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The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services – Phase 2 (ACCESS 2) program, held four separate Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) training workshops in Siem Reap, in late May 2024. Participants included 12 Strategic Implementing Partners (SIPs), Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) counterparts from MoWA, MoSVY, DAC and MoH, representatives of the Provincial authorities of Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu and Siem Reap, PDoWA, PoSVY, and PHD, and all ACCESS 2 staff. The GEDSI training workshops were designed to strengthen [...]


The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services – Phase 2 (ACCESS 2) completed 3 separate program dissemination workshops with subnational authorities and Strategic Implementing Partners (SIPs). Workshops were held in Siem Reap, Kampong Cham and Kampong Speu provinces in May 2024. The workshops provided valuable introductory information about the ACCESS 2 program to sub-national authorities and SIPs and other relevant stakeholders across the three target provinces. The workshops achieved their aim in presenting various SIP program interventions and expected outcomes, [...]


During April 2024, the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services – Phase 2 (ACCESS 2) program oraganised  trainings on safeguarding for national and subnational government counterparts, and ACCESS 2’s strategic implementing partners (SIPs) who are working in the disability or/and gender-based violence (GBV) sectors. The training to GBV partners was conducted on 19 April 2024, while disability partners received training on 25 April 2024. The purpose of this training is to assist partners to: develop a comprehensive understanding of the ACCESS 2 [...]


The Khmer New Year is known as Choul Chhnam Thmey. Every April, Cambodian people celebrate Khmer New Year. Khmer New Year is a good time for people to have Cambodian culture activities and have a gathering with beloved family. This year the ACCESS 2 team celebrates the Khmer New Year with an Office Blessing on Wednesday 10 April 2024, before everyone embarks on a journey to their hometown or any tourism sites with their family. To welcome Khmer New Year, the [...]


On 5 April 2024, Cambodia and Australia launched the continuation of their flagship bilateral investment in gender equality, disability, rehabilitation, and social inclusion in Cambodia. Over five years (2023 – 2028), Australia, through the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services – Phase 2 (ACCESS 2) program, will commit AUD 30 million to improve the quality and coordination of service delivery for survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and persons with disabilities in Cambodia. The launch ceremony of the ACCESS 2 program [...]


The Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services – Phase 2 (ACCESS 2) held its first celebration of International Women’s Day on March 6th, continuing to raise awareness, celebrating women’s achievements, and discussing new ways to continue to empower women and girls through our own work on ACCESS 2. This year’s global theme, “Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.” along with the local theme, “Women and Girls in Digital Transformation,” highlights the importance of promoting gender equality and women’s [...]


The ACCESS 2 team went on their first staff retreat in order to help with team building and ensure that everyone has the same goals for the program. This staff retreat also reviewed the ways of working within ACCESS 2 and included game activities related to our program’s focus on improving the quality of services for people with disabilities and survivors of gender-based violence. The staff retreat facilitated staff sharing and learning from one another, and was a unique opportunity [...]