Panel discussion: Feminist vision toward equal Covid19 world
Join us in celebrating International Women's Day
This event will be organized at Oxfam office and open for the public to participate online via Zoom or Oxfam in Cambodia's FB page.
Meeting ID: 978 5599 6793
This event will proceed in Khmer with simultanous translation. To listen to English, click Intepretation - English - Mute Original Audio.
- Ms. Suyheang Kry, Executive Director of Women Peace Maker (WPM)
- Ms. Catherine Harry (A dose of Cath), Social Media Influencer
- Ms. Mane Yun, Executive Director of Cambodian Indigenous People Organisation (CIPO)
- Ms. Phina So, Published author
- Ms. Samoeurth Seavmeng, Project Coordinator and Core Member, Politikoffee
Solinn LIm, Oxfam Country Director
Profile of speakers
Solinn is Cambodian and a proud feminist who has 20+ years of hands-on experience in countries across Asia, Europe and United States in building community economic resilience, social protection, natural resource management and climate change, humanitarian relief and preparedness, and civic engagement and governance. Solinn has worked with grassroot communities and feminist leaders, and collaborated with impact investors and government champions across Southeast Asia. Solinn is a member of Asia Society's Young Leaders. She holds a BA degree in Sociology from the Royal University of Phnom Penh and a MSc. degree in Environmental Policy from Oxford University. She is happily married and a mother of two young children. She said ‘My mother taught me to use the analogy of a duck. She said that if you are nervous and scared (of people and challenges in front of you), be a duck! A duck, that is calm on the surface of the water with its chin up, but down below, is paddling ferociously. She told me to work hard to overcome barriers and encouraged me to break free of my glass ceiling as a way of striving forward.’
Ms. Suyheang Kry, Executive Director of Women Peace Maker (WPM)
Suyheang is a peace practitioner and a feminist with extensive experience on gender equality, women empowerment, peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Heang is the Executive Director of Women Peace Makers Organization and has exponentially grown the organization from its grassroots beginnings to a regional hub for work on the intersection of gender and peace issues. Born and raised in a conservative family during the post conflict context of Cambodia, Heang witnessed the struggles people have been making to rebuild and sustain peace while also understood well the pressure of traditional gender norms on women and girls in the country. Growing up striving to challenge such status quo, Heang has since devoted her decade of professional life in the field of gender and peacebuilding. With a strong background in research, community mobilization, gender sensitive mediation, and training facilitation, she is best known for bringing people together around key issues and navigating organizational and personal growth and transformation.
Ms. Catherine Harry, Feminist Vlogger and Founder at A Dose of Cath
Catherine’s Vlog focues on sex education, gender equality and cultural issues from a feminist perspective. Asides from being a vlogger, Catherine is also a writer. Named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 and shortlisted as one of Women of the Future Asia 2019, Catherine has been working to raise awareness on feminism and empower women to further the feminist movement. As an intersectional feminist, Catherine recognizes the challenges that women from different backgrounds have to overcome. She realizes that the feminist movement can’t be advanced without allies and support from other people, especially other women. With this in mind, she always looks for ways to empower women and inspire them to shine in their communities so that they can pass on the inspiration to more women.
Ms. Mane Yun, Executive Director of Cambodian Indigenous People Organisation (CIPO)
Mane is an indigenous Bunong from Mondulkiri province. She earns a Master degree in public law and had worked with UNDP and ILO as the National Programme Office on the indigenous peoples for eight years. She was the founder of Cambodia Indigenous youth association (CIYA) and Cambodia Indigenous peoples Organization (CIPO). Also she was a board members of many different organization includes OPKC, ICSO, CIYA, CCHR, YCC.
Ms. Phina So, Published Author
Phina is a writer, a poet, a publisher, and a literary translator. With a background in Psychology and Social Work, she co-founded Slap Paka Khmer, an informal writers’ collective in Phnom Penh, as well as Kampu Mera Editions, a small press that through which she and her peers) write contemporary stories about women empowerment, cultural transgression, and social critical. Through this publishing house, three anthologies of short stories (predominantly by women writers), a historical novel, and two translations from French literature. In 2017 she also founded the Khmer Literature Festival, which its third edition was organized successfully in 2019 after the 2018 program doubled in size and scope from the first year. Her short stories and poems have been translating into various languages and published locally and internationally. She regularly organises reading events embracing the value of inclusivity and free expression. She is working on a publication of a poetry collection of Cambodian women poets.
Ms. Seavmeng Samoeurth
Seavmeng is a Project Coordinator and Core Member of Politikoffee – an informal group of Cambodian youth who conduct forums on socio-economic and political issues. Politikoffee aims to empower and cultivate democratic political culture through discussions and debates on the issues. Prior to my current role, I was a Communication Officer at a non-governmental organization working to empower women in leadership in Cambodia. Seavmeng holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Management from the Royal University of Phnom Penh and The Harpswell Foundation, a Leadership Center for female university students who come to pursue higher education in Phnom Penh.