Social development

Family, children and youth

UNICEF praised over social services, child protection work

The Ministry of Interior appreciates the remarkable development progress of UNICEF’s contribution to improving the quality of social services and child protection. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501489166/unicef-praised-over-social-services-child-protection-work/

MoEYS discusses ways to bolster youth skills at ECOSOC forum

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) on Tuesday led a high-level delegation to participate in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2024 held in New York city – aimed at strengthening the skills and capacity of Cambodian young people ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501474732/moeys-discusses-ways-to-bolster-youth-skills-at-ecosoc-forum/

PM encourages people to have more children to increase the young population

On the occasion of the closing ceremony of the Ministry of Planning’s annual meeting on the morning of April 9, 2024, Dr. Hun Manet, Prime Minister of Cambodia, encouraged people to have more children to increase the number of young people in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501470066/pm-encourages-people-to-have-more-children-to-increase-the-young-population/

Govt, UNICEF launch digital drive to combat online sexual predators

UNICEF Cambodia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation, unveiled yesterday an innovative digital campaign in a bid to safeguard Cambodian adolescents from the threat of online sexual predators. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501460362/govt-unicef-launch-digital-drive-to-combat-online-sexual-predators/

Education minister calls for libraries, reading in teacher training schools

Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron has called on all teacher training institutions to establish standard libraries and incorporate reading programmes into their curricula to further enhance the capabilities of pedagogical students. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-minister-calls-for-libraries-reading-in-teacher-training-schools

Over 15,000 youth visit ‘Reading Day’ book fair

More than 15,000 youth turned out on the first day of the book fair, organised as part of the National Reading Day by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, at the Institute of Technology on Saturday. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501453575/over-15000-youth-visit-reading-day-book-fair/

Free meal programme to cover over 1,000 schools

This year the government and partner organisations through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will continue to provide food to more than 1,000 schools in 10 provinces to improve children’s nutrition. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501420458/free-meal-programme-to-cover-over-1000-schools/

UNICEF urges govt to enhance efforts to end child violence

During a three-day visit to Cambodia, UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Director Debora Comini met with ministry officials and development partners to enhance efforts to end violence against children and end unnecessary family separation. ...

Som Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501404777/unicef-urges-govt-to-enhance-efforts-to-end-child-violence/

Men urged to play stronger role in childcare

A total of 95 percent of Cambodian women are involved in childcare, impacting their ability to take up full-time jobs, according to an ADB report. In response, men are being urged to play a role caring for their kids and for the government to provide ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/men-urged-to-play-stronger-role-in-childcare

Campaign aims to put an end to female violence

Orange Shield has been held to raise awareness about harmful behavior and to promote safe spaces where women and girls can feel physically and emotionally safe. ...

Kiripost staff writers
https://kiripost.com/stories/campaign-aims-to-put-an-end-to-female-violence

Ministry to fine, shutter businesses employing children

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said yesterday that businesses employing children will be shut down and fined or may even face criminal charges. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501395352/ministry-to-fine-shutter-businesses-employing-children/

Brick factories urged to end child labour

An in-depth study by the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) has revealed that debt bondage and child labour continue in brick factories. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/brick-factories-urged-to-end-child-labour

Children and youth advocate for child rights and climate actions on World Children’s Day in Cambodia

Children, young people, authorities, celebrities, civil society organizations, and development partners from all sectors in Cambodia come together Friday to begin a three-day celebration of World Children’s Day 2023, which is officially marked on 20 November. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501394343/children-and-youth-advocate-for-child-rights-and-climate-actions-on-world-childrens-day-in-cambodia/

16 percent of households in Cambodia cannot afford nutritious diet

A total of 16 percent of households in Cambodia cannot afford a nutritious diet, highlighting the importance of social assistance programs to prevent more families from falling behind, said a new report released on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501388176/16-percent-of-households-in-cambodia-cannot-afford-nutritious-diet/

Childhood diabetes a ‘pressing issue’

UNBEKNOWN to Rorn Chamroeun, her 12-year-old daughter had battled kidney failure since birth, a situation intricately linked to her daughter’s consumption of sugary drinks. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/childhood-diabetes-pressing-issue

Campaign seeking to end online child abuse

An online safety awareness campaign is underway to promote safe social media use and combat online child abuse, particularly among girls and young women. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/campaign-seeking-end-online-child-abuse

Report reveals 160,000 children sexually abused or exploited online

About 160,000 children aged 12 to 16 have been the victim of online sexual exploitation and abuse in the last year in Cambodia, a UNICEF report revealed on Wednesday. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/report-reveals-160000-children-sexually-abused-or-exploited-online

Orphanage given two months to improve facilities and care

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has given an orphanage cum hospice, two months to improve the facilities and care provided after finding serious flaws in the management, administration and care of children. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501359441/orphanage-given-two-months-to-improve-facilities-and-care/

Parents demand unhealthy food ban in schools

Noting a rise in obesity in their children due to sweets and snacks eaten at school, parents are now calling for a ban on unhealthy foods and drinks. ...

Thang Sinorn
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-parents-demand-unhealthy-food-ban-in-schools-phnom-penh

New mothers enjoy social protection updates

In the first 10 days of August, nearly 200 pregnant women and children under two years of age had already benefited from a new government policy which increases the allowances paid to members of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). The women expressed their satisfaction ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-mothers-enjoy-social-protection-updates

CARE Cambodia provides hope for Indigenous culture and language in Cambodia

Nang Chhok* is nine years old. She attends a multilingual primary school in the O’chum district, Ratanakiri province, in Cambodia, where she learns in both Khmer and her Indigenous Krueng language. ...

Khmer Times staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501340283/care-cambodia-provides-hope-for-indigenous-culture-and-language-in-cambodia/

FAO and WFP collaborate to improve diets for school-going children in Cambodia

Set minimum standards for food safety and quality for home grown school feeding value chains are a must in order to assure nutritious diets for school-going children in Cambodia- this was a key agreement at a recent workshop which was held on 28 June 2023 ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501333566/fao-and-wfp-collaborate-to-improve-diets-for-school-going-children-in-cambodia/

Cambodia outlines six national policies at ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Early Childhood Education

Oum Romney, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, highlighted six national policies to protect and develop young children, at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Policy on Child Protection and Education in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 26 ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501332474/cambodia-outlines-six-national-policies-at-asean-ministerial-meeting-on-early-childhood-education/

UNICEF digital campaign fights child sexual exploitation in Cambodia

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with Cambodia’s Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, is implementing the “Let’s Chat” digital campaign to address the vulnerability of Cambodian adolescents to online sexual predators. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501323414/unicef-digital-campaign-fights-child-sexual-exploitation-in-cambodia/

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