Understanding the scourge of domestic violence in Ho Chi Minh

4 Apr, 2018

Despite Vietnam's efforts to better prevent violence and take care of victims, 60% of Vietnamese women are said to suffer domestic violence. To better understand the subject and fight against this scourge, we conducted a study with a consulting firm expert in gender issues.

violence-vietnam-wDomestic violence (whether by a partner or another family member) can be emotional, physical or sexual. They have a devastating impact on both women and children, victims and bystanders of violence.

This subject is still extremely taboo in Vietnam and the study highlights the importance of raising awareness of the issue of violence-vietnam-framedomestic violence, from women's unions to husbands and create safe spaces to discuss violence!

It also recommends improving the psychological support given to victims through the creation of support groups and training social services in the prevention and fight against domestic violence.

violence-vietnam-framework-2These are all activities that we are currently integrating into our family support program in Vietnam.

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