Women are playing crucial roles as Cambodia envision a future free of landmines, representatives of Prince Foundation learned during a field visit to Kampong Chhnang and Pursat provinces of Cambodia.
By 2025, Cambodia aims to end the threat of injuries caused by landmines left behind due to past wars. Cambodia has cleared 2,379 km2 of landmine and ERW contaminated land since 1992, with about 2,000 km2 left.
On July 6, Prince Foundation participated in the “Women’s Power in Mine Action” minefield visit organized by Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) and The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation, alongside with the Embassy of India in Cambodia, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Kampong Chhnang and Pursat.
His Excellency Senior Minister Ly Thuch, the First Vice President of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), and the newly appointed President of the Cambodia Wheelchair Basketball Federation (CWBF) introduced the delegation to the female mine clearers known as deminers.
The representatives found out how Cambodian women learn complex demining and clearance skills and use them in the field. The Foundation vowed to do its part to help raise awareness across member companies and among other stakeholders through producing call to action and deminers’ interview videos.