Women’s Day Round Up
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve got the line up of all the Women’s day celebrations happening this long weekend!
Organised by the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia, Cloud will host a special round table discussion on Women in Journalism at 7pm. Featuring both Cambodian and foreigner journalists from the former Cambodia Daily, like Kuch Naren and Michelle Vachon and the former Phnom Penh Post’s Sineat Yon and Leonie Kijewski. The panel will discuss the issues female journalists face in Cambodia, and how women are critical to a balanced, healthy media landscape.
Over in Russian Market from 10am, Penh Lenh is teaming up with Dorsu to bring you a pop stall. Both companies use ethical and transparent supply chains to ensure the women in their workforces are treated fairly and are empowered, creating quality fashion and jewelry.
From 4pm, Factory Phnom Penh has teamed up with Phnom Fem Fest and Kbach Gallery to celebrate Women’s Day with a Women’s Day Concert. Featuring Laura Mam, Vartey Ganiva and more. The concert will also include the art exhibition Devada which explores the celebration of femininity in traditional Khmer culture with artists including Chhan Dina, Flori Green and more. Food, drinks and art stalls will also be featured.
If you’re in the mood for music, Farm to Table is hosting The Sidewalk Cellist, Clara Shandler from 6:30pm. Featuring Alex Shandler and Theo Kraulis in support, the group will bring a mix of classical, jazz, rock, folk and metal to your ears.
Meanwhile, Living Fields is hosting a poetry and music night from 8pm, featuring Phnom Penh poets like Jenny Pisani and Fatima Shehata, as well as live music from Mechele Bowe and Jen Bird. Proceeds from the event will go to LF’s work to provide vocational training workshops for the women of Rolous Village.
Keep the female friendly night going by heading over to Duplex, where DJ Weatherlake will be laying down some tracks, with ladies getting a free drink between 8 and 10pm.
Starting from 2pm, Feminist Voices returns to Cloud. Centered on the theme of Everyday Activism, Feminist Voices will feature young female speakers and an open mic session discussing issues of calling out sexism, and unpacking ideas of what everyday activism looks like. There will be female run market stalls running from 4pm, followed by the open mic session.
Nerd Night is hosting its International Women’s Day edition at Factory Phnom Penh from 8pm, featuring talks on women’s perspectives, women’s rights, and issues from across the Phnom Penh community. Entry is free.