Social development

Kun Lbokator inscribed on representative list of intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kun Lbokator, Cambodia’s traditional martial art, has just been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501193404/kun-lbokator-inscribed-on-representative-list-of-intangible-cultural-heritage-of-humanity/

Krousar Thmey Foundation committed to help street and abandoned children

Krousar Thmey Foundation has been committed to continue providing cares to disadvantaged children, especially street and abandoned children, said its Founder and President Mr Benoît Duchâteau-Arminjon (Bénito) on November 29. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501193411/krousar-thmey-foundation-committed-to-help-street-and-abandoned-children/

Pandemic hampers Cambodia’s poverty reduction progress: World Bank

A report released by the World Bank shows that the poverty rate in Cambodia has dropped by almost half between 2009 and 2019, but with the Covid-19 pandemic, the poverty rate has been rising. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192638/pandemic-hampers-cambodias-poverty-reduction-progress-world-bank/

Indigenous representatives in Mondulkiri seek Prime Minister's intervention to keep community land

Representatives of indigenous peoples in Mondulkiri province file a petition at the office of Prime Minister Hun Sen to keep more than 200 hectares of community land for residents and stop giving that land to a private company for development that will affect their livelihood. ...

Saut Sokprathna
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/26/indigenous-representatives-in-mondulkiri-seek-prime-ministers-intervention-to-save-community-land/

Eliminate violence against women, most widespread, pervasive human rights violation

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is not only one of the worst forms of discrimination but also remains the most widespread and pervasive human rights violations in the world, 11 UN entities said on Friday, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192440/eliminate-violence-against-women-most-widespread-pervasive-human-rights-violation/

Two million workers treated at private hospitals with gov’t aid

More than two million Cambodian and foreign workers were provided with health services at 98 private health facilities since 2018. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190975/two-million-workers-treated-at-private-hospitals-with-govt-aid/

Prince Foundation gives a helping hand to children’s healthcare in Cambodia

Prince Foundation, via a donation by Chen Zhi, Chairman of Prince Holding Group, has contributed $200,000 to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation (CKF). This will aid the ongoing operations of Kantha Bopha Hospitals, which provide free and quality health care to children in the Kingdom. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501191288/prince-foundation-gives-a-helping-hand-to-childrens-healthcare-in-cambodia/

28,000 disabled receive gov’t aid yearly

A senior official at the Ministry of Social Affairs confirmed that each year about 28,000 people with disabilities receive rehabilitation services and government subsidies to facilitate their living.​​​ ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190315/28000-disabled-receive-govt-aid-yearly/

Small businesses urged to register with NSSF

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has instructed its officials to focus on outreach to small enterprises and encourage them to register with the NSSF, noting that some of the businesses obligated to pay into the fund in its first month have been slow to ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/small-businesses-urged-register-nssf

Cyberbullying prevention to be part of school curriculum

The Ministry of Education is preparing to include topics on cyberbullying, sexual exploitation and other online abuses in the school curriculum. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501188824/cyberbullying-prevention-to-be-part-of-school-curriculum/

Supreme court upholds 2018 “Adhoc 5” bribery convictions

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the 2018 bribery convictions of five current and former staffers of human rights group Adhoc, concluding the appeal process in a criminal case that critics have said failed to substantiate the charges. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/supreme-court-upholds-2018-adhoc-5-bribery-convictions/

ASEAN human rights meeting under way in Siem Reap

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR Cambodia) is hosting the second Special Meeting 2022 of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and related meetings to discuss several issues, including environmental challenges and human rights in ASEAN.​ ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-human-rights-meeting-under-way-siem-reap

Korean first lady paves way for ill boy’s surgery

A 14-year-old boy with congenital heart disease who was lucky enough to meet with South Korean first lady Kim Keon-hee may get the chance of a lifetime and receive surgery and treatment at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. After seeing his plight, many ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/korean-first-lady-paves-way-ill-boys-surgery

‘Strong Family Campaign’ to stamp out child abuse

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation and partner organisations co-launched the “Strong Family Campaign” in Preah Sihanouk province to raise awareness about and eliminate all forms of violence against children. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/strong-family-campaign-stamp-out-child-abuse

Gov’t implements ODF guidelines

To reach its goal of achieving 100% rural water supply and sanitation in the country by 2025, the Ministry of Rural Development has initiated its open defecation free (ODF) verification guidelines. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501185511/govt-implements-odf-guidelines/

Early childhood education encouraged

The government is urging parents, especially those in the rural areas of the provinces, to register their children at community preschools. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501185412/early-childhood-education-encouraged/

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