Number of Female Civil Servants Reaches 41 Percent in 2018

Of the total 217,171 Cambodian civil servants recorded last year, 88,580 or 41 percent were women, pointed out the Cambodian National Council for Women (CNCW) in its report released at its recent annual meeting.

At the national level, women accounted for 31 percent of the total 41,420 civil servants, while at the sub-national level, women represented 43 percent of the total 175,751 civil servants, added the report.

According to the record, in 2018, women held only 10 percent of the 237 posts of Director General, and 14 percent of the 834 posts of Deputy Director General.

Moreover, about 10 percent of the Department Director posts, 21 percent of the Department Deputy Director posts, 22 percent of Head of Office posts, and 31 percent of Deputy Head of Office posts were occupied by women (at the national level).

The report also highlighted that women who earned Master's, Bachelor's and Associate's degrees accounted for 27.48, 46.75, and 48.58 percent, respectively, while only 17 women got their PhD degree in 2018.

Currently, there are only one female Provincial Governor, but 26 female Deputy Provincial and Municipal Governors. Six women were recorded as Governors, and 194 others as Deputy Governors of cities, districts and Khan by the end of last year.

In the legislative body, about 20 percent of the Cambodian lawmakers are women, whereas in the executive body, only a woman held the post of Deputy Prime Minister, three women were Ministers, 40 were Secretaries of State and 61 were Under Secretaries of State, as of September 2018.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press