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Disabled women speak of discrimination

A group of disabled women yesterday raised concerns over discrimination faced by girls in getting an education, despite progress being made in the Kingdom to improve their rights. They raised their concerns during a forum jointly organised by Pact Cambodia, Agile, USAID and the government ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/665912/disabled-women-speak-of-discrimination/

PM: Improve lives of disabled

Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged the relevant institutions to improve the living standards of disabled persons in line with the national economy. In a message to commemorate the 21st Day of Cambodian Persons with Disabilities and the 37th International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-improve-lives-disabled

Pavement improvement plan on Mao Tse Toung Boulevard underway

The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall is assessing a pavement improvement project along Mao Tse Toung Boulevard meant to provide ease of travel for disabled persons and pedestrians, Phnom Penh Municipal Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey told The Post on Wednesday. Meas Pheakdey said: “The cost ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pavement-improvement-plan-mao-tse-toung-boulevard-underway

Blindness increase a concern

At a workshop on Monday, government officials and civil society organisations expressed concern over the increase in the number of people suffering from blindness and visual impairments, with blindness being the most common form of disability in the Kingdom. The workshop on the “Marrakesh Treaty”, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/blindness-increase-concern

Ministry requests ADB aid for the most needy

Cambodia on Tuesday requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to consider providing aid – especially to the elderly, people with disabilities and orphaned children. In the meantime, the bank is studying the country’s social welfare system before announcing a raft of technical assistance as part ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-requests-adb-aid-most-needy

Concern over jobs for disabled

Civil society organisations and government representatives expressed concern on Tuesday about the limited job opportunities for the Kingdom’s disabled people and other challenges that regularly face them. They complained that most job seekers with disabilities still had limited skills and education. This contributed to their ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concern-over-jobs-disabled

‘Disabled people worst hit by natural disasters’

Speaking at a workshop entitled Disability Inclusion into Climate Change in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Jolly, who is the climate change adaptation consultant at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), requested the government to consider the difficulties facing people with disabilities when drafting government policy ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disabled-people-worst-hit-natural-disasters

Joint directive to benefit disabled persons

The Ministries of Land Management and Social Affairs yesterday issued a joint directive requiring all buildings to accommodate those with physical disabilities by building infrastructure such as wheelchair ramps and allocating parking spaces.​ ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50563916/joint-directive-to-benefit-disabled-persons-2/

Groups advocate employment for the disabled

Civil society organisations whose work mainly focuses on advocating the welfare of people with disabilities across Asia appealed to their governments to pay more attention to the private sectors offering job opportunities for disabled people. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/groups-advocate-employment-disabled

Ministry plans to support pedestrian welfare

The Land Management Ministry announced last week a series of construction projects to increase safe spaces for pedestrians, including new sidewalks and bike lanes in Phnom Penh and provincial cities.​​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50526760/ministry-plans-to-support-pedestrian-welfare/

Disabled men seek war vet pension status

About 50 people representing 520 villagers from nine districts in Banteay Meanchey province who claim to be disabled soldiers on Monday asked the provincial hall to intervene and request that the government help them get pensions.   ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50113876/disabled-men-seek-war-vet-pension-status/

Success of project to get marginalised children into classrooms lauded

Four years ago, a consortium of NGOs in Cambodia identified 57,000 marginalised children who, for various reasons, were not attending school, and put them into classrooms. Today, more than 90 percent of them are still attending classes, an achievement lauded during the Cambodia Consortium for ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/success-project-get-marginalised-children-classrooms-lauded

Employers under disabled job scrutiny

Employers – public and private – which do not meet their obligations to take on disabled people are to face cash penalties, the Social Affairs Ministry says. Ministry secretary of state Sem Sokha said yesterday that for the first time the government had prepared guidance on ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5087987/employers-disabled-job-scrutiny/

Disabled graduate lands civil service job

A 26-year-old disabled man who was struggling to find work and was featured in Khmer Times in July has passed an exam to become an official at the Information Department in Battambang province. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5084880/disabled-graduate-lands-civil-service-job/

More needed for disabled: NGO

At a workshop to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the Law on the Protection and the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, executive director of the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation Ngin Saorath decried the lack of progress on equal treatment of disabled people ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39938/more-needed-for-disabled--ngo/

Schools upgrade to benefit disabled pupils

A Japanese NGO yesterday signed a deal worth nearly $300,000 to assist four Kandal province primary schools in providing access to education for children with disabilities. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39852/schools-upgrade-to-benefit-disabled-pupils/

Disabilities group urges politicians to consider their needs in local elections

The needs of disabled Cambodians have not been taken into account in the forthcoming local elections, a disabilities group has said. Ngin Saoroth, executive director of the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization (CDPO), told reporters this week that politicians were not putting “the issue of the disabled ...

Hean Socheata
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/disabilities-group-urges-politicians-to-consider-their-needs-in-local-elections/3869502.html

New instruments, but old venue woes for blind musicians

The Social Affairs Ministry has purchased $150,000 worth of musical instruments and sound equipment for Phnom Penh’s blind musicians in a bid to persuade them to perform in designated spaces, though many worry that restricted venues will limit their income. ...

Buth Kimsay
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-instruments-but-old-venue-woes-for-blind-musicians-128694/

Pensions to be paid through ATMs

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation will start dispensing pensions for former civil servants and veterans at select ATMs starting in April. Minister Vong Soth issued a notice yesterday stating that pensioners will be able to withdraw their monthly allocations from Canadia Bank ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36843/pensions-to-be-paid-through-atms/

Disabled musicians get three areas to perform

Phnom Penh City Hall has decided to allocate three places for disabled musicians to play instead of along public streets or at markets. Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong said on his Facebook page on Friday after meeting with a representative of the disabled musicians that City ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34593/disabled-musicians-get-three-areas-to-perform/

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