Disabled persons policy and administration
Ministry of Labour requires factories to allow disabled workers to leave at least 15 minutes early
The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training required workers with disabilities to leave at least 15 minutes before their work hours to make it easier for them to leave work and protect the well-being of those workers. ...
Khmer Times Staff
UNDP lauds Cambodia for inclusion of Marrakesh Treaty in copyright draft law
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) applauds the progress Cambodia has made towards ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty, with the Kingdom taking a major step towards becoming a member of the treaty on World Braille Day this year. The Marrakesh Treaty is an international legal instrument which ...
Disabilities convention supports ‘inclusive, accessible, and sustainable world’
We have the tools to end the “systemic marginalization” of persons with disabilities, the UN chief told the 15th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on June 14. ...
Khmer Times Staff
‘Disabled people worst hit by natural disasters’
Speaking at a workshop entitled Disability Inclusion into Climate Change in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Jolly, who is the climate change adaptation consultant at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), requested the government to consider the difficulties facing people with disabilities when drafting government policy ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Joint directive to benefit disabled persons
The Ministries of Land Management and Social Affairs yesterday issued a joint directive requiring all buildings to accommodate those with physical disabilities by building infrastructure such as wheelchair ramps and allocating parking spaces. ...
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 ...
More needed for disabled: NGO
At a workshop to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the Law on the Protection and the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, executive director of the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation Ngin Saorath decried the lack of progress on equal treatment of disabled people ...
Ministries discuss long-promised handicap accessibility
Officials from the ministries of social affairs and urban planning met with the Disability Action Council (DAC) on Monday to discuss issuing a prakas to standardise long-promised handicap accessibility in public buildings, according to a Facebook post by DAC. ...
Disabled deserve jobs: gov’t
The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday once again called on the Kingdom’s employers to hire the disabled, something mandated in a widely ignored 2010 sub-decree. ...
Sen David and Cristina Maza
Disabled performers back on city’s streets
Two weeks after police rounded up blind and disabled performers begging for money on streets around Phnom Penh in a bid to prevent traffic congestion, the performers were back on the streets on Wednesday, defiantly defending their right to earn their keep. ...
UN program to help disabled
The ninth session of the Conference of the State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) took place at UN headquarters in New York last week. ...
UN body takes issue with stance on disabled rights
A UN spokesperson has rejected a government reading of a UN convention used to justify banning people with disabilities from performing in the streets. ...
Pilot project for disabled in Pailin to spread
Pailin province will be ground zero for a Ministry of Social Affairs’ pilot project that will offer 20,000 riel stipends monthly to poor, disabled citizens, according to ministry officials. The funds will be distributed to citizens for set amounts of time based on their level ...
Premier fed up with insensitive remarks about eye
Prime Minister Hun Sen, who lost an eye fighting for the Khmer Rouge during the April 1975 battle for Phnom Penh, is sick and tired of being called “a blind eye guy”. ...
Gov to give drivers licenses to people with disabilities
Em Chan Makara, president of the Disability Action Council (DAC), told reporters that his group will issue drivers licenses for people with disabilities in conjunction with the government. The council will also discuss appropriate vehicles for disabled people with other stakeholders. ...
Experts say gov’t all talk, no action on support for disabled
Marking the Cambodian Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An encouraged all government ministries to make an effort to employ more people with disabilities, though experts say the government should be more proactive. ...
Khy Sovuthy and Taylor O'Connell
More than 3,940 disabled persons have been employed at 40 ministries and institutions
For the celebration of upcoming International Day of Persons with Disabilities that will be held on Thursday, Prime Minister calls for all state and private institutions to employ persons with disabilities to help promote their livelihood. ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Ramp plan for public areas gets gov’t push
In efforts to improve conditions for its disabled citizens, the government yesterday announced that it plans to order the installation of ramps and access signs at all public places. ...
Airline shifts blame for ‘disabled’ fee
The Disability Action Council (DAC) said yesterday it would conduct an investigation of Bassaka Airlines and the Cambodian Airport Management Service Ltd (CAMS) to determine whether a $240 surcharge for a wheelchair-bound passenger qualifies as discrimination under the country’s disability law. ...
Outrage over boarding charges
A government minister has threatened legal action, and disability groups are up in arms, after a small Cambodian airline forced a disabled passenger to pay $240 on top of her ticket price for help getting on and off an aircraft.Bassaka Air has admitted demanding the ...
Krousar Thmey requests media to help encourage parents to send disabled kids to school
General Director of Krousar Thmey Herve Roqueplan had asked minister of information Khieu Kanharith to help encouraging private-run and state-run media to bring on air a video clip, encouraging parents to send their disabled kids to school. ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Gov’t ramping up plan for tourist-site access
A push is on to mandate handicapped-accessible ramps at the Kingdom’s tourist attractions, a member of the government’s Disability Action Council (DAC) said yesterday. ...