Social development

Family, children and youth

USAID launches campaign to encourage early childhood development

USAID has launched a campaign in Siem Reap that aims to support young children to thrive and reach their full developmental potential by promoting nurturing care from male and female caregivers. ...

Marissa Carruthers
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-usaid-launches-campaign-to-encourage-early-childhood-development

UNICEF sees progress in Cambodia for improvement of child rights

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that progress has been made in Cambodia in the protection of child rights. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501265354/unicef-sees-progress-in-cambodia-for-improvement-of-child-rights/

Red Cross sounds alarm over online child safety

Officials from the Battambang branch of the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) call on parents, guardians and teachers to pay closer attention to protecting children from online sexual exploitation. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/red-cross-sounds-alarm-over-online-child-safety

Ministry: Eight children available for adoption

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation announced that it was looking for caregivers for eight orphans who are living at the National Maternal and Child Health Centre (NMCHC) and Battambang Orphanage Centre I in Battambang province. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-eight-children-available-adoption

UNICEF, government hold forum on child rights

UNICEF and the NGO Save the Children jointly hosted a forum in Phnom Penh marking the 10th anniversary of the global launch of the “Children’s Rights and Business Principles”. These principles offer guidelines for businesses as they embed children’s rights into their business strategies and ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unicef-government-hold-forum-child-rights

KOICA, ChildFund continue partnership in Kratie

The South Korean International Development Agency (KOICA) has agreed to provide more than $1.4 million in assistance to ChildFund Cambodia over the next three years to strengthen the education system for 17 rural primary schools in Chhlong district of Kratie province. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koica-childfund-continue-partnership-kratie

Domestic violence on the decline in remote areas

Cases of domestic violence are increasing at an alarming rate in remote communities compared to urban areas due to a lack of awareness of the negative consequences of violent behaviour. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501217419/domestic-violence-on-the-decline-in-remote-areas/

Dialogue eyes key role of youth in RCEP region’s growth

Investing in and empowering young people is vital for members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade pact to shore up sustained growth and accelerate global economic recovery amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, leading scholars and media executives said. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501208269/dialogue-eyes-key-role-of-youth-in-rcep-regions-growth/

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

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