Regional Forum on Gender-Based Violence under the theme “Good Men”   Leave a comment

Photos by Pen Chea, MoWA

Ministry of Women’s Affairs organizes a one-day forum on Gender-Based Violence under the Theme “Good Men” at Arunrus Hotel in Kampong Thom today Thursday 16th August. The opening of this event is presided over by H.E. Khieu Serey Vuthea, Director of the Directorate of Social Development of MoWA, H.E. Hourn Vannith, Kampong Thom Vice Provincial Governor, and representative of Paz Y Desarrollo (PyD) and donors.

Over 50 civil servants of Women’s Affairs Provincial Departments and District Offices from four provinces including Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Oudor Meanchey, and Prah Vihea are gathered in the event.

H.E. Khieu Serey Vuthea says that this forum has an objective to strengthen capacity of civil servants of MoWA at sub-national levels to fully understand about the Good Men Campaign (National Campaign of MoWA) and design campaign activities and plans to be implemented.  She clarifies that the aim of the Good Men campaign is to encourage men in the communities to have positive attitude and behavior to be good men in response to Violence Against Women issues and for gender equality in Cambodia.

H.E. Hourn Vannith mentions that violence against women cannot be eliminated if without involvement of men; therefore, prevent them from committing violence against women by encouraging to have positive attitude and behaviour is the best approach since most case of violence against women that have already happened, the perpetrators are men.

H.E. Khieu Serey Vuthea  requests to the participants that after this forum, participants will be able to implement campaign’s designed activities and use provided materials effectively and men in their community will become good men within this intervention.

Posted August 16, 2012 by Good Men in Uncategorized

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