Donate


We are increasing the number of candidates.
We are helping more women get elected.

See where your contribution will go:

1/ US$50: training of 25 local women to gain leadership skills;
2/ US$50: support 1 hour broadcast on women radio;
3/ US$50: supports one trainer for one month (6 staff total);
4/ US$50: covers the costs of one community meeting (15 yearly);
5/ US$350: helps distribute information to women in Cambodia for 1 year;
6/ US$…. contact us to see where your contribution can go!

History
Cambodian women gained the right to vote and to stand for election in 1955. Cambodian women have long served in public offices as civil servants, as members of Parliament and as cabinet members, but it has been a difficult struggle.

A major break through for women to overcome barriers that prevent them from running as candidates started in the UN sponsored elections in 1993 and the number of women running as Members of Parliament has increased at every subsequent election, in 1998 and in 2003. Cambodian women made history when Cambodia held the first Commune council Elections in 2002. For the first time in history of Cambodia, people at the commune level were able to choose their local representatives.

Cambodia Today
However, there still remains work to be done. Cambodia is a country hovering over the line between making progress towards a democratic state where the government supports the people through law, basic social services, education and more, and falling backwards towards the destructive, corrupt and socially and politically restrictive government from whence it has recently escaped. It is most terrifying to realize that with such high poverty rates, corruption in the government and the lack of an independent legal system, the possibility of falling towards the latter path is very real.

Our Plan & How Your Contributions Will Help

Political parties should have a well-targeted training program to provide women with the confidence and skills to develop, plan and run for office. The training should be practical to fit the level of knowledge and education of the candidates as well as to fit the many roles that women play at home. General skills about public speaking, leadership, planning and fund raising should be the main topics covered.

We will provide training to current trainers to train other trainers in leadership skills to strengthen the efficiency of the women’s structure within the party. this model is to produce a multiplying effect and to involve younger women by providing them with hands-on approach to community organizing, public speaking and management.

Therefore, we propose that the only way to reach out and help people believe in their rights and what protections could exist for them is through personal informal education leading to empowerment. We must ensure that enough women have support in their own lives to turn the tides of unawareness and both empower women into positions of leadership to make change, and build grassroots support for protection of human rights and dignity.

Thank You for Your Contribution
Women’s empowerment must start within the party but also in society. Women’s empowerment is not only critical to the promotion of the rights and well-being of women, it is central to the development and strengthening of Cambodian fledgling democracy. Cambodian democracy cannot fulfill its potential when half of its citizenry is underrepresented.

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14 responses to “Donate

  1. i am a simple your supporter and want to be your active supporter how can…..?
    best regards.
    soeun

    • If you are in Phnom Penh, we can meet and discuss.

      thank you for your support.

      democracy and fghting for justice need each and everyone of us to be active.

      With best wishes tillwe meet in person.

  2. Hi Mu Sochua,

    My name is Martin and I am undergraduate at Yale College. My friend, Daryl, and I met you at a Master’s Tea earlier this year and were deeply moved by your presentation. We hope to come to Cambodia in the Spring for two weeks and you mentioned if we were ever to travel to Cambodia, to let you know. Would it be possible for us to work with you?

    Cheers,
    Martin

  3. Hi Mu sochu
    I admire your courageous,and your tireless effort to fight for justice for innocent people of Cambodia and our country. You are bright, intelligent and courageous. You and MP Samrainsy deserved our respect. We love you all Samrainsy members.

    from
    Dan in Georgia

    • Dear Dan in Georgia,

      In SRP, we fight for justice. Our leader is our role model and we ask for nothing more than to serve our people who elected us.

      Thank you for your generous support.

      See you in Georgia. Is there a big Khmer community there? May I visit our ocmmunity there, this summer?

  4. Dear Mrs Mu sochu,
    I am just a little girl and i want to donate to our people in the jail and those children. I don’t where to donate. Can you please tell me.

    Best regard,
    Rath

    • dear Rath,

      So sorry for taking all this time to reply.

      Whether you ar just a little girl of an adult, it does not matter. In fact, I am more touched by your concern for justice because you ar a little girl who is already aware and fighting for justice.

      The money does not really cout, It is the heart that counts most.

      best,
      Sochua

      ,

  5. លោកជំទាវជាទីគោរព!
    ជាបឋមខ្ញុំបាទសូមឧទ្ទេសនាម ខ្ញុំបាទឈ្មោះ កែវ អ៊ិត ជាអតីតនិស្សិតមកពីជំរំ សាយ ធូ ណង ចាន់ បច្ចុប្បន្នរស់នៅភូមិ ភារៈកិច្ច
    ឃុំ ហ៉ាលហាល ស្រុក តែ្បងមានជ័យ ខេត្ត ព្រះវិហារ។ ខ្ញុំបាទបានឃើញនូវសកម្មភាពល្អៗជាច្រើនរបស់លោកជំទាវ សំរាប់សង្គមជាតិទាំងមូល ប្រសិនបើមានឱកាសនិងអនុញ្ញាតិដល់រូបខ្ញុំបាទ ខ្ញុំសូមចូលរួមនូវសកម្មភាព នេះជាមួយនិងលោកជំទាវដោយក្តីរីករាយបំផុត
    សូមលោកជំទាវ ទទួលនូវក្តីគោរពដ៏ខ្ពងខ្ពស់ពីខ្ញុំបាទ។
    កែវ អ៊ិត !

  6. សូមគោរពមកដល់លោកជំទាវ !
    ខ្ញុំបាទបានបញ្ចូលប្រាក់ទៅក្នងគណនេយ្យ របស់លោកជំទាវ
    ដើម្បីផ្តល់ជូនក្រុមគ្រូសារ របស់នាងក្រមុំរស់ សាវ៉ឺន អាយុ២០ឆ្នាំ រស់នៅភូមិ វត្តរកា សង្កាត់អូរម៉ាល់ ក្រុងបាត់ដំបង ខេត្តបាត់ដំបង។

    សូមលោកជំទាវផ្តល់ជូននាងតាមរះ កញ្ញា Sin Rozeth មានទូរសព្ទ័លេខ ០១២ ២១៣ ៧៧០

    សូមអគុណ !

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