Joint Statement: Draft Law on Public Order Violates Women’s Rights

As representatives of organizations working to promote women’s rights and gender equality in Cambodia, we wish to express our deep concern regarding numerous articles within the Draft Law on Public Order (DLPO), provisions of which violate women’s human rights. We therefore also endorse and echo the call made to the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in a Joint Civil Society Statement on August 13, 2020, to scrap the draft law.

We acknowledge and commend the RGC for taking positive action to tackle gender inequality through a number of comprehensive policy initiatives, including the upcoming Third National Action Plan to prevent Violence Against Women (NAPVAW III), and the Fifth Strategic Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Cambodia (Neary Rattanak V). However, we are disturbed by the DLPO’s potential to subject women to criminal sanctions for dress and behavior that allegedly violate arbitrary and discriminatory social norms related

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‘The Public Record’ features lives of Louisvillians during COVID-19

Using their smartphones, 60 Louisville residents recorded their emotional and unique daily lives during the spring of 2020.

The result is “The Public Record,” a 37-minute documentary about the personal and political lives of Louisvillians in a time of polarization and isolation during a time of a worldwide health crisis and large-scale protests. 

“This film is unique for many reasons,” said Soozie Eastman, president of the Louisville Film Society, which is presenting the film as part of this year’s virtual FlyOver Film Festival. “Not only is the film a citywide view of what life has been like in Louisville over the past months, but the way that it was produced is unique.”

Each individual received coaching from Louisville based director Ben Freedman and executive producers Stephen Kertis and Chelsae Ketchum. The film’s producers coached them over Zoom calls to explain best practices for shooting video on their smartphones and capturing

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Vacancies in the Public Service


  SDR Vol 10 No 2


  Salaries and benefits in the Public Service for levels 1 to 12


  Anti-corruption - virtual social discussion forum


For any inquiries about the vacancy circulars contact:

Tel no: 012 336 1474

Tel no: 012 336 1381
  1. Introduction

    1. This Circular is, except during December, published on a weekly basis and contains the advertisements of vacant posts and jobs in Public Service departments.
    2. Although the Circular is issued by the Department of Public Service and Administration, the Department is not responsible for the content of the advertisements. Enquiries about an advertisement must be addressed to the relevant advertising department.
  2. Directions to candidates

    1. Applications on form Z83 with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience (on a separate sheet if necessary or a CV) must be forwarded to the department in which the vacancy/vacancies exist(s).
    2. Applicants must indicate the reference number of the vacancy in their applications.
    3. Applicants requiring
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Government Sales Insider | Inside guide to growing your public sector sales

Rachel Eckert

By Rachel Eckert, SLED Manager

Fiscal environments at the state and local government level are very different today than they were even a few weeks ago. Budgets presented earlier this year are now being adjusted, as many governments face an upcoming revenue shortfall.

Taxes that would have been collected on our trips to the movies, restaurants and shopping malls are now not flowing into government treasuries. Fairfax County, Virginia, for example, is predicting significantly less revenue due to drops in sales tax collections, hotel occupancy taxes, car taxes, business taxes and more. With less revenue, they will have to delay some or all new programs, including additional funding for school technology purchases, police body cameras and affordable housing.

The impact is felt beyond Fairfax County. Seattle, Washington is predicting a revenue shortfall of $110 million. The State of New York comptroller has estimated that

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Public Access Law Libraries | NYCOURTS.GOV

Each county must have a library with legal information that everyone can use. Legal information includes laws, court cases, and other materials that build and expand on the laws of New York State. Law libraries in some counties have legal resources that law libraries in other counties do not, but you can use the online library catalog, called Symphony, to find out what is available at the law library closest to you. Each law library has material that you can use online from your computer, as well as print materials that you can only use inside the library itself. Below, you can find a list of all the law libraries and their addresses, organized alphabetically by county.


Listed by County





Albany County

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Nunavut 99 – A Public Government


new legislative assembly building in downtown Iqaluit —
a government for the people, of the people

forage for food outside Canada’s newest territorial capital,

[The government
and the NLCA]
[Consensus politics, and elections]

[Decentraliztion] [A journey into
new terrain

ake 28 communities, spread them
over almost two million of the most formidable square kilometres
on the Earth’s surface, top it off with the daunting task of
implementing a new government, and you’ve got a recipe that would
scare off most would-be public servants. Yet this is exactly
the task facing the people of Nunavut as April 1, 1999 dawns.

For Inuit, however, a people long renowned for their adaptability,
the creation of Nunavut and the administrative government it
requires has been well conceived, and owes its roots to more
than two decades of vision and dedication.

The government of Nunavut is a public government,

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Canada’s Public Sector Technology Event

Make GTEC your destination for connecting technology, ideas and Canadians


The public sector and business has counted on GTEC to help you keep up with the changing landscape of technology and service delivery in Canada. With the nationally recognized awards program and annual conference, plus other learning products, GTEC has been your destination for innovation and excellence in public sector IT.

UBM has valued being part of the GTEC community and have served as the organizer of this leading public sector information and communications technology (ICT) conference and exhibition for almost 25 years. Unfortunately, the event no longer aligns with UBM’s strategic objectives and are postponing the event for the foreseeable future.


GTEC 2016 - Make Valuable Trusted Connections

Make valuable, trusted connections

GTEC has connected Canada’s leaders in public sector IT with businesses and other bold thinkers about technology. Our partnerships are time-tested for value, reliability and

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19 – Network for Public Health Law

Western Region Office

Experts at the Western Region Office can assist with a broad range of questions related to COVID-19 legal preparedness and response, including:
»     Emergency declarations
»     Isolation and quarantine
»     Constitutionality of actions
»     Crisis standards of care

Northern Region Office

Experts at the Northern Region Office can assist with law and policy questions related to COVID-19 response, particularly in the areas of:
»     Impact on mental health
»     Telehealth, distance learning, and broadband access
»     Challenges/responses for rural communities
»     Environmental and climate issues

Mid-States Region Office

Experts at the Mid-States Region Office can assist with law and policy questions related to COVID-19 response, particularly in the areas of:
»     Data privacy and freedom of information laws
»     Public health authority, emergency powers and decision-making
»     Americans with Disabilities Act
»     Emergency contracting and procurement
»     Sick leave and Family Medical Leave Act
»     Employer and

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Public Trust in Government: 1958-2019

April 11, 2019

Public trust in the government remains near historic lows. Only 17% of Americans today say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (3%) or “most of the time” (14%).

Public trust in government near historic lows

Date . Individual polls Moving average
3/25/2019 PEW 17 17
12/04/2017 PEW 18 18
4/11/2017 PEW 20 19
10/04/2015 PEW 19 18
7/20/2014 CNN 14 19
2/26/2014 PEW 24 18
11/15/2013 CBS/NYT 17 20
10/13/2013 PEW 19 19
5/31/2013 CBS/NYT 20 20
2/06/2013 CBS/NYT 20 22
1/13/2013 PEW 26 23
10/31/2012 NES 22 19
10/19/2011 CBS/NYT 10 17
10/04/2011 PEW 20 15
9/23/2011 CNN 15 18
8/21/2011 PEW 19 21
2/28/2011 PEW 29 23
10/21/2010 CBS/NYT 22 23
10/01/2010 CBS/NYT 18 21
9/06/2010 PEW 24 23
9/01/2010 CNN 25 23
4/05/2010 CBS/NYT 20 23
4/05/2010 PEW 25 22
3/21/2010 PEW 22 24
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Politics & Public Administration – Politics & Public Administration

Welcome to the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University!  I am delighted you are interested in the Department, our programs, students, faculty and activities.  I am very fortunate to be the Chair of the Department – a position which is centrally about facilitating student, faculty and program success. I am excited about our past successes and our future contributions to understanding the relationship between local through to global events and phenomena, and the way that formal and informal political power and authority shapes human well-being. Most importantly, we aim to help students develop into critically informed citizens and to advance research that advances knowledge about social and political challenges of the past, present and future.

The Department of Politics and Public Administration has a long and distinguished history of teaching.  While Ryerson was established as a degree granting university in 1994, our Department has been teaching undergraduate

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