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

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

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

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

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

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

Poipet children face abuse

The trend of Cambodian workers flocking to Thailand can have a devastating ripple effect on children living on the margins in the border town of Poipet, where they face a litany of risks such as drug use, sexual abuse and physical violence, according to a ...

Erin Handley

Child-rescuing maverick now hunting pedophiles

Even by his own admission, it is an extraordinary change in fortunes for Adam Whittington. Eight months ago, the so-called “child recovery agent” was languishing in a stark Lebanese jail facing kidnapping charges after a failed attempt to snatch two children from the streets of Beirut ...

George Wright

New film on the garbage dump kids

To mark 20 years of the work of NGO Pour un Sourie d’Enfant (PSE), a new film about the founders was premiered at the Chaktomouk Hall on Phnom Penh’s riverside on Friday evening when Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was the guest of honor. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Homeless children back from Vietnam

Twenty-nine homeless Cambodians, including 20 children, will be repatriated from Ho Chi Minh City today. Apart from the children, the group consists of nine adults – three men and six women. Of the 20 children, 10 are boys and 10 are girls, according to Ministry of ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Orphanages in Cambodia: The good, the bad and the exploitative

The children rehearse twice a day, for about two hours each time – once at 4am, and again at 7pm – so they can perform for tourists on board cruise ships that dock at Phnom Penh year-round.But these children are not professional buskers nor part ...

Mabel Chan

Girls returned from begging in Thailand

Eight young girls were placed in the care of the Social Affairs Ministry on Thursday after Thai authorities found them begging and selling flowers in Thailand and sent them back to Cambodia, according to the ministry. ...

Sek Odom

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