Family, children and youth policy and administration
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
New joint committee to tackle child abuse
Ministries and child protection NGOs have jointly established a committee on the Implementation of an Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children, Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation spokesman Touch Channy said. ...