Prevention of Gender-Based Violence in Cambodia

In Cambodia, violence against women is alarming, with one in 89% of them not reporting it. More than half or all children in Cambodia and experience violence, and often based on gender.  

Khmer culture and tradition are often tasks as explanations for the gap between legislation or international standards and violence against women and girls. The challenge is to change the 'tradition' of harming women, and to convince people of the value of behavioral change. The project uses the strength of culture to transform 'traditional' beliefs and behavior patterns. The current National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women (NAPVAW) requires a Theory of Change built on what makes sense to ordinary men and women . Accordingly, the project poses that culture can and must be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.

C4C works with Monash University and Buddhism for Health, a local Non-governmental Organization, implementing development activities in the Kingdom of Cambodia in a neutral, non-racist, non-religious, and not for profit basis. 

 

Social and Financial Inclusion

To close the gap in income, information and opportunities between the needs and the needs of being closed. There is a lot happening in new technologies, from innovative use or mobile phones, use or satellites in agriculture, e-banking and what not. But: technical solutions will only work when people use them. In fragile states and excluded communities, intensive use of new technologies requires trust. At C4C we believe that social inclusion is not sustainable without closing the digital gap in these globalized times. Families need access to financial products, but there is minimal social cohesion. In many fragile political situation this cohesion has been shattered. The strength of our partnership with Auxfin is that social and financial inclusion go hand in hand: 

Inclusive communities