Safe Workplaces, Safe Communities Project


Gender-based violence (GBV)1 in Cambodia takes place in the context of deeply entrenched cultural norms that disadvantage women and girls. Acceptance of GBV among the community is still unacceptably high, with 80 per cent of both men and women failing to respond when they hear of cases of abuse (MoWA 2009). Moreover, 50 per cent of ever-partnered women and 27 per cent of ever-partnered men believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife under certain circumstances (CDHS 2014).