Gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) are crucial to Cambodia achieving resilient, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. This means providing equitable economic opportunities for all – especially women, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities and other marginalised groups.


Australia’s flagship economic development program, CAPRED, has GEDSI at the heart of its strategy. CAPRED works to address underlying social norms that hinder inclusion, to promote women as business owners and leaders, and encourage GEDSI-transformative policies and practices.


CAPRED recently hosted a GEDSI workshop with 30 representatives from civil society and non-government organisations focused on supporting people with disabilities, Indigenous groups, gender equality and other social safeguards. Participants learned about CAPRED’s GEDSI approaches and exchanged experiences and good practices to promote GEDSI in Cambodia.