Development and assistance for families, children and youth

Family, children and youth development NGOs

Campaign launched to end violence against children, women

A communications campaign entitled “Blue Heart” was launched on June 4 to call for joint efforts to end violence and protect children and women, especially during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign is co-organised by the Department of Child Affairs at the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and ...

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Myanmar to launch Mekong-Lancang Cultural Exchange Youth Camp

Myanmar will launch Mekong-Lancang Cultural Exchange Youth Camp with the use of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Fund, aiming at enhancing cooperation between cultural groups and youth artists from six Mekong-Lancang countries, Myanmar News Agency reported on Thursday. The six Mekong-Lancang countries include China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam ...

Students from Lancang-Mekong region join innovation training camp

An innovation and entrepreneurship training camp was launched on Thursday at Fudan University with 30 university students from six countries along the Lancang-Mekong River. The participants were winners of the third Youth Innovation Competition on Lancang-Mekong Region’s Governance, which was held in January 2018 in ...

Young ASEAN leaders contribute ideas to protect Mekong Delta environment

Some 120 young leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) contributed their ideas to protecting the environment in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam at a workshop which opened in Can Tho city on June 5. The event, which runs until June 9, was ...

Revised sex education curriculum planned for secondary schools

The government and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), together with civil society organisations, are discussing the inclusion of comprehensive sexuality education in the curriculum at lower and upper secondary schools. Keep reading ...

Save the Children to open office in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam and Can Tho city

Save the Children is planning to open a representative office in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, and Can Tho city, as the growth engine of the region, is suitable to be the location of this office, said the organization’s Country Director Dragana Strinic.  Keep reading ...

JENESYS 2017 youth exchange programme

This programme was planned to promote the “New Tokyo Strategy 2015 for Mekong-Japan Cooperation (MJC2015)” adopted on July 4 2015 at the seventh Mekong-Japan summit.The programme aims to reinforce Mekong-Japan cooperation, especially by strengthening “soft” connectivity. In this regard, this programme focuses on management and ...

Say Tola

Ministry cracks down in orphans scandal

The Ministry of Social Affairs has decided to reintegrate more than 3,000 children in orphanages back into families after discovering the abysmal conditions of many facilities, with some having reported sexual abuse. The announcement, which was made during the launch of the Mapping of Residential ...

Posing for ‘poverty porn’: The murky ethics of NGO fundraising ‘hero shots’

The young girl in Sunrise Cambodia’s recent fundraising campaign has been labelled a “sex worker” in glossy typeface. Her face is smeared with dirt. She is accompanied by a “trafficked kid” and a “homeless teen” on the page.  “Just because it raises money, it doesn’t ...

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