Family, children and youth

Family, children and youth policy and administration

Domestic violence dips as couples share work

A program aimed at relaxing rigid gender norms has cut domestic violence in six communities, a gender equity NGO said on 16 December as it wrapped up its three-year run. Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) set out to improve community life by relaxing gender restrictions on ...

New teacher guides target student safety

Education and disaster management leaders from eight Southeast Asian countries gathered in Phnom Penh on 16 December in a bid to encourage schools in areas prone to natural catastrophes to make children safer. The two-day ASEAN regional conference on school safety gave officials and educators the chance ...

Malaysia maid pipeline resumes

Cambodia has signed a long-anticipated agreement to resume the legal flow of domestic workers to Malaysia, putting an end to a ban introduced more than four years ago amid reports of serious migrant abuses, which had led to multiple deaths. A statement released on 10 December evening ...

Child abuse costs Cambodia: study

Violence against children cost Cambodia approximately $168 million in 2013, or just over 1 per cent of GDP, according to a new report from the government and UNICEF that explores the economic impacts of physical abuse. Titled The economic burden of health consequences of violence against ...

In the Mekong Delta poorest homes, education takes a back seat

Poverty and a lack of parental support have forced many children in the Mekong Delta to drop out of school and face a very high risk of falling deeper into poverty.   Many children in An Giang Province sell lottery tickets or earn money from casual, low-pay ...

Cambodian groups aim to end violence against women

A worldwide, 16-day campaign to end violence against women kicked off in Cambodia on 25 November, with NGOs, the United Nations and government agencies intensifying their efforts toward preventative measures. Spanning from the International Day for Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls until Human Rights Day on ...

58 percent of married women in Vietnam are victims of domestic violence: report

Nearly 60 percent of married women in Vietnam have suffered physical or sexual abuse at least once in their life, according to figures released by a new campaign to stop violence against women.   Every one of three women in the world suffer physical or sexual violence, ...

Women leaders welcome increase in regional MPs

Domestic violence is one of the issues that might be brought up now that the number of female representatives in Mandalay Region Hluttaw has risen from one to four. The election of three new female members in last week’s election – all members of the National ...

Thai government promotes childcare subsidy via PR caravans

The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security has released caravans to promote its childcare subsidy program across Bangkok. Social Development and Human Security Minister Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew chaired the event to deploy the caravans. He also presented aid money and necessities to the first ...

US report lauds Thai efforts to combat child labour

The US Department of Labour has upgraded Thailand to the “significant advancement” category for child labour after efforts in recent years have made progress in thwarting the harmful practice. The department on 30 September released a report entitled Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labour 2014, which ...

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