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RECENT NEWS
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  May 30 2009
With initiate financial support as PAID-UP CAPITAL from the Henrich Böll Foundation (HBF)
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  Nov 19 2008
With financial support from UNDP GEF SGP and partnership with NBP, PDI being undertake activities that increase the ability of local population,
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  March 2008
The Peace and Development Institute (PDI) with financial support from UNIFEM and in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior
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  Dec 18 2007
18 December is a day when the international community recognizes the rights of migrants around the world.
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  Sep 11 2006
The project entitled “Fostering the Promotion of Democratic Values”...
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  Aug 12 2006
The project is to conduct a seminar on the Impact of Globalization on Cambodian Women for adoption .....
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  March 8 2006 The project brings together women beer promoters and women union leaders ...
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WOMEN ISSUES
 
:: Celebration of International Migration Day (December 18, 2008) ::
 

18 December is a day when the international community recognizes the rights of migrants around the world. The UN General Assembly approved the International Convention on the protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their families on 18 December 1990, and the day was officially designated International Migrants Day (IMD) by the United Nations in 2000.

The Peace and Development Institute (PDI) with financial supported from UNIFEM project office in Cambodia to organize the celebration of the IMD on 18 Dec 2008 thru radio roundtable discussion with its objective to increase the level of awareness of the citizens on safe migration, migrant's human rights and CEDAW through radio roundtable discussion.

The main issue for this year was specifically highlight and educates people on the migration Convention and why Cambodia should ratify it; through selected 5 radio stations FM95, FM96, FM99, FM102 and FM 105 combined have the capacity to cover 80% of nation’s airwaves reaching almost a 1,000,000 people during these join event. The expert/speakers and ex-women migrant workers are invited for each of the shows.

   
 
 
 

Mr. Hou Vuthy – Deputy Director of Work Department of Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training and Mrs. Chu Bun Leang, CWPD, Coordinator's Chief were invited to the show at radio station FM105 MHz.

 

Mr. Koksi Thanit, Assistant to the National Coordinator for Migration Programme, UNIFEM and Mr. Phat Sina, Assistant to the General Manager of T&P Company (Member of ACRA) were invited to the show at FM102 MHz.

 
   
 
:: Mobile Forum in the Context of Woman Migrant Workers (March 2008) ::
 

The Peace and Development Institute (PDI) with financial support from UNIFEM and in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, Provincial Governors and Department around the selected 4 provinces, Chief & Deputy of Districts and Member of Communes Councilors & Village’s chiefs in the provinces, Recruiting Agencies, LNGOs who working in the field of migration and anti-trafficking, to conducts the women migration worker mobile forums via provides opportunities to wider public and individuals to meet with those involving in the business of migration in the rural communities to increase migrant workers’ awareness on safe migration, labor rights, immigration policies of receiving countries, labor agents and improve their access to assistance and safeguard their rights though the discussion and debate in the public migrant’s forum.

It is a part of the empowerment women migration worker program to increase migrant workers’ awareness on safe migration.

   
 
 
     
 
     
 
     

Participants stay focused on questions raised to our event’s guest speakers.

 
   
 
:: Celebration of International Migration Day (December 18, 2007) ::
 

18 December is a day when the international community recognizes the rights of migrants around the world. The UN General Assembly approved the International Convention on the protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their families on 18 December 1990, and the day was officially designated International Migrants Day (IMD) by the United Nations in 2000.

The Peace and Development Institute (PDI) with financial supported from UNIFEM project office in Cambodia to organize the celebration of the IMD on 18 Dec 2007 thru radio roundtable discussion with its objective to increase the level of awareness of the citizens on safe migration, migrant's human rights and CEDAW through radio roundtable discussion.

The main issue for this year was specifically highlight and educates people on the migration Convention and why Cambodia should ratify it; through selected 5 radio stations FM93.5, FM95, FM102, FM104 and FM 105 combined have the capacity to cover 80% of nation’s airwaves reaching almost a 1,000,000 people during these join event. The expert/speakers and ex-women migrant workers are invited for each of the shows.

   
 
 
 

Mr. Hou Vuthy, Deputy Director of Work Department of MoLVT and Mr. Sok Chanpheakdey, Director of Philimore Company & Secretary of Association of Cambodian Recruiting Agency (ACRA) and Ms. Sun Savoeun, migrant worker returning from Malaysia (via Philimore) was participated during the celebration of IMD for the year 2007 through Radio Talk-Show-Roundtable at FM93.5 MHz.

 

H.E. Chou Bun Eng, Director of Social Development Department of MOWA and Mr. THAO Mineara, Executive Director of Association of Domestic and Migrant Workers Association (DMWA) and Ms. Kim Huy, Ex-migrant worker was invited to the show  at FM105. MHz.

 
   
 
:: Ensure safe migration and empowering women migrant through media campaign ::
 

The program aims to contribute to the elimination of unsafe migration and trafficking in women in the frame work of labour exploitation, through media. The Radio public awareness raising is covers by majority of the population throughout the country.

By raise awareness to people in general especially the migrant workers, potential women and children migrant workers, on safe migration and human trafficking and illegal labour migration; and to sensitize government institutions and recruitment agencies on the issues of illegal and unsafe migration, and provide them information on international convention on migration and best practices to protect migrant workers especially women and children migrant workers. Furthermore, to empower migrant workers especially women migrant workers through alternative development programme, integrating with the discussion of self-protection strategies and reintegration programme.

We implementing the radio programme via three different sub-activities which aim at providing accurate, trustworthy and sufficient information to the public about safe migration and anti-trafficking. These three components include:

  • Live Discussions: where people can call-in and discuss with expert speakers on specific topics related to safe migration or trafficking in the framework of labor migration ;
  • Daily digest news: where relevant migration and anti-trafficking news will be quoted from other printed media sources and will be read out to call for public attention of the issues.
  • Education spots: Where actual stories will be used to design a short-story dramas or PSAs, which will be used as future awareness raising.

The program broadcasting through two radio stations FM102 for live discussion serving every Saturday from 4 to 5pm and FM96 (FM national radio) for entertainment show with effective message on safe migration serving every Friday from 6:10-7am., 

Through actions as mentioned above, the programme will also be mainstreamed together to provide the most relevant and the most up to date information about safe migration to the public, so that they can decide whether or not to migrate. The programmes will bring up all concerns raised to the attention of all the public for their consideration and decision making. [The project is on going]

   
 
 
 

Second from the left, Mr. Khoun Bunny, National Coordinator for migration programme, UNIFEM, was invited to the show to share with public on the topic “Difference between Migration, Emigration & Immigration and Trafficking Issue”. First and third is Ms. Mary and Vandy, our staff, and fourth is Ms. Panhasovatei, the WMC FM102 Radio Facilitator.

 

Mr. Kheang Rim, National Project Coordinator, ILO IPEC/TICW, was invited to the show to share with public on the topic “Combat Trafficking in Children and Women”.