Demining experts on Monday encouraged women to work in defusing unexploded ordnance to reduce the number of explosive remnants of war in Cambodia and some Asean countries.
The statement was made at a regional workshop aimed to “enhance mine action knowledge” held from November 12 to 14 in Siem Reap.
Asean Regional Mine Action Centre executive director Ly Panharith said the topic of gender equality in demining activities will be discussed with a focus on medical treatments and job functions.
Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana said that he encouraged female participation in the CMAC.
There are 160 women att all levels among CMAC’s 1,500 employees.