Child Protection

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Pupils empower pupils

In a small classroom, two kids were in the role of teachers were instructing 30 others pupils at the same age, not about regular subjects but about child rights and how to protect themselves from risk of abuses.

The children were brilliant in facilitation. They provide their friends with games, quizzes and a lot freedom for discussions which is not common in the class of Vietnamese regular schools, making the session so loud and fun.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

“I witness” Save the Children’s works

From November 10-15, Save the Children in Vietnam hosted an IWitness field visit, where representatives from IKEA, Save the Children Switzerland, and Save the Children Sweden were visiting special project locations in Ho Chi Minh City. 12 000 children will benefit from Save the Children in Vietnam’s and IKEA Foundation’s joint project during a two year period and it will change the lives and the future of children as well as communities in HCM City.   

Thursday 17 April 2014

Save the Children launches a new child protection project in HCM City

Save the Children has launched a project to protect children from abuse, exploitation, corporal punishment and violence in HCM City City this week.

The project funded by IKEA Foundation aims to support  16 primary and secondary schools in two districts of Cu Chi and Go Vap to create a child friendly learning environment for the children and strengthen a community based child protection network to protect the children from harms.

Monday 24 March 2014

Vietnam releases first child labour survey

About 9.6 per cent of children aged between 5 and 17 in Vietnam are child labourers, the first national child labour survey revealed last week.

“The report is a major achievement and we hope to work with the Government and other partners to follow up on the recommendations of this first ever child labour survey in Vietanm”, says Gunnar F Andersen, the Country Director of Save the Children in Vietnam.

The rate is 1.0 per cent lower than the world’s average and 0.3 per cent higher than that of Asia and Pacific region, according ILO Global Child Labour Trends Report.

Monday 17 March 2014

The Forgotten Emergency: In Vietnam, Child Protection Systems Strengthening and Disaster Preparedness Offers Lessons for Other Countries in Child-Informed and Prioritized Planning

In an emergency context, shelter and infrastructure tend to garner a lot of focus from local authorities—as well it should in many cases, as shelter is a basic right—and it was no surprise in Vietnam, experiencing two typhoons before the world’s attention turned to the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, that local authorities talked extensively about their struggles to meet all of the shelter and other infrastructure, such as school repairs, needs and demands.  It did not take a lot of prodding on my part, however, for local authorities to talk about their disaster risk reducti