Give education and training to vulnerable girls in Cambodia this Christmas.
In rural Cambodia, the global pandemic is pushing girls out of the classroom.
Low-income families in areas such as Kampong Thom are faced with impossible decisions, like whether to buy food or pay school fees. Without completing their education, Cambodian girls struggle to find work. Many women and girls from rural areas migrate to Phnom Penh to take low-paying jobs as garment workers or domestic labourers, where they are at risk of exploitation and abuse. Cambodian women also experience high rates of gender-based violence, with 1 in 5 women reporting physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner.*
Your Christmas gift can provide scholarships to help vulnerable girls finish school or access vocational training in a trade of their choice, such as hairdressing, sewing, or baking. Your support will also help girls find a job or start a small business so they can earn their own living without having to leave home.
With a reliable source of income, girls are able to meet their basic needs, save for the future, and break the cycle of poverty. They are also less vulnerable to unsafe migration, exploitative labour, and gender-based violence.
* 18 per cent of ever-married women aged 15 to 49 have experienced physical or sexual assault from an intimate partner (Ministry of Women’s Affairs, 2020).
Give a Christmas gift now to help Cambodian girls break the poverty cycle.
BSB: 082 048
Account number: 509412614
Reference: Your name – Christmas
Post your cheque to:
Action on Poverty
PO Box 1206