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REACT : Rallying stakeholders for an Effective Access to justice for Cambodian women and Teenagers

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The REACT project, which began in November 2018, is being implemented in Battambang Province, Cambodia. This project is part of a partnership with two Cambodian actors: a civil society association, Banteay Srei, and an institutional actor, the Provincial Department of Women's Affairs (DPAF). The REACT intends to strengthen the rule of law in Cambodia for a society that protects the rights of women and girls. More specifically, the REACT seeks to contribute to the promotion and protection of the rights of women and girls, including their right of access to justice, and to the
reduction of gender-based violence (GBV) in Battambang province.
 
The aim of the project is to promote access to justice for women victims of GBV by providing them with adequate care and to raise community awareness about women's rights and the violence they suffer. To do so, the project operates at different levels - at the provincial, district and village levels - and addresses a variety of actors, whether they are actors of the penal chain, associative actors or community members.

EXPECTED RESULTS & OBJECTIVES

EXPECTED RESULTS : 

  • Women and girls who are victims of violations of their rights and/or GBV receive adequate care and have access to justice.
  • The community is sensitized and mobilized on women's rights, including access to justice, and the need to eradicate gender-based violence..

OBJECTIVES :

  • Main objective : To strengthen the rule of law in Cambodia for a society that protects the rights of women and girls.
  • Specific objective : To contribute to the promotion and protection of the rights of women and girls, including their right of access to justice, and to the reduction of genderbased violence in the province of Battambang

ACTIONS IN 2020

  • Legal assistance for women and young girls who are victims of violations of their rights and/or gender-based violence.
  • A legal capacity building training session for our partners
  • Community workshops and radio broadcasts to raise awareness of the rights of women and girls.
  • Roundtables on Access to Justice for Women and Girls
  • Training for key actors at the district level on the right of access to justice for women and girls who are victims of violations of their rights and GBV.

FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL PARTNERS

A Cambodian organization, Banteay Srei, and the Provincial Department of Women's Affairs of Battambang Province are associated with the implementation of the REACT. This project is supported by the Occitania Region, the Raja-Marcovici Foundation, the Bar Association at the Council of State and the Court of Cassation, the International Organization of the Francophonie, through the Francophone Fund for Human Rights. « Martine ANSTETT » (FFDH), the Fonds de dotation Barreau de Paris Solidarité and the Fondation Un Monde par Tous.

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