Education authorities in Vietnam's central province of Thua Thien-Hue have ordered local nursery schools and kindergartens to install surveillance cameras in classrooms and toilets to protect kids following recent child abuse scandals that have caused public uproar across the country.
More than 1,000 cases of sexual abuse against children occur in Vietnam each year and in the first quarter of 2017, 33 cases were reported, heard a forum in Hanoi on April 14.
Public concern is once again inspiring changes to education programmes in schools, with calls for more sex education to be included in the curriculum so that children can better protect themselves from sexual abuse.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has ordered relevant ministries to strengthen measures to prevent sexual abuse of and violence against children.
The recent increase of child sexual abuse cases has raised public concern, which requires authorities to enforce children’s rights and scrutinise the implementation of signed international conventions to ensure the protection of children’s rights in particular and human rights.
One of the solutions to prevent sexual harassment at school is to equip students with the necessary skills to identify signs of sexual abuse so that they are able to protect themselves, heard a workshop in Hanoi on December 27.
The first-ever Human Library project has just opened in Hanoi’s Labour and Society College.
One in every six Vietnamese boys and one in every four girls have experienced some forms of sexual abuse. At least 5,300 of child sexual abuse cases were reported in 2011-2015.
VOV.VN - More must be done to protect female migrant domestic workers from beatings, hunger, overwork, underpayment, forced labour and sexual abuse, said speakers at a recent International Forum sponsored by UN Women.
The rate of child abuse in Vietnam has reached an alarmingly high level with thousands of cases reported in the past five years.
A three-year project on building policies and helping female victims of sexual abuse integrate into society has yielded encouraging outcomes, as heard during a conference held in Hanoi on October 26.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has announced the creation of a national action month on gender violence prevention and control, which will last from November 15 to December 16 each year.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), in response to an article in The Guardian last weekend, which reported that 3,000 Vietnamese children had been trafficked and used for profit by Vietnamese criminal gangs in the UK, has confirmed that steps are being taken to verify the information.
The United Nations (UN) pledged further support for Vietnam in dealing with all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls, including physical, emotional, sexual abuse and human trafficking.
As many as 1.75 million of Vietnam’s 18.3 million children aged between 5 and 17 have been forced into child labour, with 55 percent of them also denied access to schooling.
A Belgian national, who has been intentionally wanted by the Interpol since 2006 for sexual abuse, has been arrested in the central province of Khanh Hoa.
(VOV) -Hundreds of people marched through Ho Chi Minh City streets on December 7, calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls.
Sexual abuse of children has been increasing in Vietnam, especially in tourist destinations, but the country’s Penal Code lacks a clause directly governing child sex tourism crimes.
Children should be given early education about sexual abuse and equipped with skills to protect themselves, participants said at workshop in HCM City on June 27.
Around 1,000 children are sexually abused in Vietnam every year, and the figure is rising, says the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).