Promoting Awareness of People with Disabilities’ Rights with Technologies

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“People used to call me ‘blind girl’ and were unfriendly to me. But now, I can stand up for myself. I tell them that people with disabilities also have rights,” remarked Sokha, a visually impaired woman in her early 30s living in Kratie province.  After listening to a narrowcast MP3 on the rights of people […]
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Online Fundraising Gains Popularity and Delivers Results for Phare Ponleu Selpak

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By Socheata VINH Communications Assistant Development Innovations Many Cambodian civil society organizations are dedicated to identifying and solving problems for people at the grassroots level. In addition to commitment and effort, financial support is vital to sustain their work and help them deliver the best programming. As donors’ budgets decrease in Cambodia, funding is one […]
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Cambodian Youth Groups Take Their Debates Digital

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In 2015, youth coalition group Youth Coalition for Unity and Development (YCUD) worked with NGO Youth Resource Development Program to conduct research on youth perceptions of candidates for Cambodia’s national and sub-national elections. They were interested in what young people knew about the candidates and how they engaged politically. The study found that 85% of […]
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Land Rights Platform Delivers Accessible Educational Tools and Quizzes

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Human rights education can be a challenge in Cambodia. Many Cambodian citizens have trouble understanding the official laws of the country and remain largely unaware of the rights afforded to them under domestic and international law, which leaves them unable to act on behalf of themselves and their fellow citizens. According to the Cambodian Center […]
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Hotline and Mobile App Improve Access to Public Service

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According to the corruption watchdog Transparency International, Cambodia recorded the lowest score among Southeast Asian countries on their 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), with 21 out of a possible 100 points. The index, which measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption, placed Cambodia at 150th worldwide in the study of 168 countries. Through its […]
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Public-Private Partnership Safeguards Digital History

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Almost one third of Cambodia’s population of 7.7 million people died between 1975 and 1979 under the country’s rule by the Khmer Rouge, according to the Documentation Center of Cambodia (known as DC-Cam). In 2006, an international tribunal was set up to try the most senior responsible members of the Khmer Rouge for alleged violations of international […]
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Giving Cambodians a Digital Voice

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A new smartphone application improves typing speed and ease in Cambodia’s native language In 2014, smartphone use in urban centers in Cambodia was growing rapidly. However, it was difficult for many young users to express themselves online in Khmer, Cambodia’s most widely spoken language. Most smartphone software did not provide easy-to-use support for Khmer, and […]
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