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Ms.Wenny Kusuma was sharing history of Human Rights to young women at the 1st Feminist talk organized by Young Women Leadership Network.”Date: 07 March, 2015Photo by: Open InstituteOpen Institute​ ៖ ​Ms. Wenny Kusuma, UN Women Representative, Cambodia Country Office said that women’s rights are human rights, and yet women continue to struggle to achieve equality, for instance in terms of equal wages or safe work, rights to education, and participation in politics.  The statement was made in the First Feminist Talk organized by Young Women Leadership Network on March 7th, 2015, which was hosted...
Project background orientation by program managerBattambang: 27 April, 2015Photo: Open Institute OI :Young women leaders, women living with HIV, and LGBTs expressed happiness when they learned there is a law that saves them from discrimination. “In the past, I did not know that there is a law to protect the rights of people living with HIV in our society or a policy platform to protect the rights of Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (LBTs). Now, we know and we can share this information with other affected people in my village,” said a young women living with HIV, 24 years old, from Roka commune, S...
Group discussion among YW/GLHIV of partner engagement. Date: April 11, 2015Photo: Open Institute OI : The common advocacy message of Young Women and Girl Living with HIV (YW/GLHIV) and Lesbian Bisexuals and Transgender (LBT) groups in Battambang province is to stop all forms of discrimination against YW/GLHIV and LBTs. Another message is that YW/GLHIV and LBTs have the same human rights as other people.  Why do we want to strengthen the capacity of young women leaders, especially young women and girls living with HIV and Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender persons in Cambodia? This is what Mr....
As the leading organization in Cambodia to use technology for development, this last year the Open Institute continued its work of applying viable and sustainable technological solutions that promote change towards a more just Cambodian society. The Open Institute believes in the potential of these technological solutions to increase access to high quality education, information, and communication in both urban and rural communities, leading to advances in social development and gender equality. The largest program run by the Open Institute during this period is the USAID-funded SPICE program,...
  External consultant Evaluation Announcement Location Evaluation: Phnom Penh, Kandal, Siem Reap, Battambang, Kratie, Kompong Speu provinces. The Open Institute is a local Cambodian NGO which supports the social and economic development of Cambodia by working in three major fields: gender equality, development of research capacity and information technology development.  A key project that the Open Institute is working on is “Promoting Youth Engagement in Development through the use of Information Communication Technology” (PYD_ICT) which under of Women Program. This project has been operatio...
Besides Khmer, the national language of Cambodia, the country has several minorities who have and speak their own languages. The Cham, present in Cambodia and Vietnam, are a significant minority, and the only one to have its own traditional script to write its language. As part of ongoing work to improve access to information for minority groups, the USAID-funded SPICE program has collaborated with the company BREOGAN to ensure that the Cham script can be used on more and more in computers, and has paid special attention to make it available in smart phones. This development makes possible, fo...
BarCamp Kampong Cham 2014, is a free and open social event that bring together IT professionals, innovators, businesses, NGOs and students under their own agenda to network, create synergies and catch up the state-of-the-art of technology. It has taken place on this Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, July 2014, which attracts 457 participants include 149 female participants from different universities, high schools, NGOs and private sectors.At BarCamp Kampong Cham participants decide their own agenda and what they want to hear about. The agenda is created on the basis of participants requests, and the...
Panelist at the seminar on Promoting Transparency through Increased Access to Information at Sunway Hotel.Date: 3 July, 2014 Photo by Open Institute The seminar on “Promoting Transparency through Increased Access to Information” was held on 3rd July 2014 at Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh. The purpose of this seminar was to promote the critical use of ICT to achieve information transparency and to encourage citizen's to be active participants in the use of and dissemination of information. Those in attendance included representatives of the Youth, Commune Councilors, Non-Government Organizations, and...
This week, a roadshow for the training campaigns on Internet and Mobile Telephony and Mobile installation campaigns at 9 high schools for students in grade 11 & 12 and promotion campaigns at nearby phone shops. The campaigns will take place in 45 high schools in 18 different provinces that will show a 35-minutes educational video on understanding about the correct way of using Internet, trustworthiness information and what should be avoid to post. After this, students will discuss on 6 different case stories related to privacy, trustworthiness information, blackmail story, believes, hassra...
On Friday 25th, April 2014, the International Republican Institute (IRI) and Open Institute organized a multi-party training for youth and activists on "Telecommunications Outreach", the IVR has been trained to each parties. 25 youth partcipants from each political parties (CPP, CNRP, LDP, FUNCINPEC, DRP) has been trained on how to create their Interactive Voices Response (IVR) system; design Call flow follow a sample content and implementing with the Verboice system. All parties successfully created their Call flow and can be used for testing after a fruitful training.    

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