Women Leader at Sub National Level
គម្រោង “ពង្រឹងអំណាចស្រ្តីដឹកនាំថ្នាក់ក្រោមជាតិ ក្នុងវិស័យនយោបាយនៅកម្ពុជា”
SILAKA is the leading agency of the capacity development sub-committee of the Committee to Promote Women in Politics (CPWP), is working to build women capacity in decision making on the policies at local, sub- national and at the national level. Accordingly, Cambodian women are confronted with a multitude of difficult challenges at every level; therefore it is vital to support those women already involved in Cambodian politics, in order to empower these decision makers in advocating for and working towards progression of women’s rights and equality in Cambodia. CPWP works with women activities at the Commune level in nine provinces: Kodal, Takeo, Prey Veng, Kompong Chnang, Kompong Cham, Kompong Thom, Stung Treng, Kratie, and Mundulkiri province. Currently CPWP reaches out to women leader at the sub-national level (Provincial and District) in 3 target provinces: Prey Veng, Kompong Cham and Kompong Thom province. The project is called “Empower Cambodian Women Leader at Sub-National Level” with the collaboration with DCA/CA and funded by the European Union.
The empowerment of Cambodian women leaders at the sub-national level (provincial and district) to participate in decision making processes and actions to bring essential social services to Cambodia’s most vulnerable groups and to advocate for the protection of their rights.
- Empower and enhance the capacity of women leaders at the sub-national level to participate in decision making processes and in order to effectively fulfill their roles;
- Increase and strengthen networks linking women leaders at all levels to share information and provide solidarity and support;
- Increase awareness of women’s rights issues and increased trust in women leaders amongst policy makers at all levels and the local community;
- Influence policies and laws to incorporate women’s and children’s rights issues, improve the implementation of these laws and policies as well as increase budget allocations and resources to achieve these results;
- Women leaders are strengthened at the sub-national level through increased confidence and capacity to participate in decision making processes and in order to effectively fulfill their roles;
- Increased participation of women leaders in advocacy actions promoting women’s rights issues;
- Creating and strengthening of networks between women leaders at the sub national level;
- Increased community acceptance and recognition of women in leadership roles;
- More open public discussion and debate on women’s rights issues at the community and national level;
- Inclusion of women’s and children’s issues into policies and laws, improved implementation of these policies and laws, as well as improved resources and budget allocations to achieve these results.
CPWP works with women activities at the Commune level in nine provinces: Kodal, Takeo, Prey Veng, Kompong Chnang, Kompong Cham, Kompong Thom, Stung Treng, Kratie, and Mundulkiri province. Currently CPWP reaches out to women leader at the sub-national level (Provincial and District) in 3 target provinces: Prey Veng, Kompong Cham and Kompong Thom province.
- Women Deputy Governor at Province and District
- Women Councilor at Province and District
- Department and Office of Women Affair at Province and District
- Young Women Activists at Province and District
The Committee to Promote Women in Politics (CPWP) was established in 2005 as a joint national network of eight local non-government organizations: SILAKA, Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC), Committee for Free and Fair Election in Cambodia (COMFREL), Neutral and Impartial Committee for Free and Fair Election in Cambodia (NICFEC), Women for Prosperity (WFP), Cambodian Women for Peace and Development (CWPD),Cambodia Development Research Institute (CDRI), Women Media Centre of Cambodia (WMC) in 2009.
Activities in 3 years
- Capacity Building of Women Leaders at the Sub National Level (WLSN)
- WLSN Networking
- Monitoring and Coaching
- Community Advocacy
- Lobbying and Policy Dialogues
- Mass Media Advocacy