A community event to celebrate International Women’s Day was held with 226 community members in O’mal Commune, Battambang Province on the 6th March 2013. The event celebrated local women’s achievement in developing their communities and local men’s participation in this process and role model families shared their experiences of how to create long-lasting and positive change with their families.
During the event, six Community Facilitators received certificates for their particular achievement in leading their community development process showing leadership skills, transparency, accountability and improved working with local authorities. Community Facilitators shared their experiences with the crowd and urged others to use their right to participate in decision-making processes.
In addition, the staff in Battambang province celebrated with 53 stakeholders. The purpose of the event was to build a closer relationship between relevant stakeholders on working to support women, sharing experiences among each other about their support to women so far and to present six exceptional staff members with certificates for their long-term commitment and professional growth whilst working for Banteay Srei.