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Dien Bien: Human Trafficking Prevention for Women and Girl project starts second year

February 27, 2021 | 09:26

World Vision Vietnam is starting the implementation of the second year activities for the Human Trafficking Prevention for Women and Girl project in mountainous and remote areas of the northwestern border province of Dien Bien.

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At the event. Source: World Vision Vietnam

On February 26, in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien, World Vision Vietnam joined hands with the Management Board of Muong Cha Are Program to organize a workshop to close the activities of the first year and start the implementation of the second year activities for the Human Trafficking Prevention for Women and Girl project.

Attended the event were leaders from departments at beneficiary districts, communes and villages. Here, participants shared implementation results - experiences, discussed solutions, and agreed on activities to be implemented in the coming year.

The project “Human Trafficking Prevention for Women and Girls in Dien Bien province” is to empower local women and children, especially girls with capacity to protect themselves and their peers from all forms of violence and trafficking in persons in Dien Bien’s two districts with high rate of poor people of Muong Cha and Tuan Giao.

Specifically, in the past year, the project has achieved meaningful results including 925 children participated directly in communication events; 225 children were equipped with knowledge and life skills on trafficking prevention; 120 children were part of initiatives to end human trafficking; 251 children joined children's clubs in schools.

Moreover, 19 communication workshops on gender equality were held where 180 women were equipped with knowledge and skills in agriculture, 115 women participated in savings groups every month.

Three job placement events also were organized for 195 women and one community cultural house was built.

Dien Bien: Human Trafficking Prevention for Women and Girl project starts second year
The Japanese Government will provide a non-refundable assistance worth more than USD 482,000 for the project 'Human Trafficking Prevention for Women and Girls in Dien Bien'.

The Human Trafficking Prevention for Women and Girl project is funded by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the framework of the Grant Assistance for Japanese Non-governmental Organization project.

The project is expected to be implemented in three years (from March 2020 to February 2023) in Muong Cha and Tuan Giao districts to empower women and girls to protect themselves and peers from the risks of human trafficking and violence, with a special focus on strengthening their economic status.

World Vision started working in Vietnam in 1988. Since then, the organization has implemented many relief and development programs, partnering with the Vietnamese government, other non-government organizations, and communities. World Vision's long-term development programs are currently operated in 18 cities and provinces throughout Vietnam./.

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