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Changing the mindset and actions of Vietnamese women and girls about violence

 

After attending a 10-week training course at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia Awards Fellows from the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) hoped that with the knowledge they gained, they could contribute to changing the mindset and actions of Vietnamese women and girls facing domestic violence and violence in society more generally.

At the workshop on “Preventing and responding to violence against women and girls” in Hanoi on 20 June 2017, the Fellows shared the knowledge and experience on violence against women and girls they gained during the training course. They also presented their action plans and research papers to be applied in Vietnam to an audience of stakeholders from different sectors. The workshop provided them with opportunity to discuss the new regulations on preventing violence against women and girls which were recently issued.

Fellows reporting on the knowledge gained during their training course Preventing and responding to violence against women and girls

Fellows reporting on the knowledge gained during their training course “Preventing and responding to violence against women and girls”

The workshop was organised within the framework of cooperation between the VWU and Flinders University. Ms Cara Ellickson and Mr Peter Lumb from the Gender Consortium, Flinders University, attended the event. Flinders University has cooperated with the VWU to organize six training courses (lasting 10-12 weeks), funded by the Australia Awards Fellowship since 2008. The courses have covered women’s safety, child protection, gender and disability, and preventing and responding to violence against women and girls. Thirty-five staff from VWU and its provincial branches, as well as representatives from selected ministries, NGOs and persons with disability have attended the training.

Australia Awards Fellowship alumni in a group photo with Ms Cara Ellickson and Mr Peter Lumb at the Post Departure In country Workshop

Australia Awards Fellowship alumni in a group photo with Ms Cara Ellickson and Mr Peter Lumb at the Post-Departure In-country Workshop on “Preventing and responding to violence against women and girls” in Hanoi on 20 June 2018

VWU and Flinders University’s Gender Consortium are working together to propose two more training courses on “preventing and responding to violence against women and girls” and “promoting women in business” with the hope of enhancing their cooperation on the issues of gender and children.

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