Family, children and youth

Family, children and youth policy and administration

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/

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

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

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

Reports of online child sexual exploitation and abuse increase

There were 183 reported cases of online child sexual exploitation and abuse in the first seven months of the year, an increase from the previous year but likely still much lower than the actual number of cases, according to child protection NGO Action Pour Les ...

Ngay Nai
https://cambojanews.com/reports-of-online-child-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse-increase/

PM shares some key ideas to end violence against children

Prime Minister Hun Sen, has shared three key ideas, aimed at ending global violence against children, at the “Together to #End Violence Leaders’ Event” on June 14. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/1094367/pm-shares-some-key-ideas-to-end-violence-against-children/

NGOs call for gov’t support on child rights post-pandemic

A group of six independent NGOs has called on the government to commit to supporting child rights after the coronavirus pandemic, after their survey found out that nearly 80 per cent of children and youth respondents said their parents experience financial stress. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-call-govt-support-child-rights-post-pandemic

Post-Covid school reopenings see drop in returning students

Poverty is stopping several students from returning to schools post-Covid times, say school authorities. The pandemic had affected millions of families across the country, but children suffered the most. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501078735/post-covid-school-reopenings-see-drop-in-returning-students/

Japan funds environmental awareness, child protection programmes

The Japanese government has provided more than $800,000 in funding to two Japanese NGOs, under its grant assistance framework. The NGOs are engaged in raising awareness of environment issues and eliminating violence against children in schools. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-funds-environmental-awareness-child-protection-programmes

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

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