7575% of women have experienced violence at the hands of their partner.
1212% of children are underweight.
1616% of the population live below the poverty line of less than $1.90 per day.
What we do in Vietnam
Fighting for women’s rights
ActionAid staff deliver training in women’s rights to local communities across the country and we support them to lobby their own government for change.
We also run girls’ clubs in schools where girls can learn about their bodies and empower them to understand and assert their rights to have an education, live free from violence and marry if, who and when they want.
We support people to boost their crop yields, by helping them improve their farming practices and we campaign with them to change policies that drive up the price of basic foods.
In 2014 over 400 community groups were created, helping thousands of families to learn new skills, earn extra income and eat more nutritious food.
Providing quality education
Women and girls in Vietnam are responsible for almost all the household tasks, from cleaning to cooking and growing food. This unpaid labour is rarely acknowledged as ‘real’ work and girls often miss out on studying and playing in order to help their mothers with domestic chores. This can often make them fall behind in school.
In 2015, ActionAid was invited by local rights groups to speak with over 1,200 women and men living in the Hoa Binh region about of the impact of unpaid labour, such as child care, household chores and fetching water.
We also trained families about the long-term benefits of sending girls to school. After the training, many women reported that their husbands and sons were sharing tasks previously done by women.