Social development

Family, children and youth

Action plan on child abuse launched

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has urged officials to better implement preventive measures aimed at stopping online child sexual abuse and to step up daily enforcement actions against these crimes. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/action-plan-child-abuse-launched

Boost for fight against online child sexual exploitation

An action plan has been launched yesterday to comprehensively prevent and respond to the growing threat of online child sexual exploitation and better protect children through prevention, investigation and giving full assistance to victims. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893942/boost-for-fight-against-online-child-sexual-exploitation/

World Vision helps more than 540,000 children during pandemic

More than 540,000 children benefitted from food security and learning materials programmes during the Covid-19 outbreak, World Vision Cambodia announced yesterday. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50885422/world-vision-helps-more-than-540000-children-during-pandemic/

Education programme for Out-of-School youths

Out-of-School youths and young adults who have not completed their lower secondary education can now do so with the launch of the 282 digitalised videos for teaching and learning for the Non-Formal Education Lower Secondary Equivalency (NFE-LSEP) programme. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50883812/education-programme-for-out-of-school-youths/

Grandmas raise kids for working parents

Prior to the pandemic, a confluence of economic factors had led to very high levels of international and domestic immigration among working age adults, resulting in a much of a generation of young children being left in the care of relatives, particularly grandmothers, according to ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/grandmas-raise-kids-working-parents

$10M in cash subsidies benefit 170K pregnant women, infants

Over 170,000 pregnant women and children under the age of two have received social protection stipends totalling $10 million under a government cash transfer programme implemented since June 2019. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/10m-cash-subsidies-benefit-170k-pregnant-women-infants

BookLab teaches children social skills

The Asia Foundation with support from Smart Axiata has launched BookLab – a children’s book creation event to produce 10 children’s storybooks, laying out different situations and problems for young readers to learn and explore. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/booklab-teaches-children-social-skills

Legal assistance sought for juvenile victims, offenders

Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) president Ly Chantola said the BAKC is collaborating with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide legal assistance to both juvenile victims and offenders at court hearings across the country. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/legal-assistance-sought-juvenile-victims-offenders

$3 million MoU signed for children’s welfare

The Ministry of Social Affairs has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with seven civil society organisations worth more than $3 million to promote social welfare and child development in Cambodia. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767091/3-million-mou-signed-for-childrens-welfare/

Youths seek inclusion in social security fund

The Youth Resource Development Programme (YRDP) and a group of youths have asked the government to include students and monks in the government’s National Social Security Fund (NSSF) so they can receive social protection services for free such as health examinations and treatment. The proposal ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youths-seek-inclusion-social-security-fund

Deputy Prime Minister concerned over milk powder issue

Deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhay Ly yesterday expressed concern over the alleged lack of iron and zinc in the infant milk powder formula. ...

Sok Srey Lux
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50759187/deputy-prime-minister-concerned-over-milk-powder-issue/

Around 56,000 more poor families to get special aid

The Ministry of Planning said yesterday around 56,000 more poor families are expected to get the government’s special aid in the first round of the second phase compared with the previous round. ...

Khann Chan Virak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50756099/around-56000-more-poor-families-to-get-special-aid/

Kingdom, Australia set to prevent violence against women, children

At a meeting between the two officials on Tuesday, Preah Sihanouk provincial police chief Chuon Narin and Australian ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang committed to preventing cross-border crimes and violence against women and children. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-australia-set-prevent-violence-against-women-children

National policy on child protection to provide equal opportunities to all children

The National Policy on Child Protection System will provide equal opportunity to all children to become qualified human resources contributing to the national development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750079/national-policy-on-child-protection-to-provide-equal-opportunities-to-all-children/

PM marks Int’l Children Day with call for improvements in welfare

Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued a six-point message on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of International Children’s Day on June 1, Cambodian Children’s Day, also on June 1 and the 19th anniversary of the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-marks-intl-children-day-call-improvements-welfare

MoU signed to assist vulnerable children

The Social Affairs Ministry yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with seven organisations in a move to assist affected and vulnerable children in Cambodia. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50724722/mou-signed-to-assist-vulnerable-children/

E-Learning via radio for ethnic students

The Education Ministry will broadcast live education programmes in multiple languages on radio for indigenous children while schools nationwide are temporarily closed to prevent a coronavirus spread. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715583/e-learning-via-radio-for-ethnic-students/

BIN & TGB Charity support children’s education in Cambodia

TGB Charity, a subsidiary charity brand of BBIN, partnered with Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) this year and donated US$40,000 to various educational projects to support vulnerable children in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697539/bin-tgb-charity-support-childrens-education-in-cambodia

Children gain opportunities but face risks in age of social media

A Children’s Fund (Unicef) report on the use of social media by children and adolescents in East Asia says that although access to such sites provides children with big opportunities, it also exposes them to the growing risks that accompany the platforms. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/children-gain-opportunities-face-risks-age-social-media

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