ATLANTA — The global poverty fighting group CARE hailed the bipartisan Senate introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act, which makes ending violence against women and girls a top U.S. diplomatic priority.
The bill number S. 2307 was introduced by Senators Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Robert Menendez, D-NJ, Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH.
In the Koh Kong province of Cambodia, CARE is tackling poverty by teaching women to become innovators. The Young Women in Business project helps women access employment and income opportunities in this area of Southwestern Cambodia where gender inequality is high and job opportunities are scarce.
Chim Srey Thorn, age 27, is one of these women who now runs her own business thanks to the training she got from CARE. Through the Young Women in Business project she learned how to raise livestock, manage a small business and handle finances. She also learned basic veterinary skills.