Cambodian Youth on dialogue with Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls


Author: Inala Fathimath

Photo: UN Women Cambodia/Inala Fathimath


Phnom Penh, Cambodia - UN Women Cambodia brought together 10 young Cambodian activists to meet with Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Ms. Natasha Stott Despoja, on her visit to Phnom Penh.

Representing a range of different youth networks and organizations, the group discussed the work they are engaged in to end violence against women and to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality.

The activists also shared ideas for advancing the rights of Indigenous women, rights of Women’s human rights defenders and LGBT rights.

The Ambassador reflected on her experiences as a Parliamentarian in Australia and encouraged the group to participate in politics and enable women’s leadership and involvement in decision-making to be a key part of Cambodia’s future.