Development and assistance for families, children and youth

Families, children and youth development NGOs

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

‘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

NGO pacts to promote children’s rights

The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday signed agreements with three NGOs to promote Cambodian children’s rights and their studies in the community. The NGOs were MIKI Home Cambodia, New Hope For Cambodia Children, and Meta and Mission Community. ...

Sen David

Social services to be improved

The government, Hagar International and Save the Children are teaming up to address the country’s lack of social workers, hoping to beef up the social service sector and deal with the growing number of children in residential care facilities – informally known as orphanages.   ...

Jonathan Greig

Justice system failing child victims: experts

Cambodia’s justice system often fails to support children who are victims of and witnesses to crime, many of whom are so terrified to appear in court that they’re unable to give testimony, children’s rights experts said yesterday. ...

Cristina Maza and Bun Sengkong

Gov’t taskforce to address Prey Speu and homelessness

The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday announced that it would form a committee to address the lack of services available to the homeless and mentally ill. Yesterday’s meeting was precipitated by the revelation this week by rights organization Licadho that two more residents at Prey ...

Chea Takihiro

Tourists are unknowingly contributing to Cambodia’s rising number of orphanages

Almost 75 percent of kids in the country’s orphanages are there because their families can’t afford to keep them at home. In 2011, UNICEF released a study saying that the number of orphanages in Cambodia had increased by 75 percent in the previous six years, ...

Logan Connor

Pedophile Molodyakov guilty in Russia

Russian serial pedophile Stanislav Molodyakov—who preyed on Cambodian street children for years before he was deported to his home country in 2012—has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for raping dozens of schoolgirls, according to Russian media. ...

Ben Woods

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