Cambodia launches campaign to end child labor in brick industry

Cambodia has launched a campaign to end child labor in the brick industry by 2020, a move industry observers cautiously welcome while expressing doubts the goal will be achieved, and calling for more structural changes. ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-launches-campaign-to-end-child-labor-in-brick-industry/5074617.html

Report: MFI loans force land sales, increase in child labour

A report from local human rights NGOs Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) claimed that the increasing levels of debt caused by taking loans from microfinance institutions (MFIs) is forcing rural families to sell off land. The study also claimed that the sharp rise in debt ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/report-mfi-loans-force-land-sales-increase-child-labour

Poipet children face abuse

The trend of Cambodian workers flocking to Thailand can have a devastating ripple effect on children living on the margins in the border town of Poipet, where they face a litany of risks such as drug use, sexual abuse and physical violence, according to a ...

Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/poipet-children-face-abuse

Child-rescuing maverick now hunting pedophiles

Even by his own admission, it is an extraordinary change in fortunes for Adam Whittington. Eight months ago, the so-called “child recovery agent” was languishing in a stark Lebanese jail facing kidnapping charges after a failed attempt to snatch two children from the streets of Beirut ...

George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/child-rescuing-maverick-now-hunting-pedophiles-124529/

New film on the garbage dump kids

To mark 20 years of the work of NGO Pour un Sourie d’Enfant (PSE), a new film about the founders was premiered at the Chaktomouk Hall on Phnom Penh’s riverside on Friday evening when Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was the guest of honor. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29610/new-film-on--the-garbage--dump-kids/

Homeless children back from Vietnam

Twenty-nine homeless Cambodians, including 20 children, will be repatriated from Ho Chi Minh City today. Apart from the children, the group consists of nine adults – three men and six women. Of the 20 children, 10 are boys and 10 are girls, according to Ministry of ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27017/homeless-children-back-from-vietnam/

Orphanages in Cambodia: The good, the bad and the exploitative

The children rehearse twice a day, for about two hours each time – once at 4am, and again at 7pm – so they can perform for tourists on board cruise ships that dock at Phnom Penh year-round.But these children are not professional buskers nor part ...

Mabel Chan
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/orphanages-in-cambodia/2250280.html

Girls returned from begging in Thailand

Eight young girls were placed in the care of the Social Affairs Ministry on Thursday after Thai authorities found them begging and selling flowers in Thailand and sent them back to Cambodia, according to the ministry. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/girls-returned-from-begging-in-thailand-91658/

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