Our Executive Director, KONG Vanthat, and team of four friends will be running in this years Angkor Empire Marathon (10km distance) to raise funds for Women's Resource Center. The funds raised will support Women and Girls in Siem Reap through counselling and lifeskills workshops, alongside school and community outreach initiatives and gender equality campaigns. This is their first event of this kind - please support generously and do contact the team if you would like to run with them!
In Cambodia: Over half of women have experienced physical abuse before age 18, 25% of women have experienced domestic violence, 1/3 of men perpetrate physical or sexual abuse toward their partner, more than half of children are physically abused, 60% of women have not attended secondary school, 1 in 8 women become mothers by age 19, and women are an economic disadvantage in terms of wages and spousal economic abuse. WRC needs additional funds to continue our vital empowering work.
Executive Director, Kong Vanthat, Sok SovanPanha, Amara, Sokmuy, Mouyhouy, and Tong are running the Angkor Empire Marathon (10km distance) to raise funds to support these women. Please sponsor them to help WRC to continue providing women and girls in Cambodia with emotional support, referral services, and informal education so they can be empowered to make informed decisions about their lives.
Providing information and education to women and their families, the cycle of poverty can be broken to enable brighter futures for Cambodian women and girls - enabling women's dreams to become a reality. When equipped with knowledge, women understanding their rights resulting in new found confidence and empowerment. 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.