Cambodian change-makers and the youth’s role in ending violence against women


A young group of 18 change-makers in Cambodia are using peer education as a tool to end violence against women. Kem Malyskrang, a member of the group since its conception earlier this year, says she wants to help women and girls overcome obstacles to become strong leaders and “rise and thrive” in society.

Engaging young people is crucial in preventing and eradicating gender-based violence. The Asia-Pacific UNiTE Campaign Secretariat, with Asia-Pacific regional members of the UNiTE Youth Network, developed a youth-friendly, regionally-focused toolkit to promote this goal of advancing gender equality. This toolkit is available on the UN Women website.