Film on Women’s Hearing with Young Generation premiers on 14 November 2013

During the Youth Mental Health Day on 14 November 2013 organized by the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia Defenders Project (CDP) will present this year’s film on the 2013  Women’s Hearing with the Young Generation. The film will summarize the proceedings of the Women’s Hearing by showing the excerpts from the testimonies and interviews with participants.  Members of the Student Panel and CDP staff will be present at the film premier to answer questions.

Download the Youth Mental Health Day flyer with details on time and location here.

CDP welcomes CEDAW recommendations to government on sexual violence during the Khmer Rouge regime

Published by Cambodian Defenders Project (CDP) on 25 October 2013

Following the Concluding Observations issued by the Committee to End All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on 21 October 2013, CDP issued this press release to exress their support for CEDAW’s statements and recommendations on sexual violence during the Khmer Rouge regime. CDP calls on the government to fully comply with the obligations stipulated by CEDAW.

CEDAW calls for redress for sexual violence during Khmer Rouge

On 21 October 2013, the Committee to End All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) published their Concluding Observations on the periodic review of Cambodia. In it, the Committee urges the government to provide effective redress to victims of sexual violence committed during the Khmer Rouge regime and develop effective non-judicial transitional justice programmes, including the provision of adequate reparations, psychological and other appropriate support. It also demands the full incorporation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on the impact of armed conflict on women and girls in the domestic National Action Plan to End Violence Against Women.

Download the full Concluding Observations here.

CEDAW issues new General Recommendation on women in and after conflict

On 18 October 2013, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) issued its latest General Recommendation Number 30 which focuses on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations. One section is dedicated to ensuring women’s full engagement during transitional justice processes, including their participation in judicial and non-judicial transitional justice mechanisms and their right to remedy in particular for gender-based violence. These recommendations complement the CEDAW Convention and are binding on all member states.

Download the full text here.

Go to Publications and Materials for CDP’s written submission to CEDAW on this General Recommendation.