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Fund set up to support Khmer women of Vietnamese origin

The Khmer-Vietnamese Women’s Association will set up a fund in support of its members who are in difficult circumstances.

The Khmer-Vietnamese Association announced the decision allowing the establishment of the fund at a ceremony in Phnom Penh on March 7 marking International Women’s Day (March 8).

The fund will also be used for humanitarian and charity programmes in support of women’s development.

Addressing the event, President of the Khmer-Vietnamese Women’s Association Pham Thi Hanh highlighted contributions of the association’s chapters to community activities, health care and education of Khmer people of Vietnamese origin, adding that such activities need a stable funding.

President of the Khmer-Vietnamese Association in Cambodia Sim Chy stressed women’s role in the development of future generations and the significance of promoting gender equality./