Family, children and youth

Family, children and youth policy and administration

Education, jobs top issues for youths: survey

Problems with employment, security and education continue to plague young people in Cambodia, the Youth Coalition for Unity and Development, along with Oxfam Cambodia, said on Sunday at an event commemorating the 16th International Youth Day. ...

Pav Suy

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

Almost half of Cambodian youth fear unemployment

Almost half of Cambodia’s youth named future employment as their biggest worry, a new study by a local coalition of youth groups shows.Asked about their major worry in life, 49 percent of respondents aged between 15 and 35 said that not being able to find ...

Denise Hruby

Pedophile Molodyakov guilty in Russia

Russian serial pedophile Stanislav Molodyakov—who preyed on Cambodian street children for years before he was deported to his home country in 2012—has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for raping dozens of schoolgirls, according to Russian media. ...

Ben Woods

Release of French Pedophile sparks outrage

This month’s early release of convicted French pedophile Philipe Broaly – despite ongoing court appeals – is an insult to victims and a huge step backwards for child protection in Cambodia, multiple NGOs have warned.  ...

Jack Laurenson

Cambodia faces uphill struggle to reform its orphanages

A visit to the temples of Angkor Wat, followed by a stop at an orphanage, are part of the travel experience for many of the more than four million tourists who come to Cambodia every year. ...

Astrid Zweynert

Child sex trade on decline: org

A new study by the International Justice Mission (IJM) has asserted that Cambodia’s child sex trade – long a hot-button issue that has for years drawn international attention – has been reduced to a tiny fraction of its previous size. A statement from IJM that accompanied ...

Ethan Harfenist

Licadho slams treatment of children in prison

In a recently released report, Licadho says that children who live in prisons should receive proper care so that they can develop physically and psychologically. The UN Convention on the Rights of Children states that countries have a duty to provide children with the right ...

Va Sonyka

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