Kampot: The Collective Union of Movement of Workers on the morning of May 7, held a reflection meeting on the implementation of Care Cambodia’s project "Made by Women to Strengthen the Economic Resilience of Garment Workers during Covid 19", which was launched on December 1, 2022 with the sponsor of Lululemon brand owners, is now six months.
CUMW, in collaboration with CARE Cambodia, provided two 3-day peer-to-peer training sessions to 45 CUMW staff, leaders and local union activists (25 males, 20 females) in excess of the planned number 12.5% from 21 factories located in Takeo, Kampong Speu, Tbong Khmum, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Banteay Meanchey and Phnom Penh on the following topics: 1: Social protection and compensation mechanisms 2: Gender-based violence and sexual harassment 3: Financial management 4: Stress management and 5: How to coordinate.
As a result, when reflecting on the training, most participants said that their knowledge of the above five topics has increased significantly. What the participants claim is consistent with the possibility that most of them can answer questions and summarize the lesson at the end of each topic. In addition, to confirm the effectiveness of the training, pre- and post-test were conducted using a variety of questions, and through the pre- and post-test results, their knowledge was increased and could be taken re-disseminate to workers.
It should be noted that in the first 6 months of the project, 22 peer educators took the knowledge to disseminate to the workers in 18 factories and communities, with the participation of 1119 workers (278 male), (841 females) in 12 factories in Phnom Penh and 6 other provinces, raising 3 topics for training, including 1. Social protection and compensation mechanism 2. Gender-related violence and sexual harassment financial management.