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...
Jun 18, 2015

We've Got New Wheels, Thanks to You!

We LOVE our new tuk tuk!
We LOVE our new tuk tuk!

Dear Friends,

You know that end-of-year fundraising goal you helped us achieve? Well, we’ve used that money and bought Women’s Resource Center a tuk tuk. 

Now we can transfer participants to and from our workshops and counseling services. The tuk tuk will also support us with our outreach activities like following up with women in the villages and conducting surveys, or transporting supplies for workshops in schools.

We just have to do a few more things before we take this baby out on the road. This includes:

  • Hiring a women driver and daytime security guard
  • Hiring a nighttime security guard
  • Painting the tuk tuk our WRC green with our logo

What do you think? Let us know on Facebook. We’ll post more updates on our new tuk tuk to our page.

Thanks again for helping us to reach and empower even more women in Cambodia.

Here's a few photos from our shopping trip:

Pisey learns how to work the mechanics of the bike
Pisey learns how to work the mechanics of the bike
Pisey sorts out the bill
Pisey sorts out the bill
Tuk tuk is delivered and Pisey receives the keys
Tuk tuk is delivered and Pisey receives the keys
Mar 12, 2015

News and a Great Big THANK YOU!

Team WRC!
Team WRC!

Dear Friends,

We at Women’s Resource Center just wrapped up our International Women’s Day festivities on Sunday with a showing of photos and surveys taken by participants in our new Through Our Lens media workshop (in partnership with PhotoForward) for creative expression and community research through photography and filmmaking. All supplies are donated, and we find it to be an excellent and empowering outlet for the Cambodian women we work with. I’ve included photos of the event for you at the end of this message.

Hopefully you saw on our Facebook page that you helped us exceed our $3,000 year-end fundraising goal – thank you so much! (If you haven’t connected with us on Facebook, you can like our page here to keep in touch!) We are so fortunate to have the support of people like you, and although we didn’t win the GlobalGiving match, thanks to your generosity we now have enough money for a tuktuk to easily enable women and girls to access our workshops and counseling support – it's next on our shopping list! What a difference this will make in the lives of the women who seek support at Women’s Resource Center.

Thank you again for being a great friend to the women of Cambodia! Your support is changing lives every day!

Sally

Sharing information about WRC to even MORE women!
Sharing information about WRC to even MORE women!
Everyone loves to dance - at any chance!
Everyone loves to dance - at any chance!
Family day to celebrate women and enjoy the event!
Family day to celebrate women and enjoy the event!
Even the littlest girls want to learn...
Even the littlest girls want to learn...
Through Our Lens workshop graduates - congrats!
Through Our Lens workshop graduates - congrats!

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Dec 29, 2014

Your Year-End Gifts to Women's Resource Center Means So Much!

Pisey and Sally meet the POPE at the Vatican!
Pisey and Sally meet the POPE at the Vatican!

We have just $1600 left to raise to be eligible for a $3000 bonus through GlobalGiving’s Giving Challenge! If you have given already, THANK YOU. If you haven’t, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Women’s Resource Center today so we can meet the December 31st deadline!

Your gifts will help us make two very important additions to our facilities in 2015:

1. A computer for our library space so women can go online to research jobs, health information, etc.

2. A tuk tuk (motorcycle taxi) to transport women to and from our office so no woman misses out on education at WRC due to lack of transportation

Here’s an update on just a few monumental accomplishments we were able to make this year due to your generosity:

  • Moved to a new space that holds 3 times the students to accommodate increased demand for our programs, and added 3 new staff members
  • Launched our new Riel Change financial literacy workshop to help Cambodian women gain financial independence
  • Spoke on human trafficking at the Vatican in November – we even met the Pope! Our Managing Director, Pisey, was invited by the Global Freedom Network to present recommendations to the Vatican and Network at the Symposium, Young People Against Prostitution and Human Trafficking.

Your gifts accomplished so much in 2014; won’t you help us go even further to reach more Cambodian women in need?

Thank you so much for your support. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

 

WRC
WRC's empowered Riel Change workshop women!
Our new HuGe center!
Our new HuGe center!

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