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Support nearly 3,600 women to restore their livelihoods after COVID-19’s impact
09:50 AM 11/06/2024
(LĐXH) - UN Women and the Women's Union of HCMC and Tien Giang, with support from the Australian Government, have supported the livelihoods of thousands of women in difficult circumstances, helping them build appropriate livelihood models.
Project "Emergency response and livelihood recovery support after COVID-19 for women at risk of violence" worth 1.46 million USD (more than 36.5 billion VND) funded by the Australian Government implemented from 2022-2024.
With the goal of supporting the economic recovery of women severely affected by COVID-19 and enhancing the capacity of local organizations in responding to and preventing violence against women, especially in emergency situations, after two years of implementation, the Project has recorded very positive results including:
- 3,591 women who are poor or near poor, unemployed or have lost income, single women, disabled women, migrant women and those at higher risk or victims of violence and abuse in Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang province received a subsidy of 5.5 million VND/person and technical support to rebuild livelihoods, bringing a positive impact to about 14,300 people in households.
- Nearly 250 relevant agencies and organizations from government agencies and networks of civil society organizations in Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang province have been trained on the Essential Service Package for people experiencing violence.
- 2,000 service providers received capacity building training and information card support to ensure they can provide 24/7 support to those experiencing violence against women and children.
- The project has reached about two million people through national television and radio programs, national and local press agencies, social networks and media events on violence against women. women and children.
Speaking at the Project Closing Ceremony, Ms. Caroline T. Nyamayemombe, UN Women Representative in Vietnam said: "The project is a combination of UN Women's knowledge and expertise in eliminating violence against women and children.
Today's results are a testament to the efforts to change the lives of women in Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang, who have faced and overcome many multi-dimensional challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic to recover and develop their lives and communities"./.
Hong Minh
TAG: COVID-19 pandemic women at risk of violence
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