and acknowledge the truth in solidarity and community. This year theme comes at a time when the subject of justice is occupying Cambodia’s headline.

One Billion Rising and GADC

Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) is rising One Billion Rising Cambodia and others around the world to call for an end to violence. GADC had linked the One Billion Rising to Cambodia in 2013 and around 500 of OBR young activist were jointed the event.

Why dance?

In the words of Eve Ensler, the founder of V-Day movement and champion of women’s rights, “Why is dance important? I think most of us women, we don’t wear what we want, go where we want (at anytime of the day), we don’t move the way we want because we are always afraid at some level of being attacked or harassed, or hurt or invaded. When we dance on the 14th, the whole idea is that we break out of this cage of patriarchy, of fear, of intimidation, and we blast out of the boundaries that have kept our selves, kept our creativity, kept our vision, kept our body in prison and we discover this new energy that is going to fuel the planet”.

Main activities:


This year One Billion Rising for Justice will take place in Phnom Penh. The main activities include:


• Dancing and flash mob “Break the Chain”: 7th 8 th 9th Feb 11th 12 and 14th Feb 2014. These flash mobs will take place in different public gatherings from 5.30 pm including: stadium, in front of Royal Palace, Wat Botum, City Mall, Sovanna shopping center and Koh Pich. The purpose of this dance is to bring awareness to the public about One Billion Rising.


• Bicycling and Balloon Floating: 14th Feb 2014 from 8.00 am from GADC office (the direction will show in the map of biking). The starting point for the biking trip will be at GADC.


• Press Conference: 14th Feb 2014. Press conference will take place at the last stop of biking on 14th Feb, at Wat Phnom at 9am. Reporters are invited to be informed about the purpose of One Billion Rising.


• Booth Stance, Face Painting and a Joint Concert: 14th Feb 2014. A booth stance will be set up at Koh Pich to spread out the news about One Billion Rising, accompany with face painting to enforce our campaign messages. At (Insert Time), the public is invited to attend a joint concert to stop violence against women at Koh Pich.