Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation

Special facility for human trafficking victims on the table with Thailand

A Social Affairs Ministry delegation is in Thailand to discuss the possible construction of a transit centre in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city specialised in facilitating the return of human trafficking victims. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665911/special-facility-for-human-trafficking-victims-on-the-table-with-thailand/

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, 13 NGOs ink $14M project for children’s welfare

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday with 13 NGOs for a three-year project which aims to promote the wellbeing of children across Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-13-ngos-ink-14m-project-childrens-welfare

Mitigation policy aids more than 60,000 families

The Social Affairs Ministry yesterday said the government has helped more than 60,000 impoverished families affected by natural disasters since it first launched its mitigation policy in 2014. Lao Veng, deputy director of the ministry’s general technical department, said during a press conference at the Council ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642974/mitigation-policy-aids-more-than-60000-families/

GNC: Youths ‘forced’ into drugs

NGO Good Neighbours Cambodia (GNC) has released a report which said that 3.4 per cent of youths had tried drugs and another 4.9 per cent were enticed or forced into using narcotics by friends and neighbours. GNC said a survey of 283 youths from 13 ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gnc-youths-forced-drugs

School for autistic students to vacate NBIC to make room for the disabled

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has told The Rabbit School, a local NGO that educates autistic students, to move its operations from government-run National Borei for Infants and Children (NBIC) to a new premise, school director Hun Touch said. The ministry’s ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/school-autistic-students-vacate-nbic-make-room-disabled

Mental health patients relocated to new centre

Dozens of patients with mental health disorders were admitted to the newly built Mental Health Rehab Centre in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district. The centre was established under the Ministries of Social Affairs, Health and Interior. The three-hectare treatment facility was funded with a $500,000 budget ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50622648/mental-health-patients-relocated-to-new-centre/

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

Violence against kids raised

Some 200 children and youths from 13 provinces gathered in the capital on Monday to express their concerns over ongoing use of violence against children. Civil society organisations, meanwhile, called for more collaboration with local communities and authorities to address the issue. The concerns were ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/violence-against-kids-raised

Save The Children launches EU-funded welfare project

Save the Children launched an EU-funded project on Wednesday – Responsive and Effective Child Welfare Systems Transformation (React) – which aims to ensure proper legal protection and quality services for children, the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s diplomatic service said. The launch of ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/save-children-launches-eu-funded-welfare-project

Japan donates $2M to child violence project

The governments of Cambodia and Japan, along with Unicef, on Tuesday jointly launched a project to prevent violence against minors. It aims to accelerate action to end all forms of it in the Kingdom, with more than one million vulnerable children increasingly protected. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-donates-2m-child-violence-project

NGO pacts to promote children’s rights

The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday signed agreements with three NGOs to promote Cambodian children’s rights and their studies in the community. The NGOs were MIKI Home Cambodia, New Hope For Cambodia Children, and Meta and Mission Community. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50504864/ngo-pacts-to-promote-childrens-rights/

24 escape social affairs centre

Twenty-four beggars and homeless people escaped from the Phnom Penh Transit Centre in Por Senchey district on Monday and police are seeking their return. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108441/24-escape-social-affairs-centre/

Working group to aid migrant workers

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said yesterday that the government will establish an inter-ministerial working group in Banteay Meanchey province to resolve issues for illegal migrant workers deported from Thailand. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106733/working-group-aid-migrant-workers/

Child protection plan rolled out

The government unveiled a long-awaited national plan to combat violence against children yesterday, four years after a countrywide survey revealed that more than half of children in Cambodia are physically abused. ...

Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/child-protection-plan-rolled-out

First elderly care centre to open

The Ministry of Social Affairs plans to create an elderly care centre, which would be the first centre in Cambodia focused on receiving and taking care of the elderly. Officials said it might be created next year. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5091115/first-elderly-care-centre-open/

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/

Hope replaces fear for street dwellers

For the city’s homeless, Phnom Penh’s busy intersections, pagodas, markets and tourist sites are places of work, where many beg for money, and often lay their heads. Others drag carts or bags around the capital, collecting recyclable waste and scrap materials to sell. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5083116/hope-replaces-fear-street-dwellers/

Cambodia to soon establish juvenile prison: Social Affairs

A sub-decree establishing Cambodia’s first juvenile prison will be issued by the start of September, Minister of Social Affairs Vong Soth told United Nations Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith on Wednesday. ...

Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-soon-establish-juvenile-prison-social-affairs

Human rights watch calls for loose-lipped minister’s firing

Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said he did not believe Social Affairs Minister Vong Sauth would face any disciplinary action after he repeated the gist of a seemingly confidential CPP meeting, including an alleged threat by Prime Minister Hun Sen to beat protesters with ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hrw-calls-for-loose-lipped-ministers-firing-133176/

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