ActionAid Vietnam’s women’s program seeks to address GBV, TIP, and reproductive health of ethnic minority youth and women.
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.
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.
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 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.
CSAGA promotes the rights of women and children affected by stigma and violence. It runs a hotline on Gender Violence – Domestic Violence and LGBTQ.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
ISEE promotes the rights of minority groups (including LGBTIQ, ethnic minorities) in Vietnam.
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.
MOIC coordinates and implements nationwide communications on human trafficking prevention and suppression through mass media channels.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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.
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 is responsible for adjudication of TIP cases, provide guidance on application of laws on TIP.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.