Women's Resource Center

WRC empowers Cambodian women by providing emotional support and information that enhances their ability and confidence to make informed decisions about their own lives. In a society where women hold significantly less influence than males and disparities in health, education, economic opportunity and personal safety, WRC believes access to information is by far the most effective way to promote women's equality and human rights. Providing information and programs related to health education, mental health counseling, legal aid, family life, literacy education and work skills training builds on each woman's strengths, abilities, and confidence, with which WRC aim to positively impact the wa...
Jan 2, 2014

Exciting New Year Present!

Together we make change, together we give chances.
Together we make change, together we give chances.

Friends, we still have $550 to go to meet our $1000 gift match! If you have given already, thank you! If you have not and are able, we hope you'll consider helping us. Your dollars will double instantly, and they go so much further in Cambodia, where a fine meal costs $3 and many live on less than $1 a day. The deadline for the gift match has been extended to January 7. Thank you!


Wrapping up 2013, and celebrating our 3rd Birthday, had us reflect on our achievements and set goals to continue our successful programs in the new year with funds raised from this exciting gift match.

Here's what you've helped us achieve over the past 3 years...
Since our drop in center doors opened in 2010, we have:
  • Provided 818 educational workshops to women and men,
  • Provided a safe space for 130 women to come to talk and share about their concerns and experiences,
  • Networked and collaborated with over 50 local and international organisations in Cambodia.

Together we enable women and girls to receive support and information to make informed decisions about their own lives. Your support enables women to empower themselves. We hope you see how far your dollars go, and the difference you make, here in Cambodia.

Thanks for your support and Happy New Year to each and every one of you!

Dec 27, 2013

Your tax-deductible gift DOUBLES to help Cambodian women!

Dara, one of many now empowered women WRC support
Dara, one of many now empowered women WRC support

We at Women’s Resource Center of Cambodia hope you’re enjoying this holiday season and wish you and your loved ones the very best!

We are very grateful to have received an unexpected gift this year…. Friends, a group of anonymous donors has agreed to match all gifts up to $1,000 through January 2! This means that when you choose WRC for your year-end gift, your donation doubles

This comes at just the right time. As we’ve grown our programs this year, our expenses have grown, as well. We hope you can contribute to ensure Cambodian women have WRC to turn to for help when they need it most. You’ve helped us do so much this year:

  • Launch legal aid workshops to ensure Cambodian women know their right to property, divorce, and a safe home
  • Educate and empower 280 women (like Dara, pictured here) through our free workshops on women’s health, domestic violence, and women’s rights
  • Partner with local women’s organizations to reach even more Cambodian women in need
  • Bring in health education volunteers from across the world to ensure our Cambodian staff has access to the best and most current health information
  • Work with the Peace Corps to train our Cambodian staff as ambassadors for women’s rights and health in their community

Your contribution ensures the programs continue in 2014. If you are able to donate and help us take advantage of this opportunity, thank you! And thanks, as always, for being a great friend to Women’s Resource Center of Cambodia. Happy holidays! 

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Dec 6, 2013

BRAVE Women

Phalla, happy and brave.
Phalla, happy and brave.

We asked some Women’s Resource Center legal workshop participants how they felt after graduating. One word kept popping up: “Brave.

Why brave? Because now they know how to stand up for their rights as Cambodian women.

Phalla, one of our graduates, said:

"I thought that daughters were not allowed to study. [People] think that study is not important for girls…. Men can work or do anything, and they think that women are useless.

WRC helps women understand their rights and feel safe….They made me happy, and brave."

Phalla moved to our village to learn new skills and try to escape poverty. We see new women each day eager to make a better future for themselves and their families. Please help us to keep these workshops going. Thank you so much for all that you contribute to Women’s Resource Center of Cambodia.

About WRC’s legal workshops:

Our six-week course teaches Cambodian women – many of whom cannot read or write – their legal rights to tackle domestic violence, divorce, and property disputes. Women who attend the courses often bring their lessons home to their villages and empower others by spreading the word. Each time you help us educate a Cambodian woman, you teach her friends, family, and children, too. 

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