Health centre boosts maternal and child health
For the first time in decades, the Kavet indigenous people from a community in Siem Pang district in Stung Treng province have a health centre that is increa…
Plan International Cambodia has been supporting children, especially girls, and young women, since 2002.
In Cambodia, 1 in 5 young people is deprived in 2 or more areas of well-being, including health, employment, education and civic participation.
The quality of education at all levels is challenging and many children do not reach age-appropriate learning standards including on basic literacy and numeracy. In addition, only 2% of secondary school enrolment is in technical and vocational training.
Only 31% of youth have jobs matching their qualifications and more young women than men are underqualified. Gender disparities for paid and unpaid work contribute to gender inequality and poverty. These gaps have grown since the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than half of children experience some form of physical violence before the age of 18. This is usually at home or at school even though corporal punishment is illegal.
Children with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics face multiple challenges to exercising their rights within their families, communities and schools. There is no legal protection against discrimination and violence against LGBTIQ+ people.
Our key areas of work include:
Through our new country strategy, we aim to support 2.5 million girls and young women in all their diversity to have a voice and gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to realise their rights and potential by 2026.