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Join us as we celebrate our 5th anniversary

Join us as we celebrate our 5th anniversary

For five years now, Women’s Resource Center has actively empowered women by giving them resources and information to assist with their daily lives. We have had more than 1,000 participants graduate from our in-center workshops. At the same time, our workshops in high schools and at local businesses have proven to be a very effective method for advocating for women’s rights and gender equality among girls and boys, women and men. We believe we have found a long-term, preventative method of self-empowerment that helps create community mobilization and collaboration, and requires all members of society to actively change the social norms that perpetuate gender inequality.   5th Anniversary Fundraiser and Auction It’s our 5th anniversary and we want to celebrate. Enjoy a fine evening of traditional food and wine. An auction will take place between meals with prizes from establishments across Southeast Asia. When: Friday, 22 January 2016, 7pm Where: Il Forno Siem Reap Cost: $50 per person: includes 4 course meal with matching wine Proceeds: go towards our new outreach program, starting in 2016 Can’t attend? You can still buy a virtual ticket and support us empower even more women in 2016! Limited seats available. Reservations should be made and prepaid by 18 January 2016. Email info@wrccambodia.org or call 092 373 693 to book your seat. Share the event on Facebook.   Auction prizes wine from Cellars d’Asie, Cambodia 2 nights at Phum Baitang in Siem Reap, Cambodia 2 nights at 4Rivers EcoLodge in Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia 3 nights at Song Saa Island, Cambodia 2 nights at Amantaka, Laos 2 nights at Grand Hyatt, Singapore 2 nights at El...
Violence against women is never OK photography competition

Violence against women is never OK photography competition

Enter an image that portrays violence against women is never OK. This image can be blunt or abstract. It can document Cambodian families or friends or just Cambodian people and their neighborhoods in general. However it must help us to communicate that violence against women is never OK.   What happens if you become a finalist? Our judges will select 16 finalists and display their images in the Royal Gardens in the center of Siem Reap town for 16 days, from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women until International Human Rights Day (25 November – 10 December). The public will vote from the 16 finalists for the most impacting image.   What you could win… We will announce the winners on 10 December 2015 at an exclusive event held at Shinta Mani Resort in Siem Reap. 1st prize : two nights at Shinta Mani Resort 2nd prize : helicopter ride over Siem Reap thanks to Helicopter Cambodia 3rd prize : dinner for two, including wine, at Raffles Hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap Plus your image could be published in Southeast Asia GLOBE magazine – a great opportunity for any burgeoning photographer!   Some background information… Many people in Cambodia believe men and women should be equal, but when comes down to everyday activities, Cambodian women still have many hurdles to jump. One such hurdle is her vulnerability to violent acts. According to the UN:  25% of Cambodian women have experienced physical or sexual violence or both by an intimate partner 52.7% of Cambodian women experience physical violence before they turn 18 1 in 3 Cambodian men...
We’ve got new wheels

We’ve got new wheels

We are thrilled to introduce ‘Lucky’ – our new tuk tuk – to the team!   Lucky the tuk tuk will enable us to reach and empower more women and girls in Siem Reap, by safely transferring clients and participants to and from the center to access our programs. Lucky 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 Lucky out on the road. This includes: Registering Lucky with authorities Hiring a women driver and daytime security guard Hiring a nighttime security guard Painting Lucky our WRC green with our logo We’ll keep you updated on Lucky’s progress on Facebook. Stay...
We have a new volunteer

We have a new volunteer

Last month we welcomed Julia to our team. She’s an Australian Volunteer for International Development (AVID) and will be with us for the next 18 months to support us with communications and fundraising. We’re thrilled to have her! She has quickly settled in and is already conducting training sessions with us all. Recently we learned about good file management habits so that everyone can share information easily and...
Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website

It’s been a lot of hard work and a lot of back and forth between us and the developers, but here it is – our new website for you to enjoy. Take your time and have a look around. Hopefully you will notice that our new website is now available in English or Khmer. As more and more local women gain access to the Internet, we decided to make our resources and information available to them in their native tongue. We hope your enjoy discovering our new site as much as we enjoyed developing...