On 8 March, people in Cambodia and around the world mark International Women’s Day. It is a day when the achievements of women are celebrated and men are encouraged to honour the women in their life. Each year CARE International in Cambodia works with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and other partners in Cambodia to join this event by doing the activities with beneficiaries and sharing on social media.
However, CARE believes women should be respected every day, not just on International Women’s Day.
CARE international Cambodia’s theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021(IWD 2021), is “Women and Development in the COVID-19 context: Equal Rights and Opportunities for all”. This combines the key theme from the government with what is important at the heart of CARE Cambodia’s program strategies.
For the month of March, CARE Cambodia is highlighting the activities that its projects are implementing to empower women champions to help their communities and recognise the respect that is deserved. There are many positive examples of actions taken by women in leadership, which are enabling their community members to access information about Gender Based-Violence and sexual harassment while also supporting women’s confidence to support each other and report.
To learn more, follow CARE Cambodia’s Facebook page and twitter. We invite everyone to share their own photos, messages or share from our page to your Facebook account using the hashtags #IWD2021 #InternationalWomensDay #Each4equal #safework4women