Alliance building: A multi stakeholder alliance has been established in the first project year. This alliance developed s Strategy on Core Labour standards, Women Workers rights and Young Workers rights as planned. In the second year of the program the alliances will continue with the alliance mapping and Partner assessment. Under the leadership of CLC and/ or its affiliates the alliances will develop and implement the joint collaborative actions that are foreseen under the next component. Due to the different mission and visions of the partner organisations the alliance activities of the project were delayed. The Alliance was established in April 2016. Alliance partners are: MoLVT, MoWA, ILO, YRDP, SILAKA, CCHR, ACILS, NEA, ADHOC, CHRAC, CLEC, YCC.
Under the leadership of CLC and/ or its affiliates the alliances developed and implemented the joint collaborative actions; joint awareness raising, campaign and training with the partner organisations. Through visibility activities they promoted core labour standards, women worker’s rights and young worker’s rights.
The core labour standards alliance have organized 7 activities during this project, of which the International Labour Day on 1 May and International Human Rights day on 10th December are very important. The International Labour Day was organized in 2016 and the International Human Rights Day was organized 2 times in 2015 and 2016. The gender alliance have organized 2 activities; 2 times the International Womens Day on 8th March. The youth alliance have organized 2 activities during this project, 2 times the international Youth Day on 12th of August.
The alliances will continue to meet and organize activities after this project is finished, to ensure the sustainability of the alliances.
Due to the political climate in Cambodia, in which the government tries to keep CSO’s from working together, it has been particularly hard to organize and find stakeholders who would participate in these alliances. But they are extremely valuable for the social dialogue in Cambodia, this is why the alliances will continue. There is a high need for alliances on core labour standards, gender and youth and the multi-disciplinary approach is very helpful for all participants.