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29th APPF Discusses Women’s Increasing Challenge to Discrimination in Covid-19 Crisis

PHNOM PENH: The 29th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum has brought up the increasing challenge of women to discrimination and indifference towards women during the Covid-19 crisis. The forum was attended by Chairperson of the Committee on Health, Social Affairs, Veterans, Youth Rehabilitation, Vocational Training and Women's Affairs of the National Assembly Lok Kheng. She is also the Chair of the Cambodian Parliamentary Delegation for the 29th APPF.

On behalf of the Cambodian parliamentary delegation, Lok Kheng shared her experience of progress, challenges and directions for achieving gender equality by increasing women's participation and representation, as Cambodia has made gender equality a priority. She has stated that one of the priorities, in particular the Royal Government of Cambodia is committed to promoting women's participation at both the national and sub-national levels.

She has added that as a member of the United Nations, a signatory to the Convention on the Law of the International Covenant on Women, Cambodia also has a number of specific laws, policies and measures to achieve a harmonious policy, especially to understand the country and the true value of women's participation in the family and society as a whole.

The 29th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum was held under the theme "Achieving Gender Equality through Increased Participation and Women's Representation" under the support of the Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Nam In-soon.

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