Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Development and assistance for ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Financial education for ethnic minorities

For Seoung Lort, understanding financial literacy is crucial, especially among ethnic communities with limited access to education due to their remote, mountainous dwellings, far from public schools. ...

May Kunmakara

Digital campaign launched to protect Cambodia’s forests

A digital campaign, #ShowMeYourTree, has been launched to increase awareness about the importance of biodiversity, fantastic landscape views, and the crucial roles of the protectors, especially indigenous communities, in rainforest conservation.  ...

Mao Sreypich

UNESCO enhancing digital literacy for ethnic minorities

UNESCO and Conserve Indigenous Peoples Languages (CIPL), an NGO, are collaborating to enhance access to media, information, and digital literacy among ethnic minority youth in Preah Vihear, Mondulkiri, and Ratanakkiri provinces. ...

Chea Sokny

Indigenous organisers call for land registration

Indigenous communities in Cambodia marked the 29th World Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Day – the 19th in Cambodia – with celebrations across the country. Their aim was to promote cultural identity preservation and growth, while urging the new government to expedite the collective land registration process ...

Long Kimmarita

‘Cultural Landscape of the Bunong People’ named to international conservation advocacy programme

The “Cultural Landscape of the Bunong People” has been named to the 2022 World Monuments Watch, as one of 25 heritage sites deemed to be of worldwide significance, critical for the local community, and in urgent need of preservation. ...

Mom Kunthear

development with indigenous communities in Cambodia

Angkor Resources Corp. has reported it has advanced the agreement with Jarai Indigenous communities by adding a latrine and water filter project, requested by and for communities on the Andong Meas license. ...

Khmer Times Staff

UN translates human rights’ info for indigenous peoples

The United Nations has translated a key human rights’ document into the Tumpoun indigenous peoples’ language so they can understand their right to participate in the development of their community. ...

Son Minea

NGO, indigenous communities call for stronger conservation efforts

The NGO Forum on Cambodia and indigenous communities have called for stronger efforts on the conservation of indigenous languages and the development of indigenous peoples in the Kingdom. The request was made as more than 300 million indigenous people in over 90 countries around the world ...

Pech Sotheary

Stung Treng authority agrees to Bunong request

Stung Treng provincial authorities have unanimously agreed to the request and conditions of the ethnic Bunong community members from Kbal Romeas village who have been impacted by the Lower Sesan II dam in the province. However, the authorities are still considering requests and conditions laid down ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Organisations back Kuoy land claims

Two organisations aiming to restore indigenous land around the world on Wednesday expressed concern over land in Preah Vihear province after a major Chinese conglomerate began developing it with approval of the government. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Dam-affected villagers make case to UN envoy

The UN special rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia met with Stung Treng Governor Mom Saroen yesterday to discuss the plight of ethnic minorities in the province affected by the Lower Sesan 2 dam project. ...

Jack Davies

More Montagnards opt to return home

More Montagnard asylum seekers are planning to return to home amid cuts in United Nations-provided food rations.Vivian Tan, regional spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), said more than 10 indigenous Christian Montagnards had requested assistance in returning to Vietnam. ...

Alice Cuddy and Phak Seangly

17 Montagnards prepare for return to Vietnam

More Montagnard asylum seekers prepared to return to Vietnam yesterday after giving up on obtaining refugee status in Phnom Penh, while five Rohingya refugees set off for resettlement in Canada. ...

Alice Cuddy

A dreaded homecoming

With the deadline looming for hundreds of Montagnard asylum seekers in Cambodia to return “voluntarily” to the site of their alleged persecution or be forced back across the border, a group who have spent months living in the shadows this week spoke out about their ...

Alice Cuddy and Phak Seangly

Community defends sisters in sex-slave case

The relatives and neighbors of two sisters who were arrested in Phnom Penh last week over the alleged sexual enslavement of their 13-year-old niece are angry. Members of the mostly Cham Muslim community living along the Tonle Sap river in Russei Keo district’s Chraing Chamreh ...

Ben Sokhean

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