Photograph: Pha Lina / Phnom Penh Post On the occasion of the 109th International Women's Day, Prime Minister Hun Sen called on all ministries, institutions, partners, civil society development partners, the private sector Together, we need to focus on increasing the number of women in leadership positions in various fields and at all levels Civil society appealed After the government gave priority to women's rights.
The Prime Minister said on his Facebook page on March 8 that International Women's Day on March 8 is celebrated by the world. Every year to commemorate the struggle and heroic example of women claiming freedom and avoiding oppression. The rights of Khmer people and women resumed after the brutal Pol Pot regime overthrown on July 7 January 1979.
From the day of liberation to the present day, the Royal Government of Cambodia has always been focused on promoting women as a motto "Women are the backbone of the national economy."
He said: "Peace, promotion, gender equality are the meaningful theme of the 109th International Women's Day." This is a testament to the vital role that peace plays in society, especially in the peace that Cambodia has found so difficult For over 20 years, this has been an undeniable precondition To contribute to the promotion of the rights and freedoms of the women and help women at higher place in society.
In celebration of International Women's Day on Friday, March 6, the Prime Minister called on all ministries, institutions, social development partners Civilians, the private sector, and our countrymen all carry important things, such as getting together, by giving priority to increasing the number of women Have a role Management in the various fields and at all levels.
He added that the law enforcement agencies should speed up and speed up the prosecution of convicted women. Effectively manage the use of the Internet throughout the country to prevent many issues related to violence, exploitation of women and girls Many Internet sites and media outlets have lost social order.
He said that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport must guide all ministries and institutions to apply discipline to provide opportunities for girls at all levels Parents in particular need to educate their children to be morally good in society. Continuing to invest in girls' education at all levels, especially in science and technology, in order to keep up-to-date with the advancing technology of the society. .
“All the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Information and the Media must continue to strengthen and promote the morality of Cambodian society, the values of women and our families. By creating an educational program that expresses the identity of Khmer women, especially through the modesty of Cambodian women. Together we prevent the spread of new HIV and discrimination against women, beer promoters and homosexuals. ”
On the occasion of International Women's Day, civil society organizations include the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), NGO-CEDAW, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), and DanChurchAid (DCA). ) Issued a joint statement calling on the government to prioritize women's rights.
"We, as a civil society organization, urge the Cambodian government to prioritize women's rights through it," it said Take immediate and specific steps to implement the recommendations that Cambodia has adopted during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) meeting ) Cambodia Round 3 and recommendations Reflected on the conclusions of the UN Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979) CED) which came out after regular review of Cambodia in 2019.
Chak Sopheap, director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), posted on her Facebook page yesterday that promoting rights and dignity Women are not only effective in delivering oral messages, nor are they dependent on social judgment Continue training In addition to women who are victims of abuse, it requires specific respect and protection by ensuring that every citizen's rights Actively participate in social, cultural, economic and political life.
“Ensuring the right of citizens to assemble, gather and express is a guarantee of national and international law that the government has a duty to Assure, not prevent, and abuse. I would like to dedicate this day to all the women who have sacrificed their strength, spirit and heart for the cause of human rights for all communities and humanity. The world and especially Cambodia of our homeland. ”