Media Release: Human Rights and Development
Dat: 26 March 2008
Australia and Viet Nam Working Together to Prevent People Trafficking in Lang Son
The Australian Government will provide a grant worth over VD1 billion in 2008 to assist Viet Nam’s efforts to prevent the trafficking of women and children in Lang Son province.
Australia’s support will be provided in partnership with the Viet Nam Centre for Community Health and will reach an estimated 8,000 people, including 2,000 school children and 400 women and children in high risk groups, across selected districts.
Trafficking of women and children remains a serious human rights and development issue in Viet Nam. Trafficking undermines the security, dignity and health of vulnerable populations in poor regions.
This assistance will be provided through the Australian Government’s aid program to Viet Nam. The project will complement the broader assistance provided by Australia to the Asia Regional Trafficking in Persons Project which helps countries in South East Asia tackle the problem of people trafficking.
For more information contact:
Dr Cameron Hill
First Secretary, AusAID
Tel. 04-8317755 Ext. 264, Mobile: 0903442031
Ms Nguyen Mai Chi
Senior Program Manager, AusAID
Tel. 04-8317755 Ext.183, Mobile: 0903288489