Invitation to a workshop on Ending Violence on Women in Cambodia

12 June 2014 – The Monash-HealthNet TPO program on violence in Cambodia explores changing ways to effectively address it. Sponsored by the Australian Research Council and working closely with Cambodian friends and partners, the Angulimala Walks team is committed to ending violence against women and girls.

We focus on the Cambodian lived experience of VAW, and the views upon causes and local solutions to violence. We have worked with the Reproductive and Child Health Alliance (RACHA), Room to Read, and Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC). We explore our postulate that Buddhist and local healing interventions – if appropriately implemented – helps victims and perpetrators of VAW. We aim to promote and developing effective and culturally responsive interventions to EVAW.

In this workshop, various scenarios studied over the past years will be presented. These cases have as much to do with violations of culturally driven norms as with stereotypes of alcohol, poverty and social change.