Social development

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/

Ministry prepares guidelines to define sexual harassment

Police and public in the Kingdom are on the same side when it comes to determining what is sexual harassment and what is not. The main reason:  guidelines to identify sexual harassment are yet to be framed by the lawmakers. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501184820/ministry-prepares-guidelines-to-define-sexual-harassment/

Too many still unaware of diabetes-diet link: experts

Medical experts have expressed concerns at the growing number of diabetes cases in Cambodia, and indeed the world. It appears that many people are unaware of the link between a poor diet and an increased risk of contracting the disease. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/too-many-still-unaware-diabetes-diet-link-experts

Pounong indigenous peoples ask Mondulkiri Provincial Authorities to take action against those clearing their faith mountain

Indigenous people in Laoka village, Sokdom commune, Sen Monorom city, Mondulkiri province, request the authorities to take action to prevent the clearing of the mountainous land, which is a place of worship and the extraction of non-timber forest products as they claim that the perpetrators ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/15/punong-people-ask-the-authorities-to-take-action-against-those-who-cleared-the-mountain/

Chinese language set for secondary school curricula

Cambodia and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the joint development of Chinese language curricula in public secondary schools in the Kingdom, with 20 high schools having been selected for the pilot phase of the programme. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chinese-language-set-secondary-school-curricula

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