Social development

Family, children and youth

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/

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/

‘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

ASEAN forum vows to shield children from online abuse

Cambodia and the ASEAN nations co-hosted an information technology forum, which ended in a joint commitment to protect children from online exploitation. The forum was held on November 2, with the support of UNICEF and the Cambodian government. Also joining the forum were development partners, youth ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-forum-vows-shield-children-online-abuse

Cambodian youth lack interest in politics: survey

Transparency International Cambodia (TIC) released a report on its “Youth Policy Survey” on Sunday, which revealed that most young Cambodians lack an interest in politics because they are more concerned about personal security and lack political knowledge. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501179419/cambodian-youth-lack-interest-in-politics-survey/

ChildFund debuts ‘Swipe Safe’ plans

The NGO ChildFund has announced its strategic plan for 2022-2025 as well as a brand-new online safety project “Swipe Safe” to protect children from online abuse of all kinds. ChildFund said in its press release on November 2 that the ChildFund-initiated project, “Swipe Safe” will begin ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/childfund-debuts-swipe-safe-plans

Kampong Speu factory workers get day-care centres

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on October 27 formally inaugurated four day-care centres for the children of factory workers in Kampong Speu province. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-factory-workers-get-day-care-centres

2.2 million Cambodian children exposed to high heatwave frequency

Cambodia is one of the countries currently affected, with 2.2 million children – or 37.1 percent of the total child population – exposed to high heatwave frequency, pointed out a UNICEF’s press release issued yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501175840/2-2-million-cambodian-children-exposed-to-high-heatwave-frequency/

Vietnam, Cambodia take pride in young generations: Vice President

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan emphasised the pride of the Vietnamese and Cambodian Parties and States in young generations at a reception for a visiting delegation of the Cambodian Union of Youth Federations in Hanoi on October 25. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501175120/vietnam-cambodia-take-pride-in-young-generations-vice-president/

Hun Sen pledges assistance for autistic child in S Reap province

Prime Minister Hun Sen has stepped in to help with the treatment of a child in Siem Reap province who suffers from severe autism, according to his social media post. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-pledges-assistance-autistic-child-s-reap-province

43% of children under 14 physically disciplined at home, study says

Nearly half of Cambodian children aged 1 to 14 years old are disciplined in their homes using physical violence, a new government study says, with social norms remaining a key factor in why adults hit their kids. ...

Ngay Nai
https://cambojanews.com/43-of-children-under-14-physically-disciplined-at-home-study-says/

World Food Programme drive aims to fix kids’ diets

The World Food Programme (WFP) – in collaboration with the School Health Department at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport – is launching an innovative social and behavioural change communication campaign to improve the diets of primary school children.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-food-programme-drive-aims-fix-kids-diets

Reports of online child sexual exploitation and abuse increase

There were 183 reported cases of online child sexual exploitation and abuse in the first seven months of the year, an increase from the previous year but likely still much lower than the actual number of cases, according to child protection NGO Action Pour Les ...

Ngay Nai
https://cambojanews.com/reports-of-online-child-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse-increase/

Parents urged to follow child’s immunisation schedule

As many children have yet to be inoculated with the 12 vaccines as per the national immunisation schedule, the government is stepping up efforts to encourage parents to take their children to be vaccinated. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501116675/parents-urged-to-follow-childs-immunisation-schedule/

Significant drop in maternal, infant and mortality rates

A recent report from the Ministry of Health has indicated that maternal, infant and neonatal mortality rates have decreased significantly. ...

យឹម​ ​ស្រី​លីន
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501102956/significant-drop-in-maternal-infant-and-mortality-rates/

PM shares some key ideas to end violence against children

Prime Minister Hun Sen, has shared three key ideas, aimed at ending global violence against children, at the “Together to #End Violence Leaders’ Event” on June 14. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/1094367/pm-shares-some-key-ideas-to-end-violence-against-children/

80% children under psychological stress: Report

About 80% of Cambodian children aged between 12 and 16 are living under psychological stress because of their parents’ debt, according to a report released on the sidelines of International Children’s Day, which falls on every June 1. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501086962/80-children-under-psychological-stress-report/

NGOs call for gov’t support on child rights post-pandemic

A group of six independent NGOs has called on the government to commit to supporting child rights after the coronavirus pandemic, after their survey found out that nearly 80 per cent of children and youth respondents said their parents experience financial stress. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-call-govt-support-child-rights-post-pandemic

Gov’t committed to promoting child rights

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to promoting child rights, urging all state institutions and relevant authorities to make every effort to increase the power of children, especially girls. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-committed-promoting-child-rights

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