Women's Resource Center provides essential information and education to women and girls in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We educate women on women's health, legal rights, domestic violence and parenting; on how best to care for their children. It is through information and education self empowerment happens, which is the best way to support women to stand up and lead themselves out of the vicious cycle of poverty that exists before them.
Pol Pot's 1970s Regime saw 2 million Cambodians killed.This resulted in major poverty, excessively affecting women and children. Cambodia is young, with the median age being 23 years old. Female education levels are extremely low, with many women illiterate and girls not encouraged to stay in school - rather they are expected to work, bear children and be housewives, leaving them dependent on their husbands, with many in abusive relationships they are unable to leave.
We will provide women and girls a variety of facilitated and supported small group educational courses. Educating women about looking after their children's health and their own contraception options, their rights surrounding family law and how to recognise and escape domestic violence and human trafficking dangers. As well, our group parenting classes inform women on how best to care for their children's nutritional and developmental needs.
By providing information and education to women and their families we will break the cycle of poverty and create brighter futures for Cambodian women and girls. When equipped with knowledge, women become confident and understand their rights. This enables them to know how best to protect and look after themselves and make informed decisions about their own lives, and those of their children.
I now know about different contraceptions. I told my sister and tell women in my village about contraception and that it is not bad or unhealthy. - Sreysor, 17 y.o. recent WRC health workshop participant
Total Funding Received to Date: $12,357
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $2,642
Total Funding Goal: $15,000