Srey Touch Kroch – Women Deliver
2020

Srey Touch Kroch

  • Age: 19
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My name means small girl, but this small girl has a big heart and passion. And my passion is about empowering youth, especially young girls, to speak up. Anything can be accomplished as long as our voices are heard.

- Srey Touch Kroch

Bio

Srey Touch Kroch was born and raised in Cambodia. She is currently attending Jay Pritzker Academy. Srey serves as a volunteer at Camps International Cambodia and the SheLoves Data Workshop. She is also part of the Fulbright Undergraduate State Alumni Association of Cambodia and a Youth for Community board member.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

My sister ignited my pursuit for gender equality because she is also passionate about women's empowerment. We have witnessed lots of girls in our village not receiving equal rights and respect as boys.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

During my online interview with the US Embassy about my SEAYLP experience, I outlined the importance of women's empowerment. Women should receive equal rights as men no matter under what circumstances or scenarios. The interview is posted on the US Embassy page, and this will further raise awareness.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

In my spare time, I enjoy playing volleyball and soccer with my cousins and little sister. I want them to know that sport is for everyone, not just boys. In addition to playing sports, I like spending time with my dad. I also use my free time to Skype with my siblings.

Languages Spoken:

  • Khmer (Advanced/Native)
  • English (Intermediate)

Speaks On:

  • girls' access to education
  • male engagement
  • youth participation and leadership

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Fulbright Undergraduate State Alumni Association of Cambodia (FUSAAC) Participation (2019)
  • International School of Phnom Penh Model United Nations Certificate (2018)
  • Northbridge International School of Cambodia Model United Nations Certificate (2017)
  • Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program Certificate of Completion
  • Two-time recipient of Spelling Bee Champion Certificate
  • Two-time recipient of 10km Medal in the Angkor Half Marathon
  • Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program Participation
  • Youth for Community Fellowship

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