Vietnam is one of South East Asia’s fastest developing countries, yet it remains a significant source country for women, men and children who are subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour. 421,000 people are estimated to be living in modern slavery in Vietnam. Women are trafficked as brides to neighbouring countries such as China, as well as further afield, with incidents of trafficking that reach as far as Europe. Domestic violence is widespread; with 34% of married women experiencing physical and/or sexual violence during their lifetime.
What type of work do we do in Vietnam?
• Feeling safe is an important first step in a client’s journey to recovery. Our team ensures clients have a safe place to call home, with a strong focus on supporting them to reintegrate with their family and community, whenever that is safe.
• At the heart of each client’s unique journey to healing is a Case Manager, who focuses on building a trusting and positive relationship with the client and connecting them with the services and support they need to heal and pursue their dreams. This may include accessing emergency food and clothing, trauma counselling, life skills training, therapeutic arts, health, education, legal protection and reintegration into community.
• Through our Loans and Savings project and in partnership with the Yen Bai Women’s Union, women from violent households access small loans to build their economic independence, with the prerequisite that they and their husbands participate in awareness-raising about domestic violence