Oxfam VN holds conference on LGBT rights in Dak Lak

(VNF) - A conference to review the project "Empowering LGBTI people in Vietnam to claim their rights to a free of stigma and discrimination" was jointly held by Oxfam Vietnam, the Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (ISEE) and ICS center on June 15-16 in Dak Lak province. 
June 16, 2017 | 16:20

The European Union in Vietnam, sponsor of the project and partner of Oxfam, the Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender-Family-Women & Adolescents (CSAGA) also attended the event.

The conference is a significant event for Oxfam to review the implementation of the project in the first half term and plan for action programme in the next phase.

During the meeting, representatives of ISEE, ICS Center and Next Gen group took part in discussion on effective approaches to ensure the highest level of equality for the Vietnamese LGBT in benefiting from the Civil Code.

Trong hình ảnh có thể có: 18 người, mọi người đang cười, mọi người đang đứng

Participants of the conference (source: Oxfam VN)

In 2015, Oxfam’s partners set up LGBTI associations in nine cities and provinces across Vietnam

Together, these groups provide an opportunity for LGBTI people to collectively discuss how they can best promote and protect their rights within their communities. The groups also contribute to research, campaigning and policy advocacy, thereby amplifying the voice of LGBTI people in the public arena.

Through research and advocacy, Oxfam and partners promote better understanding of the needs and rights of LGBTI people among National Assembly members, other policy makers, provincial authorities, service providers and the media.

To support a broad public movement that supports and accepts LGBTI rights, Oxfam, iSEE, and ICS are holding a number of nationwide activities, including public campaigns, celebration of Pride events and the involvement of celebrities, opinion makers and university students as ambassadors and strong public supporters of LGBTI rights./.

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