Enhancing national capacity to prevent and reduce child labour in Vietnam
20/03/2016On November 20th, in Hanoi, Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs in collaboration with International Labour Organization and the United State’s Ministry of Labour held the launching ceremony of “Enhancing National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Vietnam”. Attending the event were Deputy Minister Dao Hong Lan; Mr. Ted Osius – Ambassador of the United State to Vietnam; Mr. Chang Hee Lee – ILO Vietnam’s Director; Mr. Shelly C.ILAB – Representative from the Ministry of Labour of the United State and representatives from related Ministries, Sectors, organization, domestic and international experts in this field.
The project “Technical Support for Enhancing National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Vietnam (ENHANCE)” will be implemented in 4 years from 2015 – 2019 funded by US’s Ministry of Labour with the total budget of 9,2 million USD. The Project will work in geographical sites where four priority production sectors predominate: garments and handicrafts in Ho Chi Minh City, agriculture and fisheries in An Giang province and handicrafts in Hanoi. In each province several districts have been tentatively selected based on stakeholder consultations and selection criteria. The project will support a coordinated and multi sectoral approach to identification and response to child labour linked with the emerging child protection system which includes identification and response to child protection cases and is intended to include child labour cases. The project will apply gender – sensitive strategies, taking into account the different barriers for girls and boys to access education and vocational training and the gendered factors contributing to their involvement in child labour. To ensure sustainability the Project will mainstream efforts within national programmes wherever possible, including the National Action Plan for Education for All, the National Target Program on Poverty Reduction, and the National Action Program for Children. A total of 5000 children who are engaged in child labour or at high risk of entering child labour will be supported through the provision of educational services and non – educational services. Critical to the direct intervention component, a total of 2000 household members of children targeted will be provided with supports for economic development and income improvement through value chain development and value – adding approaches.