H.E. Sophally Long

ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR) Member, Cambodia

Her Excellency Long Sophally has served as Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Womens Affairs (MoWA), the Royal Government of Cambodia since 2013. She is in charge of MoWAs Information, International Cooperation and Legal Protection Departments. From 2012?2013, she was the Director of the International Cooperation Department in MoWA. In these roles, she has advocated with international organizations and development partners to mainstream gender into their strategic policy frameworks.? She passionately promotes the meaningful participation of women in social development and decision-making to enable women to gain equal opportunities without discrimination and to prevent violence against women and children.

At the regional level, Excellency Sophally has served as Cambodias Representative (2010?2013) and Vice Chair (2013?2016) of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children for advancing womens rights with particular attention to developing anti-trafficking guidelines; promoting womens empowerment through strengthening regional cooperation and national policies; and building an enabling environment for women to gain access to entrepreneurship, innovation and social protection. Currently, she is also a member of ASEAN Women for Peace Registry (AWPR), which is a regional mechanism to contribute to the implementation of the Joint Statement on Promoting Women, Peace and Security in ASEAN and mainstream gender in all conflict prevention initiatives and strategies.

Excellency Sophally holds a Masters degree in International Studies (Women and Development) from Ewha Womans University, Republic of South Korea and Bachelor Degree in Finance and Banking.

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