Social development

Disabled persons

Need for open data to support people with disabilities

Relevant stakeholders gathered at the National Open Data Conference to discuss how open data about people with disabilities (PWD) can be utilised to help support the needs of the vulnerable group. ...

Rov Hongseng
https://kiripost.com/stories/need-for-open-data-to-support-people-with-disabilities

Empowering PWDs: PM pushes for more effort to enhance lives of disabled people

In a bid to meet United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Prime Minister Hun Manet has outlined a number of recommendations to enhance support and care for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Cambodia. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501460366/empowering-pwds-pm-pushes-for-more-effort-to-enhance-lives-of-disabled-people/

Disability Action Team set up for rehabilitation of the disabled

The Ministry of Interior has established a “Disability Action Team” to help advice Ministry on issues related to the disabled people and increase their employment opportunities within the Ministry. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501451831/disability-action-team-set-up-for-rehabilitation-of-the-disabled/

Health Ministry aims to reduce blindness to 0.35% of populace by 2030

The Ministry of Health announced an updated roadmap for the management of blindness and its prevention. The plan aims to reduce blindness among the populace to 0.35% from the present rate of 1.2% by 2030. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501404753/health-ministry-aims-to-reduce-blindness-to-0-35-of-populace-by-2030/

PM vows to continue promoting skills development for disabled

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Cambodia reaffirmed its stance of promoting the development of people with disabilities and to ensure employment opportunities for them in the country, the region and the world. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501401273/pm-vows-to-continue-promoting-skills-development-for-disabled/

New ID cards launched to support and integrate the country’s disabled citizens

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has introduced ID cards for people with disabilities to enhance their access to social services and promote their inclusion in socio-economic activities. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-id-cards-launched-support-and-integrate-countrys-disabled-citizens

CMAA: Survivor support, disability rights crucial

Cambodia is hosting the Third Global Conference on Mine Victim Assistance from October 17-19 in Phnom Penh. Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), led a delegation of conference participants on a visit to local NGO Exceed Worldwide on ...

Chea Sokny
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/cmaa-survivor-support-disability-rights-crucial

Ministry of Social Affairs plans new policy for the disabled

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation will set out a new policy for the inclusive development of people with disabilities in the next five years. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501366199/ministry-of-social-affairs-plans-new-policy-for-the-disabled/

Cambodia prepares for the Global Conference on Assistance to Landmine Victims and Explosives and Disability Rights

Dr. Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Mine Authority, on September 21, at the Office of the Mine Authority, chaired an inter-ministerial meeting to prepare for the 3rd Global Conference on Assistance to Mine Victims, Anti-Personnel and Explosive Remnsnrs of War, ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501364366/cambodia-prepares-for-the-global-conference-on-assistance-to-landmine-victims-and-explosives-and-disability-rights/

Ministry enhances curriculum for hearing, visual impairments

The education ministry is focusing on enhancing materials and teaching methods for a specialised curriculum supporting students with hearing and visual impairments in Cambodia, thereby promoting the development of disabled individuals. ...

Only one third of disabled people identified for government assistance program since 2020

A July sub-decree aims to improve the registration process for disabled people in order to receive government assistance, but most disabled people in the country have yet to benefit from the identification program that began registrations in 2020. ...

Seoung Nimol and Hel Komsan
https://cambojanews.com/only-one-third-of-disabled-people-identified-for-government-assistance-program-since-registrations-began-in-2020/

Disabled people empowered to run waste recycling plant

The Disability Development Services Programme (DDSP) in Cambodia has integrated and empowered people with disabilities to recycle solid waste into items for sale as an income-generating means. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501359293/disabled-people-empowered-to-run-waste-recycling-plant/

Investigation to be launched into trafficking of disabled performers for street begging

The meeting to deliberate on measures to curb exploitation of vulnerable people and children. The Department of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation of Phnom Penh have called for a thorough investigation into the activities of brokers who exploit disabled people for financial gain. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501353528/investigation-to-be-launched-into-trafficking-of-disabled-performers-for-street-begging/

Making it easier for disabled to access benefits

The government has issued a sub-decree on Disability Identification by Social Model and Basic Rights, which aims to manage the disability identification database as a basis for targeting people with disabilities, to make it easier for them to benefit from the social protection systems and ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501335901/making-it-easier-for-disabled-to-access-benefits/

NSSF focuses on social integration programme for disabled workers

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has established a Social Integration Programme to strengthen its ability to provide rehabilitation services and assist members of the fund who have disabilities. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nssf-focuses-social-integration-programme-disabled-workers

Ministry of Labour requires factories to allow disabled workers to leave at least 15 minutes early

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training required workers with disabilities to leave at least 15 minutes before their work hours to make it easier for them to leave work and protect the well-being of those workers. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501304067/ministry-of-labour-requires-factories-to-allow-disabled-workers-to-leave-at-least-15-minutes-early/

UNDP lauds Cambodia for inclusion of Marrakesh Treaty in copyright draft law

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) applauds the progress Cambodia has made towards ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty, with the Kingdom taking a major step towards becoming a member of the treaty on World Braille Day this year. The Marrakesh Treaty is an international legal instrument which ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/undp-lauds-cambodia-inclusion-marrakesh-treaty-copyright-draft-law

ICRC celebrates 30 years of physical rehabilitation programme in Cambodia

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its physical rehabilitation programme in Cambodia, having provided support to more than 166,000 people with disabilities in the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501198833/icrc-celebrates-30-years-of-physical-rehabilitation-programme-in-cambodia/

28,000 disabled receive gov’t aid yearly

A senior official at the Ministry of Social Affairs confirmed that each year about 28,000 people with disabilities receive rehabilitation services and government subsidies to facilitate their living.​​​ ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190315/28000-disabled-receive-govt-aid-yearly/

Disabilities convention supports ‘inclusive, accessible, and sustainable world’

We have the tools to end the “systemic marginalization” of persons with disabilities, the UN chief told the 15th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on June 14. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501097374/disabilities-convention-supports-inclusive-accessible-and-sustainable-world/

Blindness prevention and control strategic plan launched

Cambodia has officially launched the National Strategic Plan on Blindness Prevention and Control 2021-2030. The launching ceremony in Phnom Penh last week was chaired by Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health and Pablo Kang, Australian Ambassador to Cambodian. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501086630/blindness-prevention-and-control-strategic-plan-launched/

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