Disabled persons

Disabled persons policy and administration

Disability Action Team set up for rehabilitation of the disabled

The Ministry of Interior has established a “Disability Action Team” to help advice Ministry on issues related to the disabled people and increase their employment opportunities within the Ministry. ...

Torn Vibol

Health Ministry aims to reduce blindness to 0.35% of populace by 2030

The Ministry of Health announced an updated roadmap for the management of blindness and its prevention. The plan aims to reduce blindness among the populace to 0.35% from the present rate of 1.2% by 2030. ...

Hang Punreay

Ministry enhances curriculum for hearing, visual impairments

The education ministry is focusing on enhancing materials and teaching methods for a specialised curriculum supporting students with hearing and visual impairments in Cambodia, thereby promoting the development of disabled individuals. ...

Making it easier for disabled to access benefits

The government has issued a sub-decree on Disability Identification by Social Model and Basic Rights, which aims to manage the disability identification database as a basis for targeting people with disabilities, to make it easier for them to benefit from the social protection systems and ...

Torn Vibol

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 ...

Chea Sokny

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.​ ...

Sen David

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

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 ...

Pech Sotheary

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. ...

Andrew Nachemson

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. ...

Ben Sokhean

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. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

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 ...

Mom Kunthear

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”. ...

Vong Sokheng

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. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

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

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