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Prime Minister Hun Sen champions Children's Rights.

Phnom Penh: Cambodia is committed to promoting children's rights and increasing all forms of protection for them. Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a letter reminding everyone of the upcoming International Children's Day on June 1 and the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12.

The prime minister emphasized that the government is currently implementing cash support programs for pregnant women and children under the age of 2 for low-income families to alleviate the impacts Covid-19 has had on their living standards and specifically to improve nutrition for women and children. He said the cash assistance program for poor and vulnerable families aimed at assisting families with type 1 and 2 "IDPoor" equity cards. 

Despite these efforts, some children are still vulnerable or victimized because their parents have left them behind while pursuing long-term work away from home, especially in the Covid-19 era.

The Prime minister also suggested that officials at all levels should visit orphanages and rehabilitation centers to bring positivity to these young Cambodians and constantly checking on the welfare of any vulnerable children in their communities.

Cambodia is a member of the Global Partnership for the Elimination of Violence against Children and has joined it with other member countries to show an international commitment to ending violence and abuse against children...

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