With WRC’s incredible leadership and the support from GoPhil, awareness and demand for their counseling and referral services increased substantially. By the end of 2017, the number of women seeking WRC services had increased by over 40% compared to the previous year. Of these new women, 75% reported they learned of WRC from the new GoPhil-supported marketing materials (mainly the flyers in Khmer).
At the community level, WRC reported many positive outcomes for the women receiving support. For example, 90% of women initiated conversations within their own households about family planning, safe sex and contraception, and 75% reported improved family cohesion and more discussions of gender equality.
As with other completed grant partnerships, we remain in contact with WRC and they continue to work alongside other GoPhil partners in Siem Reap, Cambodia.