Report says more funding and support needed for women in Cambodia
A report published by Unicef, World Vision, Save the Children, Child Fund Cambodia and Plan International says there is still work to be done to protect women and children in Cambodia.
The report identified several systems that were set up to protect women and children in the country have been left underfunded by the government.
The government established Commune Committees for Women and Children in 2004 in each of the country’s 1,600 communes. The committees made up of government, police, health and education officials are tasked with identifying issues facing women and children and requesting funding and services when needed.
The report found that in many cases the committee’s response to identified issues has been inadequate.