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Over 3,500 women in HCM City, Tien Giang supported to recover livelihoods after COVID-19

VGP - The project "Emergency response and livelihood recovery support after COVID-19 for women at risk of violence" has supported over 3,500 women in Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang province to recover livelihoods and prevent violence after COVID-19.

June 11, 2024 10:56 AM GMT+7
Over 3,500 women in HCM City, Tien Giang supported to recover livelihoods after COVID-19- Ảnh 1.

The project closing ceremony - Photo: UNWomen

The information was announced at a project closing ceremony that was held in Ho Chi Minh City last week.

The project, worth US$1.46 million funded by the Australian Government, supported economic resilience of women severely affected by COVID-19 and enhanced the capacity of local organizations to respond to and prevent violence against women, especially in emergency situations.

After two years of implementation, 3,591 women received a cash assistance of VND 5.5 million/person and technical assistance to rebuild livelihoods, bringing a positive impact to about 14,300 people in households.

Besides, 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.

In addition, 2,000 service providers received capacity Building for service providers in the essential services package (ESP) toolkit and 500 received essential card support to ensure they can provide 24/7 support to those experiencing violence against women and children.

Two million people were reached through national television and radio programs, national and local press agencies, social networks and media events on violence against

UN Women partnered with Tien Giang and Ho Chi Minh City Women's Union, Viet Nam Red Cross and Centre for Women and Development to implement the project.

Speaking at the project closing ceremony, Mrs. Caroline T. Nyamayemombe, UN Women Representative in Viet Nam said, the project is a demonstration of how an integrated solution implemented with dedicated and experienced partners, with the active engagement of those affected, can meaningfully address the multi-dimensional impacts of crisis on women and their families.

UN Women has combined its knowledge and expertise in eliminating violence against women, promoting women's economic empowerment and women's leadership in disaster management with the strong coordination role of Women's Union and Australia's experience in crisis management to deliver this comprehensive recovery intervention, she shared./.