Social development

CCHR: Cambodia needs to respect women’s rights to self-determination, expression and bodily integrity

On 19 February 2020, Cambodian advocates of women’s human rights issued an open letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen after hearing the criticism of women wearing sexy outfit.During the Cambodian National Council for Women (CNCW) annual meeting on 17 February 2020, PM Hun Sen spoke ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Press release of the Ministry of Health updating on current health status of the passengers on board Holland America's MS Westerdam in Phnom Penh and Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia

On 19 February 2020 the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia announces a press release on its official Facebook page to update the current health status of the passenger on board Hollan America’s MS Westerdam. According to the press, the Ministry has been ...

Ministry of Health

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Trade/Human Rights: Commission decides to partially withdraw Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market

On 12 February 2020, The European Commission in Brussels has decided to withdraw part of the tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the European Union’s Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade scheme due to the serious and systematic violations of the human rights principles enshrined in ...

European Union (EU)

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Statement in response to allegations by associations and NGOs

On Wednesday evening, 12 February 2020, the Ministry of Interior issued a statement in response to allegations by several associations and non-governmental organizations accusing the Royal Government of not being willing to amend the Law on Association and Non-government Organization (LANGO). ...

Ministry of Interior

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Joint statement: With no will to amend, LANGO must be repealed

On 10 February 2020, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)​ together with the 99 undersigned communities and civil society groups released a joint statement saying the government is unwilling to have the Law on Association and Non-governmental Organisations (LANGO) amended and also to urge ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Announcement on a positive case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Preah Sihanouk province and measures to prevent from the Novel Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health issued an announcement to the public that the ministry found a positive case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) at 3pm on 27 January 2020. The infection was detected by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia on 60-year-old Chinese national Jia Jianhua, ...

Ministry of Health

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Joint statement: Civil society organizations call for all baseless charges against journalists to be dropped

On 22 December 2019, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) alongside CamboJA and 35 other organizations has released a joint statement to urge the Royal Government of Cambodia to take concrete action to ensure that the right to freedom of expression is respected and ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights

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Press release: MoI will conduct the second round of consultation on the amendments to the LANGO

On 28 November 2019, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) posted a press release on the organizing the second round of consultation meeting on the amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organization (LANGO), which will be happened on 03rd December 2019 at the “Building ...

Ministry of Interior

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Press release: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will host the annual Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF)

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Cambodia (MOEYS) will host the annual Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF) organized by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) and the UN World Food Programme Centre of Excellence against Hunger (WFP CoE), which will be held from ...

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

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CSOs joint statement on resolutions of 11 priority problems to end gender-based violence in the world of work and to protect workers’ fundamental freedoms & rights

On the occasion of the “Sixteen Days Campaign of Activism Against Gender-based Violence” this year, the Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR) released an join statement on 01 December 2019. Twenty one of trade unions, associations, and civil society organizations, working for the promotion of ...

Cambodia Center for Human Rights

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Japan provides USD191,744 for realization of sustainable life environment

On 18 November, the Government of Japan agreed to provide Nature Center Risen with USD 191,744 for “The Project for Realization of sustainable life environment through mainly the teaching practical environmental education in Teacher Education College (3rd Phase).” The Grant Contract was signed between H. ...

Embassy of Japan in Kingdom of Cambodia

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Press release on a consultative meeting on the request for an amendment of the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations

On 28 October 2019, the Ministry of Interior issued a press release on a consultative meeting on the request for an amendment of the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations. The government working group will arrange the consultative meeting with representatives of civil society organizations to listen to ...

Ministry of Interior

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Workshop: mobile data collection with Kobo Toolbox

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) is delighted to organize the workshop “Mobile Data Collection with Kobo Toolbox”. The course will focus on: Principle and application of Kobo Toolbox which is a suite mobile data collection technology for building form questionnaire, data collection and management for higher quality.Hands-on ...

Open Development Cambodia

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Notification on the conduction of census of local associations and NGOs

On 23 September 2019, the Ministry of Interior issued a notification on the conduction of census of local associations and NGOs in collaboration with the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) for 49 days from October 10 to November 29 to obtain updated figures of how many ...

Ministry of Interior

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Press​ release​ on​ the​ Grade​ 12​ examination​ result

On​ 09​ September​ 2019,​ the​ Ministry​ of​ Education,​ Youth​ and​ Sport​ issued​ a​ press​ release​ on​ the​ examination​ result​ of​ the​ Grade​ 12​ examination​ which​ happened​ on​ August​ 19-20,​ 2019.​ There​ are​ 79,052​ successful​ candidates,​ accounting​ for​ 68,62%​ (was​ only​ 67,07%​ in​ 2018).​ Among​ the​ ...

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

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Announcement: Data literacy training

Open Development Cambodia (ODC), with financial assistance from USAID’s Cambodian Civil Society Strengthening project, is delighted to announce a series of Training on Data Literacy that consists of THREE training modules and a final workshop. Each phase is a 5-day workshop that will progressively equip ...

Open Development Cambodia

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Statement on “Collateral Damage: Land Loss and Abuses in Cambodia's Microfinance Sector”

On 07 August 2019, Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) released an statement examine human rights abuses in Cambodia’s microfinance sector. According to their joint report, more than 2 million Cambodians currently have a loan with ...

Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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Press release: Japan provides USD 310,777 for promoting inclusive education in Kandal province

On 02 August 2019, the government of Japan has agreed to provide USD 310,777 to AAR Japan under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO projects.  The Grant Contract has been singed between H.E. Mr. Horinouchi Hidehisa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to ...

Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Cambodia

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Training of the Trainers (TOT) on Digital Skills and Computer Science

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) together with the ICT4D Cambodia Network are the local partners in Cambodia to implement the ASEAN Digital Innovation Program, which is supported by the ASEAN Foundation and the Microsoft. We are delighted to be organizing the Training of the Trainers (TOT) ...

Open Development Cambodia

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Press release on NTFP-based enterprise by the local community create incentives for social and environmental protection

On 10 June 2019, the Ministry of Environment issued a press release expressing the significant contribution of non-timber forest producer groups and associations as social protection as well as their commitment to forest conservation and poverty eradication goals. About 68% of total rural households across ...

Ministry of Environment

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