Leveraging and empowering Cambodia's other half

Date of publication: June 15, 2016

Catalogue: Congress 2016: #WOW

Abstract:

Gender inequality is a global issue, and of particular concern in Cambodia, but by how much? And how are gender dynamics changing, if at all, among younger cohorts? This study investigates the current state of gender dynamics in Cambodia, especially topical given the country's current transformation from a low to middle income society. How will Cambodia progress as a nation when half its population is not empowered? There is a need to reshape traditional gender roles if Cambodia would like to harness the power and impact of its total population. The results offer both specific and broad implications for how Cambodia as a country can leverage the findings, as well as how other countries can apply the learnings, especially as it relates to the growing influence and power of the Internet.

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