Every year on International Women’s Day, CARE Cambodia celebrates the achievements of the women it works with and highlights actions to further gender equality. In 2018, CARE is emphasising that women should be respected every day, not just on International Women’s Day. For the whole month of March and beyond, CARE encourages people to show their respect for women by making workplaces safer for women.

Women would be safer at work if employers take steps to protect them, people respect them as equals, and everyone speaks up in support of women’s safety.


There are many positive examples of actions taken by individuals and businesses which are making Cambodian workplaces safer for women. In March CARE is encouraging others to follow their lead by taking three simple steps:





In schools

CARE Cambodia works in secondary schools in the north-east of Cambodia to ensure girls from ethnic minorities can access quality education without discrimination and support students to gain a 21st Century education that equips them with skills to succeed in the modern workplace.

A series of events and activities with students is helping them understand why sexual harassment is not acceptable and encourage future members of the Cambodian workforce to make women’s safety at work a priority.


In workplaces

CARE Cambodia works with women and with employers in the garment, construction and hospitality industries.

Activities including games, quizzes a selfie challenge and a new karaoke song written and performed by construction workers are placing the spotlight on women's safety at work.



For the whole of March 2018, CARE Cambodia’s facebook page is sharing inspirational stories and quotes from women, employers and key figures in Cambodia to encourage people to respect women every day by making workplaces safer for women.


CARE's #safework4women activities are supported by:
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© CARE Cambodia 2018

CARE is an international development organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring sustainable changes to their communities. 

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