Cambodian Legal Education for Women

Queen’s Pre-Law Society is a proud partner of Cambodian Legal Education for Women (CLEW), a registered charity founded by Bennett Gastle PC. CLEW is an empowering, grassroots charitable organization that aids by supporting women through law school.

Cambodia is classified as an impoverished and struggling country. Many of its citizens who live in the countryside not have access to education or employment. While some attend elementary and high school, the possibility for a post-secondary education is minimal.

Cambodia_Trip2012Queen’s Pre-Law Society has partnered with CLEW to provide funding to young women seeking law degrees, a right that ought to be accessible to all with such aspirations, regardless of financial wellbeing or gender. Obtaining a post-secondary education can be a transformative for many of these women’s lives and QPLS is so grateful to be a part of the process.

CLEW now has over 40 graduates, all of whom have jobs, including:

  • Government Positions
  • Legal Aid Facilitators
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Account Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Women Resource Centres

Please note, excerpts of the above information can be found by visiting CLEW Canada.