As the 2013 National Assembly elections approach, Cambodia has an opportunity to improve women’s political participation. To this end, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), in collaboration with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), organized a training program for women in elected office and civil society to effectively advance policies for women’s interests and representation. Four three-day training workshops were held in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, and Kampong Cham provinces, with a total of 196 participants, half from elected office (commune councils) and half from civil society.
NDI and IFES trained the elected women and the women in civil society separately for the first two days and then brought them together in a joint workshop for the third day. IFES worked with a total of 100 women from civil society to increase their capacity to advocate for solutions to issues that affect women’s interests.
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