Project launched to protect women migrant workers’ rights
VGP – The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) today launched a project on empowering Vietnamese Women Migrant Workers.
Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyễn Thanh Hoà announces
the start of the project on empowering
Vietnamese Women Migrant Workers, Hà Nội, January 5, 2010 – Photo: VGP/Thu Cúc
It helps to protect legitimate rights of Vietnamese female guest workers, focusing on four goals: bettering knowledge about gender and issues relating to migrant labor in Việt Nam; improving policies with host countries where Vietnamese women migrant workers come; strengthen capability of agencies and organizations which can facilitate women and their families’ access to better services; and bettering women’s awareness.
Five beneficiaries of the project are female migrant workers; their families; policy-maker of the MOLISA and other agencies; providers of guest workers; and mass media.
At present, about 450,000 Vietnamese laborers are working in more than 40 countries and territories worldwide, in which women account for 25-30%.
By Xuân Hoàng