Vietnam

  • ActionAid Vietnam

    ActionAid Vietnam’s women’s program seeks to address GBV, TIP, and reproductive health of ethnic minority youth and women.

  • American Bar Association

    ABA Rule of Law Initiative implements legal reform programs in more than 50 countries globally. Its ROLI programs in Asia include judicial reform, legal profession development, legal education reform, anti-corruption, citizens’ rights advocacy, access to justice and anti-human trafficking. In Vietnam, it has a program working with the Vietnamese Lawyers Association to enhance access to quality legal services for trafficking survivors.

  • Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

    BDCF provides comprehensive services for trafficked women and children including, emergency care, rescue, support to access school and vocational training, therapeutic care for survivors of trafficking, legal advocacy and court representation, education and prevention of human trafficking.

  • British Embassy

    Since March 2020, British Embassy has partnered relevant Vietnamese agencies in launching and leading a communications campaign in Vietnam to raise public awareness on countering human trafficking. This follows on from the incident in late 2019 where 39 Vietnamese were trafficked and found dead in a lorry container in Essex.

  • CARE Vietnam

    CARE Vietnam has a strong focus on the poorest and most isolated women from ethnic minorities as well as socially marginalised groups living in the urban areas, such as sex workers, female migrants, and female factory workers. It works on: access to income; female leadership and participation, preventing GBV.

  • Center for Studies & Applied Sciences on Gender – Family – Women and Adolescents (CSAGA)

    CSAGA promotes the rights of women and children affected by stigma and violence. It runs a hotline on Gender Violence – Domestic Violence and LGBTQ.

  • Centre for Women and Development

    CWD supports the political and social activities of the Vietnam Women’s Union. It runs three shelters for female victims of domestic violence and trafficking – two in Hanoi known as ‘Peace House’, and one in Can Tho. The shelters also offer a follow-up program after 20 months to provide counselling, vocational training and legal aid.

  • Child Protection Programme – UNICEF Vietnam

    The program establishes the Child Protection System that is aimed at preventing and responding to all child protection concerns such as child trafficking; child sexual abuse exploitation, both online and offline; and child labour. UNICEF works through policy and legal reform advocacy; institutional capacity building for the welfare, education, health, law enforcement and judicial sectors; research and data collection; partnership with the private sector; and demonstration models. Examples include child-friendly and gender-sensitive investigation, prosecutorial and adjudication procedures in handling sexual violence cases involving minors; the establishment of Child and Family Courts; and the pilot of one-stop crisis center for child and woman survivors of GBV.

  • ENHANCE (Enhancing the National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Viet Nam) – 2015-2020 – ILO with support from US Department of Labour

    ENHANCE aims to build a comprehensive and efficient multi-stakeholder response for the prevention and reduction of child labour in Viet Nam, through capacity building, awareness-raising and direct intervention.

  • Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union

    Youth Union supports communication campaigns and organizes awareness raising on TIP and prevention of other crimes for youth

    Services:

    Prevention
  • Hope Unending

    Hope Unending adopts a two-pronged approach toward ending human trafficking: train government officials to understand the root causes of human trafficking; work with community leaders and the local people through education in awareness and prevention, victim identification, and support services.

  • ICS Centre

    ICS empowers the LGBTI community in Vietnam to speak up and advocate for their human rights.through various activities such as training, organizing seminars and events, providing advisory services.

  • Institute of Studies for Society, Economy and Environment

    ISEE promotes the rights of minority groups (including LGBTIQ, ethnic minorities) in Vietnam.

  • Ministry of Education

    MOE is responsible for incorporating information on the prevention and suppression against human trafficking within extra-curricular programs that meet the requirements of different grades and disciplines; the dissemination and education on prevention, suppression against human trafficking for pupils, students and trainees.

  • Ministry of Information and Communication (MOIC)

    MOIC coordinates and implements nationwide communications on human trafficking prevention and suppression through mass media channels.

    • Bureau for Press
      (Responsible for raising and improving public awareness on TIP)
  • Ministry of Justice (MOJ)

    MOJ acts as the focal point and collaborates with MPS and other related ministries to evaluate the impact of the anti-human trafficking law; propagate the law; foster civil enforcement on prevention and suppression of human trafficking and provide legal aid for victims.

    • Department of Administrative and Criminal Laws (Department of administrative and criminal laws drafts and amends legal documents related to TIP)
    • Legal Aid Department
      (Legal aid department proposes legal documents on legal aid, Manage Legal aid centers)
    • Department of Civil Judgment Enforcement
      (Supports trafficked victims in obtaining compensation)
    • National Legal Aid Agency
      (Provides legal counseling and legal aid for victims of human trafficking – https://legalaid.gov.vn/slideshow/legal-aid-ministry-justice-vietnam)
    • Provincial Legal Aid Centers
      (The centers provide legal counseling, legal aid and legal services. These services are provided free of charge for victims of trafficking)
  • Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA)

    MOLISA provides protection and reintegration support for a range of vulnerable individuals including victims of trafficking. They operate 400 social protection centres through local authorities. Support includes health support; legal support, accommodation, food and job placement. Its specific roles under the National Plan are: Promote inter-agency coordination and cooperation, and developing guidelines to receive, identify and protect victims in accordance with relevant laws; Establish referral mechanism and support network for trafficked victims, and Implement standard procedures for community integration of victims noting the needs and characteristics of different groups of people, especially children.

    • Department of Child Affairs
      (Department of child affairs protects the rights of children, proposes policy and laws related to care and protection of children, and manages and operates the TIP hotline #111)
    • Department for Social Evils Prevention
      (Department of social evils prevention conducts policy advocacy related to the protection and support of trafficking victims)
    • Department of Gender Equality
      (Department of gender equality supports and promotes gender equality)
    • Department of Social Assistance
      (Manages social work and centres including services for trafficked victims)
  • Ministry of Public Security (MPS)

    MPS is the Standing Agency of the NSC on Crime Prevention and Suppression. It has the overall responsibility in leading and supervising the implementation of the National Plan on Anti-Human Trafficking. Its specific roles under the National Plan are:

    • Prevent, detect and investigate TIP cases, rescue and identify victims, support essential needs for victims immediately after rescue, issue certification of victim status for the rescued victims and tranfer them to MOLISA’s nearest centers;
    • Recommend Government to issue appropriate policies, laws and strategies on the protection of national security and maintenance of social order and safety, the fight against crime (including TIP) and law violation as well as to direct the implementation of these documents;
    • Implement international commitments and obligations, expand international cooperation in prevention and fight against crimes and law violations, implement criminal and justice assistance

    • Criminal Police Department (Division No.5)
      (Criminal police department investigates complicated TIP cases which are interprovincial or involve foreign elements. It is the Standing Office for the Program 130/CP on counter trafficking in persons of Vietnam)
    • Criminal Police Divisions at provincial and local levels
      (Investigate TIP cases that occur in the provinces. They also identify and rescue trafficking victims)
    • People’s Police Academy (Criminal Police Faculty)
      (Academy provides training on trafficking in persons for police officers and police cadets)
    • Department of Foreign Relations
      (Directly negotiates international legal instruments related to TIP and coordinates the rescue of overseas Vietnamese victims)
    • Department of Immigration
      (Supports victim identification, receipt and returns of victims)
  • National Border Guard (under Ministry of Defense)

    NBG is responsible for the following: Prevent and combat TIP in border areas; Receive, classify and handle crime reports and information related to TIP cases; Detect and investigate TIP cases; Rescue, receive and protect victims.

    • Department of Crime and Drug Control
      (Department of crime and drug control help identify, receive and/or rescue trafficking victims)
    • Border Guard Units at provincial level
      (The provincial units are tasked to conduct initial investigation of TIP cases)
  • National Steering Committee on Crime Prevention and Suppression

    NSC manages Vietnam’s National Plan on Anti-Human Trafficking 2016-2020.

    Services:

    Human Trafficking
  • Oxfam

    Oxfam Vietnam has a strong focus on ethnic minorities. Its women’s rights program supports poor and marginalised women, particularly women of different social and ethnic groups, in their empowerment and participation in decision-making. It is also one of few NGOs working on LGBT rights in Vietnam

  • Pacific Links Foundation

    Pacific Links works throughout Vietnam and along the provinces bordering Cambodia, China and Laos. Its counter trafficking initiatives include: education and awareness raising; comprehensive reintegration support including safe housing; and partnerships from local to international level.

  • People’s Committee

    The People’s Committee is the executive arm at the provincial level, and is responsible for implementing policy: a) To combine the prevention, suppression against human trafficking with socio-economic development programs; b) To organize the implementation of the prevention, suppression against human trafficking; c) To allocate budget for the prevention, suppression against human trafficking; d) To handle strictly and without delay acts of violation of laws and regulations of prevention, suppression against human trafficking; e) To conduct the management of safety and social order for the purposes of prevention and suppression against human trafficking. In addition to the implementation of the above-mentioned provisions, commune-level People’s Committees have the responsibility: a) To act as focal points and co-operate with Vietnam Fatherland Front Committees at corresponding level and their member organizations to facilitate the provision of advice on the prevention, suppression against human trafficking at grassroots level. b) To receive victims and to support victims; c) To create favorable conditions for victims to integrate into communities.

  • People’s Supreme Court

    People’s Supreme Court is responsible for adjudication of TIP cases, provide guidance on application of laws on TIP.

    • Department of General Affairs
      (Department of general affairs collects/analyses data/reports and provides policy advice on TIP in the court system)
    • People’s Court at provincial and local levels
      (People’s court adjudicates TIP cases that occur in the provinces and help protect the rights of victims of trafficking)
  • People’s Supreme Procuracy

    People’s Supreme Procuracy is responsible for prosecution, supervision and handling of human trafficking crime. Under the National Plan it is also mandated to develop anti-trafficking database.

    • Department No.2
      (Department No. 2 undertakes prosecution of complicated trafficking in persons cases and provides policy guidance on TIP prosecution)
    • Procuracy agencies at provincial and local levels
      (Responsible for prosecution of TIP cases occurring in the provinces)
    • Hanoi Prosecutorat University
      (Deliver training for prosecutors and prosecutorate students on TIP)

    Services:

    Prevention
  • Plan International

    Plan works to protect children especially the marginalised and excluded groups in Vietnam from all forms of violence. It implements a Girls Get Equal-funded work in Ha Giang to prevent and reduce child marriage while improving the lives of children and young women though education, health, and gender awareness.

  • Project for Strengthening the Operation of Hotline for Counseling and Supporting Trafficked Survivors – 2018-2021 – MOLISA and the Department of Children’s Affairs with support from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

    Phase 1 supported setting-up Anti-TIP hotline in Hanoi, An-Giang and Ha-Giang for the prevention and protection of TIP survivors. It promoted inter-ministries cooperation and Joint Plan on Operation of Anti Trafficking in Persons Hotline for the period from 2015 to 2020. Phase 2 continues from Phase 1 and focuses on 1) Strengthen referral/information sharing system between relevant agencies at the central and provincial levels, 2) Capacity development of Regional Call Centers in Hanoi, Da Nang and An Giang in both Hotline counselors and equipment, 3) Strengthen communication activities to raise public awareness of TIP issues and Anti-TIP Hotline.

  • REACH

    REACH provides vocational training, career advice, and job placement services for Vietnam’s most disadvantaged youth. Target group includes young women from marginalized groups such as trafficked women, and women from families living with / affected by HIV or other difficult circumstances.

  • Samaritan’s Purse

    SAFE project works with VWU at the provincial level to reduce the risk of child exploitation and trafficking in persons from ethnic minority communities. SAFE will train government leaders, ethnic minority village leaders, and teachers on basic knowledge of human trafficking, safe migration, victim support and referral, and skills to train others.

  • Tackling Modern Slavery in Viet Nam (TMSV) – 2018-2021 – British Council, IOM, World Vision International Vietnam with support from the UK Home Office

    TMSV is an interagency partnership initiative that aims to reduce individual and community vulnerabilities to modern slavery including human trafficking in five provinces of Vietnam through: behaviour change communication; strengthened access to justice, victim-centred rehabilitation and reintegration support.

  • Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped

    VNAH supports Vietnamese with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups to regain mobility and improve their socio-economic status; to build capacity of local service providers; and to assist the Vietnamese government in development and implementation of national policies affecting people with disabilities and civil society.

  • Vietnam General Confederation of Labor (VGCL)

    VGCL is a national trade union under the direction of Vietnam’s Communist Party. It has done work on preventing the exploitation of Vietnamese workers abroad, e.g. form an association of Vietnamese migrant workers in South Korea to inform them about their rights and services available.

  • Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU)

    The Vietnam Women’s Union, in partnership with NGOs and with foreign donor funding, operates three shelters in urban cities, including one dedicated to trafficking victims. It is also responsible for implementing communication campaigns at the community level nation-wide, with priority given to hot spot provinces and centrally governed cities.

    • Advocacy Department
      (Advocacy department is tasked with raising awareness on TIP for women and supporting female trafficked victims to reintegrate into the community)
  • Vietnamese Lawyers Association

    VLA runs more than 50 legal consulting centers (LCCs) that can provide legal services to trafficked victims. The LCCs can provide assistance to not only identified victims, but also presumed victims and their families.

  • Vina Capital Foundation

    Implements “Brighter Path”, a program for Ethnic Minority Girls to provide hope for a brighter future and a break from the poverty cycle for ethnic minority girls in Vietnam.

  • World Vision Vietnam

    WV Vietnam runs an Economic Empowerment for Ethnic Minorities in Quang Tri project that seeks to improve the economic well-being of 1,200 poor ethnic minority households over a five-year period from 2018.