Happy International Women’s Day 2024 | “Women and Girls in the Digital Transformation”

ADRA Cambodia collaborated with provincial Women’s Affairs and district authorities to celebrate “International Women’s Day 2024” in four different locations from March 1 to March 6, 2024.

On March 1, 4, and 6, 2024, ADRA Cambodia’s TOGETHER project team, in collaboration with provincial Women’s Affairs and district authorities, celebrated the International Women’s Day March 8, 2024, in Sandan, Kulen, Chey Sen, and Siembok districts of Kompong Thom, Preah Vihear, and Stung Treng​ ​Provinces. The event drew 765 participants, including 531 females.

Table 1: Dates/Locations/Participants of the events:






March 1, 2024

Kulen Cheung commune, Kulen District, Preah Vihear Province




March 4, 2024

Orussei Kandal commune, Siem Bok District, Stung Treng Province




March 6, 2024

Sa Ang commune, Chey Sen District, Preah Vihear Province




March 6, 2024

Sandan commune, Sandan District, Kampong Thom Province




Total in 4 locations




The main objectives of the event were:

  • Focused on the theme “Women and Girls in the Digital Transformation,” emphasizing women’s active involvement in societal development through digital platforms.
  • Raised awareness about women’s and girls’ rights, particularly regarding gender-based violence (GBV), through banner displays and discussions.
  • Highlighted the TOGETHER project’s findings from baseline surveys and gender analysis, addressing issues such as early marriage and SGBV.
  • Shared key activities of the TOGETHER project aimed at empowering women and girls through digital platforms, including the use of tablets and smartphones for disseminating messages on sexual and reproductive health and GBV prevention via social media channels.

Ms. Yim Vanna, deputy district governor, conveyed a message from Queen Mother Norodom Monineat Sihanouk, encouraging women’s empowerment and the provision of more opportunities for women and girls.

Mrs. Man Sina, Deputy District Governor of Siem Bok, welcomed guests and participants and read key messages from Queen Mother Monineat Sihanouk, emphasizing the rights of women and adolescent girls in remote areas.

Mrs. San Sokha, Director of Provincial Women’s Affairs of Stung Treng Province, provided background information on the history of International Women’s Day celebrations, highlighting its 113th anniversary in 2024 since its inception in 1911.

Ms. Chhun Sotheary, Provincial Women’s Affairs Director, stressed the importance of providing women with opportunities for leadership roles and involvement in decision-making processes while urging women to enhance their capacities for such positions. She also encouraged NGOs to facilitate capacity-building initiatives for women and girls.

H.E. Lim Mom, Deputy Provincial Governor of Stung Treng Province, emphasized the significance of celebrating International Women’s Day in promoting women’s rights and gender equality, particularly in the digital age. She underscored the importance of men and boys supporting women and girls equally.

Mrs. Phan Keo Phon, Deputy Director of Provincial Women’s Affairs, discussed the history of International Women’s Day and facilitated an interactive session where participants received incentives for answering questions related to the event’s theme and objectives. Sample questions included explanations of International Women’s Day, its significance, and how to engage with #IWD2024, as well as discussions on the digital revolution and its impact on GBV prevention.

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ADRA Cambodia is implementing the “uniting TOwards Gender Equality for enjoyment of women’s and girls’ Total HEalth and Rights” (TOGETHER) project thanks to generous funding from the Government of Canada. Supported by ADRA Canada, SickKids and Salanga, this gender-transformative 6-year project will ensure that nearly two hundred thousand girls, women, boys and men in Cambodia, Kenya, the Philippines, and Uganda are enabled to exercise their health-related human rights.