Cambodia Marks 108th International Women’s Day

AKP Phnom Penh, March 05, 2019 —

Cambodia celebrates here today the 108th International Women’s Day (Mar. 8) under the theme “Promotion of gender equity and social protection for human resource development”.

The celebration took place at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse, Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen.

The Royal Government of Cambodia has been paying high attention to the promotion of gender equality and women’s participation in socio-economic development under the slogan “Women are the backbone of national economy”.

On the international arena, UN Women observes this year’s event under the theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”.

UN Women said this theme puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.

Achieving a gender-equal world requires social innovations that work for both women and men and leave no one behind. From urban planning that focuses on community safety to e-learning platforms that take classrooms to women and girls, affordable and quality childcare centres, and technology shaped by women, innovation can take the race for gender equality to its finishing line by 2030.

It begins with making sure that women’s and girls’ needs and experiences are integrated at the very inception of technology and innovations. It means building smart solutions that go beyond acknowledging the gender gaps to addressing the needs of men and women equally. And ultimately, it needs innovations that disrupt business as usual, paying attention to how and by whom technology is used and accessed, and ensuring that women and girls play a decisive role in emerging industries, according to UN Women.

By Khan Sophirom