It may be hard to believe but gender bias, gender inequality still exists in 2022. In many cultures male dominance is very much the norm. Thankfully there are people out there doing hard work at trying to change this outdated social status.
In 2021, men and women from Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MOEYS) participated in training to discuss gender equity and solutions to help close the gender divide in society.
Teacher Tip from our local team started training girl players from Phum Ou primary school, getting them prepared for the football tournament. Tip shared that this was his first experience in establishing a girl football team and his observations of the girls, many playing football for the first time, said, “Some of the girls look so excited and some extremely focused.” It is Tip’s hope that the boys and girls will be happy and enjoy the tournament.
In the 2021 training MOEYS attendees participated in, Cambodia’s Director of the Policy Department, Ms. Bo Chankoulika said, “I would like to see a time when factors such as poverty, cultural beliefs and gender never prevent girls from obtaining quality education at all levels. The education system will ensure girls can achieve their fullest potential and fulfill their hopes and dreams.”
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Story written by: Volunteer Kathy
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