VOV.VN - Khanh Van, Miss Universe Vietnam 2019, has worked in co-ordination with emcee Dustin Phuc Nguyen to create a photo collection aimed at responding to the worldwide #BreakTheSilence campaign.
While efforts are being made to prevent violence against children, much more work still needs to be done.
More than 4,900 children were abused in 2017, 2018 and the first six months of 2019, 80 percent of them suffered from sexual abuse, according to Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) Nguyen Thi Ha.
VOV.VN - Learning about sexual abuse prevention from an early age is important for children. To give children clear guidelines to ensure their safety and teach them how to recognize potential danger, a free child sexual harassment and school violence class has been opened in Da Nang city with no age restriction and no attendance fee.
The Ministry of Public Security, the EU and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) co-organised a training workshop in Hoa Binh province on October 24, aiming to raise public awareness of the prevention of child sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking.
More than 300 volunteers who are athletes, officials from agencies, students and locals in the central city of Da Nang joined a marathon on October 1 to call for stronger public awareness of preventing trafficking and sexual abuse against children.
VOV.VN - The sixth national children’s forum opened in Hanoi on August 15 with 169 children gathering together to represent the 26 million children nationwide to make their voices heard.
Victims of sexual abuse and other forms of gender-based violence not only suffer from physical and mental pain but also from the culture of victim blaming.
Women are more reluctant to report incidents of sexual assault against them and seek support than physical violence, Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha told a workshop in Hanoi on December 5.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a national online conference on August 6 on the protection of children against violence, abuse and risks to their health and life.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs held a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on November 4 to launch a national action month for gender equality and to tackle abuse against women and girls.
Child sexual abuse has been on the rise across the country, with most incidents remaining unreported, police have said.
Children were provided with essential skills to protect themselves from violence, sexual abuse, labour exploitation and accidents at a children forum held in the central province of Thanh Hoa on July 7.
VOV.VN - The Law on Children took effect on June 1, making it illegal for parents to post their child’s photo online.
VOV.VN - Every day brings new reports of adults in some position of responsibility who take advantage of the trust that children place in them, says musician Phuong Uyen, reports the VnExpress Online Newspaper.
The northern provinces of Hung Yen and Vinh Phuc are working to improve childcare in response to a nationwide month-long campaign to protect children.
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.
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.
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.