Participation and decision-making rights for women and children in Cambodia are very low. Traditionally participation rights conflict with traditional values and social norms, as a result, children are not taught to express their views within the family, school, and community environment. Poor families are further excluded from community activities and planning due to poor literacy and numeracy skills.
Our goal is to increase the number of children and their families who contribute to planning and decision-making in their own lives and the lives of others.
What we do
- Capability building and skill development for women and children with a focus on leadership, confidence building and poverty analysis.
- Run family goal setting training, including family economic development planning.
- Facilitate community empowerment forums with commune councils, and invite government representatives.
- Trial planning and decision-making processes in collaboration with local authorities to include the participation of children and families.