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Skin on the Cable (Khmer Version) .:. Skin on the cable (English Version)

The United Nations should conduct a thorough review of its support for Cambodia’s drug detention centers, Human Rights Watch said today.

Human Rights Watch issued a 93-page report, “Skin on the Cable,” on January 25, 2010, with reports of widespread beatings, whippings, and electric shock to detainees, including children and individuals with mental disabilities, in seven Cambodian drug detention centers…

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Cambodia for Sale in English .:. Cambodia for Sale in Khmer
Cambodia – one of the world’s poorest countries – could eventually earn enough from its oil, gas and minerals to become independent of foreign development aid. This report, Country for Sale, exposes for the first time how this future is being jeopardised by high level corruption and nepotism in the allocation and management of these critical public assets.

Country for Sale details how rights to exploit oil and mineral resources have been allocated behind closed doors by a small number of powerbrokers surrounding the prime minister and other senior officials. The beneficiaries of many of these deals are members of the ruling elite or their family members. Meanwhile, millions of dollars paid by oil and mining companies to secure access to these resources appear to be missing from the national accounts.

In the course of its investigation into Cambodia’s oil, gas and mining sectors, Global Witness obtained a number of key documents. Global Witness believes that it is important that these documents, which include key regulations for the extractive industries are easily available in the public domain.

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LAW ON THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF HIV/AIDS IN CAMBODIA
This Law has the objective to determine measures for the prevention and control of the
spread of HIV/AIDS in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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Special Report From Economics Intelligence Unit (IEU)
Cambodia is a kingdom of top five countries at high risk of political instability amid the current global economic climate. Reported by Economist Intelligence Unit (IEU)

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Global Health Advocacy Manual
The Global Health Council’s manual serves as an introduction for anyone wishing to become a global health advocate. As such, the manual provides an overview of advocacy and outlines various advocacy-related concepts including media, legislative process, internet education, health acronyms and funding…

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Advocacy Guide: HIV/AIDS Prevention among Injecting Drug Users
The issue of HIV infection among injecting drug users (IDU) is an often-neglected component of HIV/AIDS advocacy. Here, the World Health Organization has compiled an advocacy resource guide for individuals working on the issue of HIV infection among IDUs…

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Advocacy in Action
A Toolkit to Support NGOs and CBOs Responding to HIV/AIDS This toolkit aims to support NGO’s and CBO’s in their advocacy efforts in the field of HIV/AIDS. A publication of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, the toolkit provides useful information on advocacy and includes advice on building practical advocacy skills such as analyzing legislation, lobbying, writing and persuading through drama…

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HIV/AIDS Advocacy Guide
In this guide, the International Planned Parenthood Federation provides a basic overview of HIV/AIDS advocacy. In particular, the book pays special attention to specific groups of individuals and their risks for infection…

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Moments in Time, HIV/AIDS Advocacy Stories
In this publication, the POLICY Project provides a unique collection of stories which highlight moments in HIV/AIDS advocacy. The manual is the first to document stories from the perspective of community activists around the world…

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Policy and Advocacy in HIV/AIDS Prevention:
Strategies for Enhancing Prevention Interventions
This manual provides guidance on advocating for policies to enhance HIV/AIDS prevention. Published by Family Health International, it is geared toward program managers and policy advocates…

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Writing Powerfully and Effectively
This manual, written by CIVICUS, provides writing tips to enhance the communication skills of organizations in civil society. The manual provides tools and examples to help individuals and organizations in the processes of research and writing…

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How to Mobilize Communities for Health and Social Change
Save the Children’s publication provides examples and lessons from mobilized communities around the world. The aim is to assist program managers and CBOs in their attempts to improve health conditions…

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Mobilising the Community
This manual is part of TearFund’s Pillars series, a collection of publications that are intended for discussion-based learning. The publication is a resource in which metaphors and exercises are used to walk a community through the process of mobilization and change…

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Evidence of ‘silent’ H5N1 infection in Cambodia
A study in the Jun 15 Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID) found 7 of 674 villagers (less than 1%) to have antibodies to the H5N1 avian influenza virus, indicating they were exposed to the virus without exhibiting significant symptoms. All those testing positive for H5N1 antibodies were younger than 17, with a median age of 12, compared with a median age of 27 for those who had no antibodies. In addition, the researchers determined that bathing or swimming in household ponds that may have harbored the virus may have increased the villagers’ exposure. “This conclusion is somewhat reassuring, because it suggests that large pockets of infected persons are probably not being missed,” wrote Drs. Sylvie Briand and Keiji Fukuda of the WHO in an accompanying editorial, but added a caveat: “Although these results cannot be considered to be representative without broader confirmation, they show that, in some settings, surveillance may substantially miss H5N1 virus infections.”

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