Number of women in politics back in focus, Cambodia

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Number of women in politics back in focus, Cambodia

Finding out why women’s voices are not being listened to is imperative to increasing the proportion of female political representation in Cambodia, a meeting heard yesterday.

The Committee to Promote Women in Politics (CPWP) – which is made up of 12 organisations – hosted discussions in the capital that included discussion about the importance of having a legislative population that is at least 25 per cent female, one of Cambodia’s Millenium Goals.

“We meet, this time, to make plans for the future, to increase the number of women and find out why their voices are not paid attention to,” said Ros Sopheap, chief executive of Gender and Development Cambodia and CPWP president. “If we do not demand, they will not give us our demand.”

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