Country Statistics 2014

GII Ranked
HDI Ranked
Female Population
Male Population

Key Industries where Women are Located

  • Women (92%)
  • Men (8%)

Garment Industry

  • Women (63.3%)
  • Men (36.7%)

Tourism Sector

  • Women (53.4%)
  • Men (46.6%)


Cambodia’s population is heavily dispersed, and women and girls living in rural areas have limited access to sexual and reproductive health, and are impacted by climate change.

Key Achievements

Establishment of a government-wide approach to the implementation, monitoring and reporting on CEDAW/COBs at the national and subnational levels.  Through the project’s support to CNCW, concerned agencies of government understood CEDAW and the government’s obligations to implement it. Capacities for reporting were built up to the level of presenting the State report to the Committee. A system of reporting and monitoring across government has been facilitated by consultations, trainings, and a tool for CEDAW monitoring and reporting, all of which were enabled by the CEDAW SEAP II project.

The same capacity was built within CSOs through the support of the project to the NGO-CEDAW, a CSO/NGO network that has been submitting reports to the Committee since 1997and from whose analysis, the Committee is informed about issues to be considered in the issuance of the Concluding Observations. As shown above, this network had already submitted five (5) reports to the Committee since Cambodia’s ratification of the CEDAW in 1992.  This network was assisted by the project to broaden and sustain its advocacy and monitoring outreach, add more CSO/NGO members, and gain greater technical competence as a leader in CEDAW advocacy.



Date of Accession/ Ratification: 17 Oct 1980 (signed); 15 October 1992 (acceded)
Reservations: None
Optional Protocol: Signed 11 Nov. 2001, Ratified 13 October 2010
Reporting Status:
Shadow reports
Joint Coalition Shadow Report for the CEDAW Committee, submitted by The NGO Committee on CEDAW and the
Cambodian Committee of Women (CAMBOW)
Concluding Observations
Concluding observations from 56th session
Follow-up reports
Due 18 October 2015
Coordinating Agency for CEDAW implementation:
  • Ministry of Women’s Affairs;
  • Cambodia National Council for Women (CNCW);
  • Sustainable Economic Development for Cambodia (SEDECA);
  • The National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD) Secretariat, Ministry of Interior;
  • Gender Mainstreaming Action Group (GMAG) of Ministry of Interior, The Royal Government of Cambodia;
    Khmer Youth Association.
  • Open Institute (OI)
  • Ministry of Civil Service
  • Royal Academy for Judicial Professions
  • NGO – Cedaw