Social development

Family, children and youth

National policy on child protection to provide equal opportunities to all children

The National Policy on Child Protection System will provide equal opportunity to all children to become qualified human resources contributing to the national development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750079/national-policy-on-child-protection-to-provide-equal-opportunities-to-all-children/

PM marks Int’l Children Day with call for improvements in welfare

Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued a six-point message on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of International Children’s Day on June 1, Cambodian Children’s Day, also on June 1 and the 19th anniversary of the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-marks-intl-children-day-call-improvements-welfare

MoU signed to assist vulnerable children

The Social Affairs Ministry yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with seven organisations in a move to assist affected and vulnerable children in Cambodia. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50724722/mou-signed-to-assist-vulnerable-children/

E-Learning via radio for ethnic students

The Education Ministry will broadcast live education programmes in multiple languages on radio for indigenous children while schools nationwide are temporarily closed to prevent a coronavirus spread. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715583/e-learning-via-radio-for-ethnic-students/

BIN & TGB Charity support children’s education in Cambodia

TGB Charity, a subsidiary charity brand of BBIN, partnered with Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) this year and donated US$40,000 to various educational projects to support vulnerable children in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697539/bin-tgb-charity-support-childrens-education-in-cambodia

Children gain opportunities but face risks in age of social media

A Children’s Fund (Unicef) report on the use of social media by children and adolescents in East Asia says that although access to such sites provides children with big opportunities, it also exposes them to the growing risks that accompany the platforms. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/children-gain-opportunities-face-risks-age-social-media

Ending violence against kids

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation on Wednesday launched a campaign to end violence against women and children with the support of Unicef. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ending-violence-against-kids

Call for female bail review after prisoner’s baby dies

The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Prisons spokesman Nuth Savna announced that it is conducting investigations into the death of a five-month-old baby who had been living with her mother in Correctional Centre II (Prey Sar). ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/call-female-bail-review-after-prisoners-baby-dies

Internet safety push begins

Action Pour Les Enfants (Aple) has joined forces with the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) and several ministries to promote a safer internet experience for the young.​ ‘Safer Internet, Social Morality and Family Values’ is a campaign that aims to encourage safe and positive use ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/internet-safety-push-begins

Human Rights Day celebration to focus on the role of youths

The United Nation Human Rights in Cambodia will mark this year’s Human Rights Day by focusing on the leadership roles of youths, which some civil society claim remains restricted. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667615/human-rights-day-celebration-to-focus-on-the-role-of-youths/

Child Protection Unit forms online group to fight cyber exploitation

The Child Protection Unit (CPU) has established Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) – an online group created to combat any form of online child sexual exploitation and abuse. In a Facebook post on Saturday where he made the announcement, ICU operations director James McCabe said ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/child-protection-unit-forms-online-group-fight-cyber-exploitation

NGOs note children’s rights achievements

The Joining Force Alliance, a coalition of six large organisations focusing on children’s rights, issued a report yesterday praising Cambodia’s achievements in defending children’s rights over the past three decades. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50661318/ngos-note-childrens-rights-achievements/

Ministry, 13 NGOs ink $14M project for children’s welfare

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday with 13 NGOs for a three-year project which aims to promote the wellbeing of children across Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-13-ngos-ink-14m-project-childrens-welfare

Cambodia feared lagging behind predators in cybersex trafficking crackdown

U.S. and Australian crime fighters are preparing Cambodia for a spike in online child sex abuse cases but local officials fear that predators are a step ahead of police due to narrow laws.​​​​ The spread of cheap, high-speed internet and the rise in mobile phone ...

Matt Blomberg
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-sexcrimes-children/cambodia-feared-lagging-behind-predators-in-cybersex-trafficking-crackdown-idUSKCN1VW00B

Cambodia launches campaign to end child labor in brick industry

Cambodia has launched a campaign to end child labor in the brick industry by 2020, a move industry observers cautiously welcome while expressing doubts the goal will be achieved, and calling for more structural changes. ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-launches-campaign-to-end-child-labor-in-brick-industry/5074617.html

GNC: Youths ‘forced’ into drugs

NGO Good Neighbours Cambodia (GNC) has released a report which said that 3.4 per cent of youths had tried drugs and another 4.9 per cent were enticed or forced into using narcotics by friends and neighbours. GNC said a survey of 283 youths from 13 ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gnc-youths-forced-drugs

Report: MFI loans force land sales, increase in child labour

A report from local human rights NGOs Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) claimed that the increasing levels of debt caused by taking loans from microfinance institutions (MFIs) is forcing rural families to sell off land. The study also claimed that the sharp rise in debt ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/report-mfi-loans-force-land-sales-increase-child-labour

Unesco: Teacher education to benefit 130,000 children

Some 130,000 children, particularly the vulnerable, will benefit from the Strengthening Teacher Education Programme in Cambodia (STEPCam), Unesco said on Tuesday. The UN agency said the initiative focuses on the role of teachers in building foundations in early learning, with the Ministry of Education, Youth ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unesco-teacher-education-benefit-130000-children

Ministry requests ADB aid for the most needy

Cambodia on Tuesday requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to consider providing aid – especially to the elderly, people with disabilities and orphaned children. In the meantime, the bank is studying the country’s social welfare system before announcing a raft of technical assistance as part ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-requests-adb-aid-most-needy

New joint committee to tackle child abuse

Ministries and child protection NGOs have jointly established a committee on the Implementation of an Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children, Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation spokesman Touch Channy said. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-joint-committee-tackle-child-abuse

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