Training course held to eliminate violence against women and girls

The LIGHT Community Development Institute, with the support of UN WOMEN, recently organized a training course for trainers and facilitators at Ho Guom Group Joint Stock Company, Cam Thuy branch (Thanh Hoa), within the framework of the project "A creative communication campaign on the elimination of violence against women and children with the participation of business owners and workers in the context of COVID-19 pandemic".

Source: Vietnam Women Newspaper

Garment Manufacturing Factory 8 - Cam Thuy Branch, has more than 600 officers and workers, of which more than 83% are female workers. This communication campaign highlights the creativity of employees as they actively build communication messages and implement the campaign by themselve . Thereby, activities to eliminate violence against women and children will come into reality, creating a pervasive power in the factories and in the community.

A series of creative activities carried out by employees such as: Flashmob dancing at workplace, video promoting the message of eliminating violence against women and children in the context of COVID-19, livestreaming thematic media events. In particular, the campaign "14 days challenge" with the message "Prevention of COVID-19 and Prevention of violence against women and children" will be implemented.

Under the national Action Month to end gender-based violence, a similar training course for trainers and a comunication campaign will be conducted in Sao Thai Duong JSC, Ha Nam Branch.

According to the 2019 National Survey on Violence against Women in Vietnam published by UNFPA in 2020, nearly 2 in 3 women (62.9 per cent) experienced one or more forms of physical, sexual, emotional, and economic violence, and controlling behaviours by their husband/intimate partners in their lifetime. The perpetrators are mostly male family members (60.6%). Up to 90.4% of women who experienced physical and/or sexual violence never sought any support from relevant agencies.

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