Sunday, March 1, 2009

The 99th Founding Anniversary of International Women Day

Cambodian Information Minister H.E. Khieu Kanharith presides over here this morning the 99th Founding Anniversary of International Women Day (March 8) under the theme "Women Participate in Economic Development and Works of National Society", which was jointly organized by the Ministries of Information and Women's Affairs and sponsored by UNFPA with the participation of representatives from all the state 27 ministries and state secretariats.

On the occasion, Women Affairs' Secretary of State H.E. Khim Chamroeun has impressed on the increasing rate of women's leadership at all levels in state institutions, particularly female deputy premier's post, which marked the increase of women's roles if compared to the previous mandates.

Following the quizzes under the above theme, H.E. Khieu Kanharith highly praised over the increasing rate of Cambodian women's leadership, including some 64 % of small enterprises are female directors. He also thanked the ministry of women affairs for its untiring efforts to eliminate all forms of domestic violence in the society as well as the reduction of mother-and-child mortality rat

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