Devi House is a safe place for women to work together to find concrete solutions and to take effective actions to address poverty and violence against women. Social and economic justice for women is our key principle for our action for neglected families and for women at risk
Strey Khmer works with communities to provide basic health care for women who do not have access to health care centers. Most recently, Strey Khmer, in collaboration with Women Against Violence Everywhere (WAVE) has set up nine safe houses for women in rubber plantations.
Every year over 4,000 women and girls in Cambodia are victims of gender-based violence. Sadly, the perpetrators are rarely prosecuted and the victims are sometimes tricked into receiving financial compensation or made to marry their rapists. We seek funding to expand our work to provide access to justice for victims and economic independence in order to survive trauma. Strey Khmer provides protection for the victims while they pursue their cases in court. Female lawyers work with these special cases to take action against their perpetrators, or court officials and judges involved in corruption. Female lawyers will mentor female law students in order to build a pool of women in the legal sector to bring justice to women.
Meakea Strey works with small groups of women weavers and market vendors, as well as minority women, to provide business skills and credit to women who depend on middlemen. We also work with women with disabilities to link them with policy makers and legislators in order to make laws and policies sensitive to women with disabilities. Meakea was set up by young women working while still attending university who are engaged in politics and social services for social change.
Grassroots Women for Change:
Grassroots Women for Change was founded by Cambodian female politicians to build a movement of women in local and national politics. The organization has been successful in increasing the number of elected women commune counselors by sensitizing women on the need to link women’s lives to policies, and to give grassroots women a political voice and representation. It uses transformative leadership as its model for change.