Family, children and youth

Family, children and youth policy and administration

World Bank financing will strengthen learning, access to education in Cambodia

The World Bank has approved financing, along with a grant from the Global Partnership for Education, will provide $69.25 million in new funding to help Cambodia improve equitable access to basic education and respond rapidly to crises affecting the education system. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501010317/world-bank-financing-will-strengthen-learning-access-to-education-in-cambodia/

Strengthened implementation plans for child protection system

The implementation plan for the National Policy 2019-2029 on Child Protection System was launched yesterday to promote and raise the protection of children from all forms of abuse and exploitation. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50944347/strengthened-implementation-plans-for-child-protection-system/

Children’s challenges and critical areas to be addressed

While Cambodia has made remarkable progress in increasing children’s access to primary education, Save the Children Cambodia is of the view that there are still some critical areas that need to be seriously addressed. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50943007/childrens-challenges-and-critical-areas-to-be-addressed/

Indian Ambassador stresses the need to simultaneously address Cyber threat challenge to children

Ambassador of the Republic of India to Cambodia Dr. Devyani Khobragade has noted the importance of digital empowerment and the need of simultaneously addressing the challenges of cyber threats to children, vulnerable groups exposed to cyber bullies, online sexual abuse & exploitation. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50928529/indian-ambassador-stresses-the-need-to-simultaneously-address-cyber-threat-challenge-to-children/

Project launched for protection of children

For the safety and protection of children, a three-year project called ‘Safe Community for Children’ was launched in Kratie province yesterday. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50923298/project-launched-for-protection-of-children/

Cambodia organises online child protection workshop

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, is organising a workshop on online child protection. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50922324/cambodia-organises-online-child-protection-workshop/

Experts raise concern over online child abuse

A group of experts yesterday raised their growing concerns over online child abuse as the majority of children now have access to the internet. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50921657/experts-raise-concern-over-online-child-abuse/

Boost for fight against online child sexual exploitation

An action plan has been launched yesterday to comprehensively prevent and respond to the growing threat of online child sexual exploitation and better protect children through prevention, investigation and giving full assistance to victims. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893942/boost-for-fight-against-online-child-sexual-exploitation/

Education programme for Out-of-School youths

Out-of-School youths and young adults who have not completed their lower secondary education can now do so with the launch of the 282 digitalised videos for teaching and learning for the Non-Formal Education Lower Secondary Equivalency (NFE-LSEP) programme. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50883812/education-programme-for-out-of-school-youths/

BookLab teaches children social skills

The Asia Foundation with support from Smart Axiata has launched BookLab – a children’s book creation event to produce 10 children’s storybooks, laying out different situations and problems for young readers to learn and explore. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/booklab-teaches-children-social-skills

Legal assistance sought for juvenile victims, offenders

Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) president Ly Chantola said the BAKC is collaborating with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide legal assistance to both juvenile victims and offenders at court hearings across the country. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/legal-assistance-sought-juvenile-victims-offenders

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

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/

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

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/

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

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

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