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A girl reads a UNICEF leaflet about child rights, produced for Children's Day

UNICEF recognizes that access to timely, relevant and analytical information is a critical component of advocating for positive change for children. Every year, UNICEF and its partners work collaboratively with the Royal Government of Cambodia to publish a range of seminal publications, reports, studies, booklets and guides that help illuminate the situation of women and children in Cambodia.

Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children
The ‘Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children 2017-2021’ was launched by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) on 11 December 2017.

Positive Parenting Strategy
The ‘Positive Parenting Strategy’, together with toolkits, was launched by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) on 4 December 2017.

The “Booklet Novice Sokha”
The ‘Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children 2017-2021’ was launched by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) on 11 December 2017.

The “Curriculum on Buddhist response to violence against children”
On 30 October 2017, the Ministry of Cults and Religion of Cambodia, with support from UNICEF Cambodia and financial support from Thematic funding, launched the Curriculum on Buddhist response to violence against children.

A guideline for journalists on reporting on children
The way in which the media represents children can influence how a society regards its youth. This short document has been prepared for journalists who write about various social issues and matters affecting children, and those who work with children...

Study on The Impact of Migration on Children in The Capital and Target Provinces
The study on the Impact of Migration on Children in The Capital and Target Provinces, Cambodia, released in September 2017, focuses on areas most affected by domestic and international migration.

Family resilience in emergency
The “Flood Booklet” contains practical information for families and communities to stay safe and healthy before, during, and after floods.

2030 Not a Fairytale
"2030 Not a Fairytale" is a beautiful picture book dedicated to introducing young children to the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

The “Growth and Changes”
The “Growth and Changes” booklet was developed and released by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in 2012 with support from Columbia University, UNICEF and UNFPA.

The Clinical Handbook: Health Care for Children Subjected to Violence or Sexual Abuse
The Clinical Handbook was developed by the Ministry of Health with the technical support from UNICEF and the financial support from the Government of Canada through the Together for Girls initiative.

Mapping of residential care facilities in the capital and 24 provinces of the kingdom of Cambodia
The report ‘Mapping of residential care facilities in the capital and 24 provinces of the kingdom of Cambodia’ was released by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation in April 2017.

Local Governance for Child Rights: Looking Back Moving Forward
This assessment documents the results of the 2011 - 2015 UNICEF Cambodia Local Governance for Child Rights programme, and presents a way forward for community engagement and social service delivery for vulnerable women and children.

‘The World We Want’: Child-friendly publication on the SDGs (Khmer)
The ‘World We Want’ is a publication developed by the Global Movement for Children of Latin America and Caribbean to introduce the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development to children and young people around the world.

Adolescent Engagement in Cambodia
UNICEF Cambodia commissioned Indochina Research Ltd to conduct a survey in 10 provinces in Cambodia to better understand trends of adolescent’s engagement with media and sources of information, and their influencing factors.

Support for Child Victims and Witnesses in Legal Processes
Child victims and witnesses often carry significant trauma which can impact their ability to engage with the justice process. It is critical that lawyers and child-advocates are provided with more training on the impact of trauma...

In 2015, the Cambodian Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), with support from UNICEF, USAID, and the Partnership Programme for the Protection of Children, conducted a mapping survey of residential care institutions

The Economic Burden of the Health Consequences of Violence Against Children
The ‘Economic Burden of the Health Consequences of Violence Against Children’ report was released by the Government of Cambodia in December 2015 with support from UNICEF. Dr. Xiangming Fang, a global expert...

A System Just for Children
Hagar Cambodia and UNICEF launch report on voices of child victims and witnesses in Cambodia’s criminal justice system. The first study of its kind documenting the experiences of child victims in Cambodia’s courts and recommendations for developing a chil

Multiple Indicator Assessment of the Urban Poor
Assessment of Phnom Penh’s urban poor improves understanding of the challenges faced by people living in poor settlements.

Cambodia Violence against Children Survey
First-of-its-kind survey in East Asia on violence against children provides an opportunity for the Cambodian government, individuals and organizations to take action.

Explanatory Notes for the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation
An essential reference document for those working in criminal justice in Cambodia to understand, clarify and interpret laws relating to human trafficking and sexual exploitation

State of the World's Children Report 2013
The 2013 edition of The State of the World’s Children is dedicated to the situation of children with disabilities. The report examines the barriers – from inaccessible buildings to dismissive attitudes, from invisibility in official statistics to...

Young Entertainment Workers in Four Cambodian Cities
A report on the risks faced by Cambodians aged 18 – 29 in entertainment work to guide the development of programmes and access to services to improve the lives of vulnerable young people and reduce the stigma and discrimination that they face.

The Phnom Penh Urban Poor Assessment
During the past two decades Phnom Penh has experienced rapid growth, with its population doubling from 1998-2008 mostly due to the in-migration of rural Cambodians seeking employment in the booming capital.

Rates of Return of Social Protection Instruments in Cambodia
UNICEF Cambodia commissioned Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) to conduct a study on Estimation of Rates of Return of Social Protection Instruments in Cambodia: A Case for Non-Contributory Social Transfers.

Residential Care in Cambodia
In recent years, residential care in Cambodia has become increasingly common. Since 2005, there has been a 75 per cent increase in the number of residential care facilities across the country, totalling 269 in 2010.

National Strategy for Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene 2011-2025
"The National Strategy for Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene 2011-2025, is intended to support the government’s vision to ensure that everyone in rural communities has sustained access to safe water supply and sanitation services,...

Cambodia: Post-flood relief and recovery survey, May 2012
The Post-Flood Relief and Recovery Survey is a joint initiative by ActionAid, Asian Development Bank, DanChurchAid/ACT Alliance, Danish Red Cross, Save the Children, Unicef and World Food Programme in collaboration with the Royal Government of Cambodia.

Child Drowning in Asia
In 1988 the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) established a research centre to support its advocacy for children worldwide and to identify and research current and future areas of UNICEF's work.

Children's Rights and Business Principles
Children are key stakeholders of business - as consumers, family members of employees, young workers, and as future employees and business leaders.

National Review of Faith-Based Responses to HIV in Cambodia
Across Cambodia, faith-based organisations are an important part of the national response to HIV and AIDS. This publication highlights the significant role that faith-based actors have in the social and economic development of children, women and families

Most At Risk Young People 2010
Cambodia's Most at Risk Young People Survey (MARYPS 2010 respresents continuing commitment and efforts to obtain data on our young population and their health and their risk to HIV infection and drugs.

Internal Assessment of the Social Service Mapping
The Social Service Mapping (SSM) is a mapping exercise conducted at the village level and led by commune councils (CC)/CCWCs. The maps attemp to identify the most vulnerable families in the commune, especially women and children

Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Cambodia
This situation analysis focuses on the current conditions that affect children in Cambodia and their capacity to enjoy all their rights as recognized in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

MDG Success Stories from Asia and the Pacific
This publication is a compilation of success stories and good practices from Asia and the Pacific, collected by the United Nations Millennium Campaign as its contribution to the MDG Review process.

Access to Health Services for Urban Poor
There is a long-running problem of poor health service access among populations in the lowest socio-economic quintiles throughout Cambodia. This study summarizes access to and cost of quality care for urban poor.

Cambodia Millennium Development Goals Gap Analysis
This document reviews progress in achieving CMDG, identifies key challenges, bottlenecks and risks,assesses the alignment of national programs and development partner support towards achievementof CMDG.

Situation Analysis of Youth in Cambodia
With young people in the age group 10-24 comprising 36 per cent of the population, Cambodia has the youngest population in Southeast Asia. Cambodia has yet to reap a demographic dividend that often comes with a large young work force.

Preparing for the Journey
Despite having made significant strides toward improving the lives of persons with disabilities, there is still much work to be done within the Cambodian disability sector.

The Middle Way
This research addresses the lack of comprehensive information available in Cambodia relating to knowledge, attitudes, and practice of ‘children’s rights’ as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

2008 Cambodia Anthropometrics Survey
This survey includes anthropometric measurements of over seven thousand children, making it the largest national sample of child measurements ever collected in the country.

Convention on the Rights of the Child in Cambodia Report
Cambodia ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on October 15, 1992. The initial report on Cambodia ' s implementation of the Rights of the Child was submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on December 18, 1997.

Community-Led Total Sanitation 2009
Community-Led Total Sanitation is a new approach to achieving improved sanitation. CLTS fosters innovation and commitment within the community and motivates people to build their own sanitation infrastructure without depending on hardware subsidies.

Arsenic in Cambodia
This document aims to present an overall picture of arsenic situation in Cambodia and various efforts that have been undertaken to address this issue.

UNICEF Cambodia At A Glance
UNICEF Cambodia works to ensure that the rights of all children are respected. This document gives an overview of how we work, where and why.



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