In its Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity and Efficiency, the Cambodian Government recognises that women are the backbone of the economy and society. The Rectangular Strategy aims to provide Cambodian women with value and hope in life, while promoting gender mainstreaming. It puts high priority on the enhancement of the role and social status of Cambodian women by focusing attention on the implementation of the Gender Strategy, changing of social attitudes that discriminate against women and ensuring the rights of women to actively participate in nationbuilding. One way the Government is committed to achieving this is to increase the percentage of popular awareness that violence against women is a wrongful behaviour and a criminal act to 100% by 2015.
Institutional Sponsors: Ministries for Justice and the Interior