MEDIA ADVISORY: Women’s Peaceful March to Celebrate the 108th International Women’s Day

March 06, 2019

We are unionists and civil society organizations[1] that have been working to promote women’s rights and gender equality in Cambodia. Together we are co-organizing the “Women’s Peaceful March on March 8th 2019” under the theme “Together to end all forms of violence against women”. Our purpose is to commemorate the 108th International Women’s Day and celebrate the contributions that women across generations have made in creating gender equality in Cambodian society.

On this occasion, women from across all sectors are going to peacefully gather in front of the Olympic Stadium and then march to the office of the Council of the Ministers. Women groups are planning to hand over their “petition on women’s key priority issues and immediate needs” to representatives of the Royal Government of Cambodia, particularly the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, ​ Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, National Committee for Counter Trafficking, and the office of Council of the Ministers for their information and action. Hence, on behalf of the women participants, we would like to invite His and Her Excellencies from the aforementioned ministries to be present and accept the women groups’ petition in front of the office of Council of Ministers on this date. Furthermore, we would like to invite representatives of civil society organizations, diplomatic communities, and local and international media to join us to celebrate this special occasion with us too.

Women’s March will take place on:

  • Date & Time: March 8th, 2019, between 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM
  • Place: Women groups will peacefully gather together in front of the Olympic stadium and then march to the Office of the Council of Ministers.

For further enquiries:

Ms. Ou Tep Phallin, President, Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation
Tel: 011 984 883

Ms. Bunn Rachana, Co-founder and executive director of Klahaan Organization
Tel: 089 476 146

Ms. Keo Chanra, General Secretary of Coalition of Cambodia Farmer community
Tel: 077 553 211

Mrs. Von Sophos, Chairperson of the Cambodian domestic workers network
Tel: 016 458 721

Mrs. Chorn Sokha, Head of Organizing Unit, Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights
Tel: 093 55 66 34

[1] Cambodian Food And Service Workers Federation(CFSWF), Cambodian Alliance of Trade Union (CATU), Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA),  Cambodian Youth Network (CYN), Coalition of Cambodia Farmer community (CCFC), Cambodian Independent teachers association (CITA), Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP), Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL), Equitable Cambodia (EC), Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (Licadho), Klahaan Organization (KLAHAAN) and ActionAid Cambodia (AAC)