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New orphanage rules met with fear, optimism

A new set of standards for orphanages that the Ministry of Social Affairs plans to enforce over the coming months, combined with a global move toward community-based care, has at least one organization worried it will be forced to close down. ...

Taylor o'connell
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-orphanage-rules-met-with-fear-optimism-103144/

Cambodia faces uphill struggle to reform its orphanages

A visit to the temples of Angkor Wat, followed by a stop at an orphanage, are part of the travel experience for many of the more than four million tourists who come to Cambodia every year. ...

Astrid Zweynert
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13290/cambodia-faces-uphill-struggle-to-reform-its-orphanages/

Ministry to curb orphanages

Minister for Social Affairs Vong Soth yesterday vowed to cut the amount of children in orphanages by 30 per cent within two years through a joint campaign with NGOs. Dubbed “Keep Families Together”, the initiative, backed by USAID, UNICEF and Friends International, will urge parents to ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-curb-orphanages

Ministry to curb orphanages

Minister for Social Affairs Vong Soth yesterday vowed to cut the amount of children in orphanages by 30 per cent within two years through a joint campaign with NGOs. Dubbed “Keep Families Together”, the initiative, backed by USAID, UNICEF and Friends International, will urge parents to ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ministry-curb-orphanages

Somaly Mam Foundation closes down

Months after announcing the resignation of its founder and promising to start afresh to continue its “vital work” protecting vulnerable girls in Cambodia, the U.S.-based Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF) announced Saturday that it has ceased operations, telling supporters to turn to other organizations to help ...

Chris Mueller
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/somaly-mam-foundation-closes-down-70300/

‘Orphanage tourism’ still an issue: UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund in Australia has warned volunteers and tourists to avoid visiting Cambodian orphanages following critical reports from the press in recent weeks. In a post on its website, UNICEF Australia said “these types of tours exploit children and their families for the financial ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/%E2%80%98orphanage-tourism%E2%80%99-still-issue-unicef

Gov’t called upon to stamp out child labor

The government must make more of an effort to not only eradicate child labor, but also its underlying causes, and ensure that children attend school, local rights group Licadho said Thursday. In a statement released ahead of World Day Against Child Labor, the group said the ...

Lauren Crothers
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-called-upon-to-stamp-out-child-labor-61337/

Roundup of vagrants begins; numbers kept secret

The Phnom Penh municipality on Tuesday began its latest campaign to clear the city’s streets of vagrants, rounding up truckloads of beggars and sellers at traffic lights and holding them at district offices and the municipal social affairs department. Street people across the city were seen ...

Kuch Naren and Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/roundup-of-vagrants-begins-numbers-kept-secret-61049/

Acleda joins WEF growth club

Cambodia’s largest financial institution, Acleda Bank, has been adopted into the World Economic Forum’s group of Global Growth Companies (GGC), an exclusive club made up of some of the world’s fastest-growing medium-size firms. The WEF yesterday announced that 20 companies from the Asia-Pacific region had been ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/acleda-joins-wef-growth-club

Protection groups partner up

An initiative aimed at boosting the level of child protection in five Cambodian provinces was launched in Phnom Penh yesterday. The Partnership Program for the Protection of Children, which brings together the Cambodian government, UNICEF, Friends International and nine grassroots NGOs, is aimed at better coordinating ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032155158/National-news/protection-groups-partner-up.html

Tourists discouraged from visiting orphanages

NGO Friends International launched a government-backed campaign yesterday to discourage visitors from participating in “orphanage tourism” in an effort to protect children from being exploited, organizers said yesterday Citing an unreleased report by Unicef and the Ministry of Social Affairs, James Sutherland, international communications coordinator for ...

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