Michelle Obama speaks about "mobilizing for children's rights, supporting local leaders and improving girls' education", Dec. 12, 2014, at the Brookings Institution in Washington.
Domestic violence remains a prevalent problem in post-war Cambodia, with more than 20 percent of men reportedly committing physical violence against women, according to the rights group Licadho.
Engrained cultural traditions have been inherently preventing women from pursuing political leadership roles, participating in public life.
The poverty line is defined as an intake of 2,200 calories of food per day, or an income of $1 per day in rural areas and $1.50 per day in urban areas.
Asean is working toward economic integration and a free flow of goods and services across the region by the end of this year.
The panel was organized by the Voice of America and USAID, in an effort to advance health policy worldwide.
Winning the inaugural VXW Award means the women will get assistance to further promote their efforts on smartphones and online.
Frogs are a natural, organic alternative to pesticides for farmers in Cambodia fighting against the insects ravening their fragile rice seedlings.
Cambodia has managed to improve its economy, but its education, women’s empowerment, child and mother health, and environmental sustainability are all lagging behind.
Dy Khamboly is the senior researcher at the center and the co-author of the book. He said the book aims to be the starting point for former Khmer Rouge cadres and their victims to better understand one another.
Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre near Siem Reap is home to the largest butterfly centre in Southeast Asia. As well as showcasing the country's abundance of butterfly species, the centre also trains poor local farmers to make extra money by raising butterflies.
Health experts in Cambodia were alarmed when a cluster of villagers living near the country's second largest city, Battambang, tested positive for HIV in December.
Cambodia's final exam results for 2014 were disastrous, with more than half of the 90,000 students failing. The reason? The authorities stamped out cheating - the first of a series of reforms designed to fix the the impoverished country's broken education sector.
The Asian Development Bank is providing Cambodia $90 million over five years to improve the quality of education.
Cambodia’s final exam results for 2014 were disastrous, with more than half of the 90,000 students failing. The reason? The authorities stamped out cheating - the first of a series of reforms designed to fix the impoverished country’s broken education sector. Robert Carmichael reports for VOA from P
US Ambassador William Todd created the Ambassador’s Youth Council in Cambodia in 2012, one of 80 such groups of youth around the world.
Erin Moriarty Harrelson, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at American University, is one of the five researchers who received a Fullbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship this year. She is now in Cambodia, working to document the lives of deaf people in rural areas.
Many young Cambodians say they fear the impending competition from an EU-like economic integration that would free up goods and services between the 10 Asean nations.
All 10 Asean countries are set to form and EU-style community, allowing the free movement of goods and services between them at the end of 2015.
Many younger Cambodians do not know what happened during the Khmer Rouge.
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