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.
A fund-raising delegation from the United Nations National Committee in Australia had a working session with the Women’s Union of Danang on March 20 on the implementation of a project to encourage the community to join hands to prevent violence against women and girls in the central city.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has ordered relevant ministries to strengthen measures to prevent sexual abuse of and violence against children.
VOV.VN - Le hang, former beauty pageant titleholder, has set a precedent that inspires by gifting three houses to needy residents of the Dai Dong District of Quang Nam Province, her childhood home.
A project titled “End Violence against Children” of the World Vision Vietnam was launched on January 6.
The Prime Minister has approved adjustments to a project supporting the prevention and combat of violations against women and girls in Vietnam, towards the successful implementation of the national strategy on gender equality in 2011-2020.
VOV.VN - The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs launched the first Action Month for gender equality and prevention of gender-based violence, which ended on December 15.
Using family values-prioritised culture to tackle domestic violence has reduced the compatibility of the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control with Vietnam’s legal system and international standards.
In contrast to popular opinion that women and girls can protect themselves by avoiding strangers or unsafe places frequented by criminals, statistics show that 73% of assaults on women are committed by acquaintances, and 10% are fathers or stepfathers of victims.
As many as 20,000 domestic violence cases have been reported each year in the last five years with increasingly serious violence, according to Ministry of Health statistics.
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VOV.VN - The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, the UN, and Hanoi’s People’s Committee have launched an Action Month for Gender Equality and Prevention of Gender-based Violence.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam Women’s Union agreed to implement a programme to enhance the role of families in preventing domestic violence.
Ho Chi Minh City should take intervention measures to build itself into a safe city that prevents women and girls from sexual harassment and other forms of sexually violence in public spaces.
Joining hands to eliminate violence against women and girls lies at the heart of an action month for gender equality launched in Hanoi on November 13.
The consumption of alcoholic drinks in Vietnam has ballooned over the past decade, according to the Preventive Medicine Department under the Ministry of Health.
A ceremony to launch an action month for gender equality and fight against gender-based violence will take place on November 13 at the Hanoi Opera House.
A recent survey assisted by the United Nations (UN) has revealed that many young girls in Vietnam have fallen victim to dating violence.
Vietnam has made progress on its gender equality targets. The revised Constitution adopted in 2013 and the 2006 Gender Equality Law explicitly prohibit gender-based discrimination, and the policy and legal framework to promote gender equality and empower women and girls is now stronger.
Supporters of the self-claimed Islamic States (IS) from Indonesia are travelling to join forces with their “counterparts” in the Philippines, raising concern about cross border violence, according to Indonesian anti-terrorism officials.