Gender Equality Deep-Dive for Cambodia
The objective of this “deep-dive” into gender equality is to outline how the UN can support the Royal Government of Cambodia to build back better through integrating a gender equality and women’s empowerment lens in pandemic recovery plans, policies, and programmes. Cambodia is a party to all core international human rights treaties including the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women. Acting on these commitments, the country has made important advances in gender equality over the past 25 years. The review of recent evidence undertaken for this paper demonstrates; however, that significant gender inequalities continue, creating barriers to women’s equal participation in the cultural, economic, and political life of the country and hindering inclusive and sustainable development.