Project helps preventing violence against disabled women and girls in Nghe An

The project, funded by the France’s Justice Initiatives Facilitation Fund (JIFF), minimized violence against handicapped women and girls through improving their own capacity as well as strengthening legal consultation and support.

At the event. Photo: ACDC

On the morning of October 28, a closing ceremony of the project "Strengthening capacity for local disabled women and girls against violence in Nghe An province" has been held in Vinh city with the attended by nearly 50 delegates from departments and agencies in Nghe An such as Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Planning and Investment, State Legal Aid Center of Nghe An province, Action to the Community Development Center (ACDC)Action to the Community Development Center (ACDC), provincial associations such as Blind Association, Association of Persons with Disabilities and a large number of people with disabilities,  families of people with disabilities and news agencies in Nghe An province.

After more than one year of implementation, despite being interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the project still achieved high results beyond expectations. As many as 186 people with disabilities and their relatives have improved their awareness and capacity in coping with gender-based violence. The project has provided  legal consultations to 438 people with disabilities in the area, including seven cases related to gender-based violence.

In addition, the project also organized a competition on Gender-Based Violence Learning for women and girls with disabilities, attracting more than 100 participants. Many training courses and sharing workshop, 250 turns of women and girls with disabilities received peer counseling.

Truong Thi Van - representative of the key group of women with disabilities in Thai Hoa shared: “Since I learned the project on violence prevention and response against handicapped women and girls, I became more confident. Now I can share the knowledge I have learned with women from the same village who have been strongly responded. They said that in the past they had experienced violence and without even recognizing that it's happening."

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