Family, children and youth

Family, children and youth policy and administration

Govt, UNICEF launch digital drive to combat online sexual predators

UNICEF Cambodia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation, unveiled yesterday an innovative digital campaign in a bid to safeguard Cambodian adolescents from the threat of online sexual predators. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501460362/govt-unicef-launch-digital-drive-to-combat-online-sexual-predators/

Education minister calls for libraries, reading in teacher training schools

Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron has called on all teacher training institutions to establish standard libraries and incorporate reading programmes into their curricula to further enhance the capabilities of pedagogical students. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-minister-calls-for-libraries-reading-in-teacher-training-schools

Over 15,000 youth visit ‘Reading Day’ book fair

More than 15,000 youth turned out on the first day of the book fair, organised as part of the National Reading Day by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, at the Institute of Technology on Saturday. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501453575/over-15000-youth-visit-reading-day-book-fair/

Campaign aims to put an end to female violence

Orange Shield has been held to raise awareness about harmful behavior and to promote safe spaces where women and girls can feel physically and emotionally safe. ...

Kiripost staff writers
https://kiripost.com/stories/campaign-aims-to-put-an-end-to-female-violence

Ministry to fine, shutter businesses employing children

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said yesterday that businesses employing children will be shut down and fined or may even face criminal charges. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501395352/ministry-to-fine-shutter-businesses-employing-children/

Children and youth advocate for child rights and climate actions on World Children’s Day in Cambodia

Children, young people, authorities, celebrities, civil society organizations, and development partners from all sectors in Cambodia come together Friday to begin a three-day celebration of World Children’s Day 2023, which is officially marked on 20 November. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501394343/children-and-youth-advocate-for-child-rights-and-climate-actions-on-world-childrens-day-in-cambodia/

Report reveals 160,000 children sexually abused or exploited online

About 160,000 children aged 12 to 16 have been the victim of online sexual exploitation and abuse in the last year in Cambodia, a UNICEF report revealed on Wednesday. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/report-reveals-160000-children-sexually-abused-or-exploited-online

CARE Cambodia provides hope for Indigenous culture and language in Cambodia

Nang Chhok* is nine years old. She attends a multilingual primary school in the O’chum district, Ratanakiri province, in Cambodia, where she learns in both Khmer and her Indigenous Krueng language. ...

Khmer Times staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501340283/care-cambodia-provides-hope-for-indigenous-culture-and-language-in-cambodia/

Cambodia launches online child protection guidelines

Cambodia on Thursday launched guidelines on online child protection to ensure a safe and positive online experience for all children. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501320527/cambodia-launches-online-child-protection-guidelines/

USAID launches campaign to encourage early childhood development

USAID has launched a campaign in Siem Reap that aims to support young children to thrive and reach their full developmental potential by promoting nurturing care from male and female caregivers. ...

Marissa Carruthers
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-usaid-launches-campaign-to-encourage-early-childhood-development

Red Cross sounds alarm over online child safety

Officials from the Battambang branch of the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) call on parents, guardians and teachers to pay closer attention to protecting children from online sexual exploitation. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/red-cross-sounds-alarm-over-online-child-safety

UNICEF, government hold forum on child rights

UNICEF and the NGO Save the Children jointly hosted a forum in Phnom Penh marking the 10th anniversary of the global launch of the “Children’s Rights and Business Principles”. These principles offer guidelines for businesses as they embed children’s rights into their business strategies and ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unicef-government-hold-forum-child-rights

KOICA, ChildFund continue partnership in Kratie

The South Korean International Development Agency (KOICA) has agreed to provide more than $1.4 million in assistance to ChildFund Cambodia over the next three years to strengthen the education system for 17 rural primary schools in Chhlong district of Kratie province. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koica-childfund-continue-partnership-kratie

Domestic violence on the decline in remote areas

Cases of domestic violence are increasing at an alarming rate in remote communities compared to urban areas due to a lack of awareness of the negative consequences of violent behaviour. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501217419/domestic-violence-on-the-decline-in-remote-areas/

ASEAN forum vows to shield children from online abuse

Cambodia and the ASEAN nations co-hosted an information technology forum, which ended in a joint commitment to protect children from online exploitation. The forum was held on November 2, with the support of UNICEF and the Cambodian government. Also joining the forum were development partners, youth ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-forum-vows-shield-children-online-abuse

ChildFund debuts ‘Swipe Safe’ plans

The NGO ChildFund has announced its strategic plan for 2022-2025 as well as a brand-new online safety project “Swipe Safe” to protect children from online abuse of all kinds. ChildFund said in its press release on November 2 that the ChildFund-initiated project, “Swipe Safe” will begin ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/childfund-debuts-swipe-safe-plans

Kampong Speu factory workers get day-care centres

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on October 27 formally inaugurated four day-care centres for the children of factory workers in Kampong Speu province. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-factory-workers-get-day-care-centres

World Food Programme drive aims to fix kids’ diets

The World Food Programme (WFP) – in collaboration with the School Health Department at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport – is launching an innovative social and behavioural change communication campaign to improve the diets of primary school children.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-food-programme-drive-aims-fix-kids-diets

Reports of online child sexual exploitation and abuse increase

There were 183 reported cases of online child sexual exploitation and abuse in the first seven months of the year, an increase from the previous year but likely still much lower than the actual number of cases, according to child protection NGO Action Pour Les ...

Ngay Nai
https://cambojanews.com/reports-of-online-child-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse-increase/

PM shares some key ideas to end violence against children

Prime Minister Hun Sen, has shared three key ideas, aimed at ending global violence against children, at the “Together to #End Violence Leaders’ Event” on June 14. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/1094367/pm-shares-some-key-ideas-to-end-violence-against-children/

NGOs call for gov’t support on child rights post-pandemic

A group of six independent NGOs has called on the government to commit to supporting child rights after the coronavirus pandemic, after their survey found out that nearly 80 per cent of children and youth respondents said their parents experience financial stress. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-call-govt-support-child-rights-post-pandemic

Post-Covid school reopenings see drop in returning students

Poverty is stopping several students from returning to schools post-Covid times, say school authorities. The pandemic had affected millions of families across the country, but children suffered the most. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501078735/post-covid-school-reopenings-see-drop-in-returning-students/

Japan funds environmental awareness, child protection programmes

The Japanese government has provided more than $800,000 in funding to two Japanese NGOs, under its grant assistance framework. The NGOs are engaged in raising awareness of environment issues and eliminating violence against children in schools. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-funds-environmental-awareness-child-protection-programmes

World Bank financing will strengthen learning, access to education in Cambodia

The World Bank has approved financing, along with a grant from the Global Partnership for Education, will provide $69.25 million in new funding to help Cambodia improve equitable access to basic education and respond rapidly to crises affecting the education system. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501010317/world-bank-financing-will-strengthen-learning-access-to-education-in-cambodia/

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