We have just completed the renovation and equipment of part of the day-care centre for women victims of violence, managed by our partner SCDI* in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
About 40 women are followed in the centre. Often accompanied by their children, they find protection and listening during the day. They can go there to rest, shower, eat, receive basic health care…
The centre’s social worker gives them a caring listening and directs them to the public and private services they need: medical, psychological, legal help …
This shelter is a day care centre. If these women do not know where to sleep at night, we offer them emergency accommodation in a guest house partner of the project. If needed in the long term, it helps them to rent a room or find a place in a long-term shelter.As part of a support for women who so wish over several months, they can receive financial assistance to follow vocational training, set up a business or find a job. They are also guided to understand their rights and to know how to react to escape violence.
As part of a support for women who so wish over several months, they can receive financial assistance to follow vocational training, set up a business or find a job. They are also guided to understand their rights and to know how to react to escape violence.
In 2020, the shelter’s social worker received two trainings from our local partners, the CSAGA and the MSD*: one on how to support victims of gender-based violence, and the other on gender issues. Our project manager also supervised it to analyze the individual cases of these women and their follow-up.
Planète Enfants & Développement has also developed a specific and global methodology with guidance on appropriate services, group therapy to help recovery, training sessions to prevent and combat discrimination and inequalities that can lead to violence. This methodology will be the subject of a manual published and shared in the coming weeks.
All of this is just a first step. As part of our Hy Vong project, we want to set up a one stop crisis center with our partners within the next few months, within a hospital to help women and their children in a global way.
Across the country, there are only two shelters for women who are victims of violence. However, more than half of the women reported having been the victim of some form of spousal violence in early 2010 (the only national study available in the country).
- SCDI : Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives.
- CSAGA : Center for Studies and Applied Sciences In Gender.
- MSD : Research Center for Management and Sustainable Development
January, 19th 2021