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Title: VESTA: Education Activities towards the Strengthening of Vulnerable Groups in Vietnam


1
VESTA Education Activities towards the
Strengthening of Vulnerable Groups in Vietnam
11 August 2009, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Final meeting

2
WHAT IS THE VESTA PROJECT ?
  • VESTA is an EC funded project within the
    framework of the program "European Initiative for
    Democracy and Human Rights, Campaign 2
    "Fostering a culture of Human Rights in Vietnam.

3
WHY USE VESTA AS THE NAME OF THE PROJECT ?
  • VESTA is the Latin Goddess of hearth and
    home, meant to protect the basic means of human
    life. For this reason her name was chosen for the
    title of this project, which aims at promoting
    the respect for Human Rights, in particular the
    rights of the most vulnerable groups of people,
    namely women, children and victims of human
    trafficking.

4
OVERALL OBJECTIVE
  • To raise awareness on human rights issues,
    particularly women and childrens rights and the
    phenomenon of human trafficking in Vietnam and
    therefore support advocacy actions aimed at
    enhancing the capacity of civil society in
    promoting human rights

5

IN PARTICULAR

To empower the participants Vietnamese
representatives of NGOs and the academia - in
effectively promoting the respect for the rights
of children and women, and the protection of
victims of trafficking.
6

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
  • Increasing the awareness of NGOs involved in the
    promotion of Human Rights and the fight against
    human trafficking, and in the long term the
    Vietnamese civil society as a whole
  • Wide dissemination of information on basic Human
    Rights of children and women and on human
    trafficking, through the training seminar, the
    informative sessions, the distribution of
    leaflets and the website
  • Prevention of potential victims from becoming
    real victims of human trafficking
  • Raising awareness at all levels of the
    Vietnamese society, thereby laying the foundation
    for a better protection of basic Human Rights.

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TARGET GROUPS
  • Representatives of local NGOs actively
    involved in the promotion of Human Rights and
    working with vulnerable persons.
  • ? Educational sector, notably students and
    researchers, reached through the means of
    informative sessions, printed material and the
    website.

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FINAL BENEFICIARIES
  • The indirect beneficiaries will be the
    vulnerable groups addressed by the programme,
    notably women, children and victims of
    trafficking.
  • The final beneficiaries will consist of the
    Vietnamese society as a whole.

9
  • Timeline
  • 1 January 2008 - 31 August 2009
  • Duration
  • 20 months

10
PARTNERS
  • LEAD PARTNER
  • EPLC - European Public Law Centre based in
    Athens, Greece
  • JUNIOR PARTNERS
  • CESDER - Centre for Social and Development
    Research based in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Ra FH - Institute for Reproductive and Family
    Health based in Hanoi, Vietnam

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ACTIVITIES
  • Kick-off Meeting
  • Five-day intensive seminar and training course
    for local NGOs specializing in womens and
    childrens rights, and the fight against human
    trafficking
  • Publication of 5.000 informative leaflets and
    booklets
  • One-day informative sessions in 50 schools and
    20 universities in Hanoi
  • Creation of a website on human trafficking,
    womens and childrens rights in English and
    Vietnamese
  • Final meeting

12
WHAT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED?
  • EVALUATION OF THE ACTIVITIES AND THEIR RESULTS

13
Activity 1 Kick-off Meeting
  • DESCRIPTION
  • Organized on 15 February 2008
  • Divided into two sessions
  • Session 1 formal presentation of the project
    attended by the Greek Ambassador, the President
    of the EC Delegation in Vietnam and the press.
  • Session 2 discussion on all aspects of VESTA
    among the related parties.

14
Activity 1 Kick-off Meeting (cont.)
  • RESULTS
  • Project advertized and civil society informed.
  • Action Plan, methodology, assignment of roles
    and determination of schedule ensuring the smooth
    implementation of the project discussed and
    agreed upon.

15
Activity 2 Five-day intensive seminar and
training course
  • DESCRIPTION
  • Lectures organized by the EPLC.
  • Participants 40 representatives of local NGOs
    from Hanoi and the neighbouring provinces,
    working in the field of human trafficking,
    childrens and womens rights, lawyers, PhD
    candidates and the Chairman of the Hanoi
    Association of Lawyers.
  • Focused on gender issues, the fight against
    human trafficking, administrative and managerial
    aspects, lobbying and advocacy topics.

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Activity 2 Five-day intensive seminar and
training course (cont.)
  • RESULTS ACHIEVED
  • Participants conferred a general overview on
    women and childrens rights, and the fight
    against human trafficking
  • Participants provided specialized capacity
    building training in order to strengthen the NGO
    management capacities and coordination skills
  • Participants provided with the necessary know-how
    and training instruments so as to become trainers
    in future projects and trainings
  • All the material produced during the seminar
    translated, distributed and uploaded on the VESTA
    project website
  • All material produced was used for the
    preparation of the following activity
    publication of leaflets and booklets.

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Activity 2 Five-day intensive seminar and
training course (cont.)
  • METHODOLOGY
  • Train the trainers approach ? ensure
    sustainability and duplication of the results,
    prepare the basis for future projects to be
    implemented.
  • Evaluation through questionnaires
  • Questionnaires distributed to the participants
    prior and following the seminar in order to
    evaluate the acquired knowledge
  • Questionnaires for the evaluation of the
    seminars collected at the end of the activity

18
Activity 2 Five-day intensive seminar and
training course (cont.)
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Activity 3 Publication of informative leaflets
and booklets
  • SUBJECT MATTER AND DISTRIBUTION
  • Information on human trafficking in Vietnam
  • Copies were distributed to the participants
    during the informative sessions of Activity 4, as
    well as to Vietnamese NGOs and local authorities,
    including those located in remote areas. Copies
    were also sent to embassies and international
    NGOs and IGOs involved in these issues and
    present in Vietnam.

20
Activity 3 Publication of informative leaflets
and booklets (cont.)
  • RESULTS ACHIEVED
  • Basic information on human trafficking, womens
    and childrens rights widely disseminated among
    the population.
  • People from a wide range of social backgrounds
    and geographical locations, including remote
    areas, reached.
  • Awareness on the risks of human trafficking
    raised.
  • Leaflets and booklet uploaded in electronic form
    on the VESTA project website

21
Activity 3 Publication of informative leaflets
and booklets (cont.)
  • CHARACTERISTICS
  • The material consisted of short texts written in
    a clear and simple way, and accompanied by visual
    aids, so as for it to be accessible by the
    largest possible number of people, regardless of
    their cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Published in Vietnamese and English, in order to
    additionally reach foreigners trafficked to
    Vietnam.

22
Activity 3 Publication of informative leaflets
and booklets (cont.)
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Activity 3 Publication of informative leaflets
and booklets (cont.)
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Activity 3 Publication of informative leaflets
and booklets (cont.)
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Activity 4 informative sessions in schools and
universities
  • DESCRIPTION
  • The local NGO experts who participated in the
    seminar and training course, held one-day
    informative sessions on womens and childrens
    rights and the fight against human trafficking
    addressed to the students of 50 schools and 20
    universities in Hanoi.

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Activity 4 informative sessions in schools and
universities (cont.)
  • RESULTS ACHIEVED
  • Awareness raised among the academia on the
    rights of vulnerable groups, in particular
    children and women, and on the human trafficking
    phenomenon
  • Knowledge of civil society and educational
    institutes on the local situation and on the
    international instruments in terms of human
    rights protection advanced

27
Activity 4 informative sessions in schools and
universities (cont.)
  • METHODOLOGY
  • According to the train the trainers approach,
    the experts diffused the scientific knowledge
    acquired during the seminars and the training
    course to the high school and university
    students.

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Activity 5 website on human trafficking,
womens and childrens rights
  • DESCRIPTION
  • In 2 languages English and Vietnamese
  • It includes
  • Presentation of the VESTA project and its
    activities
  • Information on the human trafficking phenomenon
  • Information on the national, regional and
    international legal frameworks on trafficking,
    childrens and womens rights
  • List of publications on the topics
  • List of IGOs and NGOs working in these fields
  • Furthermore
  • all material produced for the project
  • a gallery of photos taken during the activities
    of the project

30
Activity 5 website on human trafficking, women
and children rights (cont.)
  • RESULTS ACHIEVED
  • Basic information on human trafficking, womens
    and childrens rights is widely disseminated even
    among those who have not directly been involved
    in the project
  • Awareness raised on the risk of human
    trafficking
  • People from a wide range of social backgrounds
    and geographical locations were reached.
  • Starting point and source of information for
    student research

31
Activity 5 website on human trafficking,
womens and childrens rights (cont.)
  • METHODS FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENT
  • Website in 2 languages English and Vietnamese
  • Basic information and simple language
  • Duration of the website 5 years

32
Activity 5 website on human trafficking,
womens and childrens rights (cont.)
  • www.vestaproject.com

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CONTINUING CHALLENGES TO BE ADDRESSED
  • Main routes Cambodia, China, Thailand
    internal trafficking from the rural areas to the
    main urban centers
  • Main victims underage girls and children from
    the North and South rural areas, especially from
    the border provinces
  • Main Purposes sexual exploitation, especially
    forced and fake marriages, labor exploitation
  • Main causes lack of information and education,
    poverty and lack of opportunities, gender
    inequality and social exclusion

36
FURTHER ACTIONS NEEDED
  • Prevention through educational and
    awareness-raising activities on the risks of
    human trafficking linked to international as well
    as internal migration
  • Educational activities aiming at combating
    discrimination against and social exclusion of
    the returned victims of human trafficking, as
    well as promoting their reintegration
  • Target groups young people, especially girls,
    between the age of 12 and 18, and their families
  • Target areas the remote and rural areas in the
    North and South provinces, especially at the
    borders

37
Contact details
CESDER Center for Social Development Research No 24 Tuc Mac Street, Hoan Kiem, HaNoi, VIETNAM Tel/Fax 84 4 39 424 119 E-mail duongcesd_at_vnn.vn
EPLC Achaiou 16, Kolonaki            Athens, GR-106 75 Tel 30 2107258801 Fax 30 2107258040 64th Km Athens-Sounio Ave. Legraina, GR-19 500 Tel 30 2292069810 Fax 30 2292069813 Email pborghi_at_eplo.eu Web site www.eplo.eu
RaFH Institute for Reproductive and Family Health No 63- Lane 35- Cat Linh-Dong Da-Hanoi- Vietnam Tel (84-4) 37333613- (84-4) 38234288 Fax (84-4)  38234288 Email rafh_at_hn.vnn.vn rafhvietnam_at_yahoo.com Website http//www.rafh-vietnam.org
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