Fight against violence towards women and girls in Cambodia :

Contribute to the reduction of domestic violence by strengthening the independence of victims

Why ?

Violence against women and girls is a public health problem in Cambodia. According to the 2014 report on demography and health in Cambodia, 2 out of 10 women aged 10 to 49 have experienced physical violence since the age of 15. 15% of women living in the poorest households were victims of physical violence in a survey of the last 12 months, which represents a greater number than the national average. Those behind the violence towards married women are most commonly their husbands and violence towards unmarried women is normally perpetrated by fathers, fathers-in-law, brothers and sisters. In General, 6% of the Cambodian women aged 15 to 49 have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime. 31% of married women aged 15 to 49 have experienced domestic violence.

How ?

This project carried out by our local partner, the non-governmental organization (NGO) SKO, with the technical support of Planète Enfants & Développement, is aimed at preventing domestic violence and to bridge the gap between the victims of domestic violence and the social services available to these women and girls.

In practice this happens through training, awareness-raising campaigns throughout communities and through the creation of specialised services for victims of domestic violence. This approach includes the development of sustainable economic opportunities for women, social assistance/support and coordination with stakeholders and suppliers of services for female victims of violence.

Specific activities will be conducted with the men to question the male model and will promote a substantive change in relationships between men and women.

For whom ?

  • 1,400 beneficiaries including 1,000 women and girls, 200 women and girls who have survived violence, 200 women and girls who are at risk or vulnerable to domestic violence.
  • 2,150 beneficiaries among which are 20 members of civil society organizations, 2,000 members of the community, 6 representatives of the Government, 100 volunteers for ‘Family development’.

Location: Mean Chey district, to the South of Phnom Penh
Project duration: 3 years