WHAT WE DO – SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT

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 (focus areas):

Build confidence, skills and knowledge of children and families to participate in decision making.

Increase opportunities for children & families to participate in local planning and decision-making.

Work with local authorities to better engage community, children, and youth participation in developing planning.

How we do this

  • 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.

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