On 19th November 2018 Heinrich Böll Foundation (hbf) signed a cooperation agreement with the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). Both partners will cooperate in academic research on gender and development in Cambodia. The project aims at strengthening the academic level of the participating students and at deepening the knowledge about gender and equity.
Since many years hbf, a German political foundation, is engaged in promoting women’s rights in Cambodia by supporting small scale projects for women such as awareness raising on legal topics, financial training, business training, or prevention of domestic violence. Other parts of gender training included men and the topic of sexual violence against boys and girls.
The new cooperation with RUPP will link to a previous cooperation between the two institutions that also aimed at supporting academic research capacities for RUPP students.