U.S. Embassy Promotes Female Empowerment in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, February 14, 2019 —

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh sponsors the American music group Harpeth Rising to hold their rising tour in Cambodia with local artists to promote female empowerment in the Kingdom, according to a press release AKP received this afternoon.

Organised in collaboration with the non-governmental organisation Cambodian Living Arts (CLA), the rising tour will take place from Feb. 21-27, 2019.

Under this programme, three young female members of Harpeth Rising – Jordana Greenberg, Maria Di Meglio and Michelle Younger – will conduct workshops with the Secondary School of Fine Arts, Harpswell Foundation, Epic Arts, and Krousar Thmey Foundation, and perform in three locations: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Kampot.

Their tour will help build stronger cultural ties between the United States and Cambodia, as well as help empower women and promote women’s rights ahead of upcoming International Women’s Day celebrations.

The embassy announced that this musical outreach is a wonderful tool to help women as they continue their fight for gender equality in Cambodia. Music has the power to gather people together, and is a vehicle for women to express themselves and reveal their own identities. Each member of Harpeth Rising will have an inspiring story to share during their workshops and performances with local artists.

By Khan Sophirom