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Health officials plan more food hygiene training courses

Health officials on Monday called for food hygiene training to be brought in twice a month, effective from this month, to improve health standards at restaurants. After conducting a small number of training sessions, it was found that an understanding of food hygiene was generally ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-officials-plan-more-food-hygiene-training-courses

Gender equality programme rolled out in Kingdom’s north

The first phase of a project aimed at empowering girls and boys aged between 12 and 17 to “learn, share, create and lead efforts to promote social development and gender equality in Cambodia” has been rolled out in Siem Reap, Stung Treng and Ratanakiri provinces. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gender-equality-programme-rolled-out-kingdoms-north

NGOs push climate change agenda

Several NGOs, including Plan International, have urged the government to pay more attention to climate change issues in the country, noting that Cambodia is more susceptible to it than most Asian countries. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50495413/ngos-push-climate-change-agenda/

Study links toilet usage, height

A new study has found that open defecation, which is still commonly practised in Cambodia, has direct links to reduced heights in children, with a decrease in the practice over five years leading to increases in height. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/study-links-toilet-usage-height

Child abuse rife says NGO report

Children in Cambodia face a range of threats to their safety including violence, sexual abuse and economic exploitation, with the justice system failing to prosecute alleged offenders, according to a 68-page report by a host of children’s welfare NGOs. ...

MOM KUNTHEAR
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25683/child-abuse-rife-says-ngo-report/

No2 priority shows results

More than 600 villages, home to more than half a million people, have been declared “open-defecation free” as a result of a major program aimed at boosting the number of Cambodians who have access to hygienic toilets, according to Plan International. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no2-priority-shows-results

One in five students ‘saw gender violence’

More than 60 per cent of Cambodian students have experienced gender-based violence in schools, with staff committing the violence a fifth of the time, according to a new research report from Plan International and the International Center for Research on Women. ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/one-five-students-saw-gender-violence

‘Guards are more than farmers in uniform’

Located in a humble, barrack-like building with small offices that are still under construction, Global Security Solutions enjoys the proximity to its biggest customer: Toll Royal Railways. The company not only provides security for embassies, but for petrochemical companies, hotels and airlines as well. Since the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010860663/Business/guards-are-more-than-farmers-in-uniform.html

Country Is Prepared for Heavy Rains, Disaster Committee Says

To make sure Cambodia is ready for potential devastating floods, government officials have created an emergency preparedness plan that includes storing 16,000 tons of milled rice and putting 3,500 armed forces on reserve. [Nhim Vanda, first vice president in charge of the National Committee for Disaster Management ...

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