Pilot model for supporting prostitutes launched

Thursday 03/01/2019 10:00

VGP – The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has issued a Decision stipulating economic and technical framework on launching a pilot model for supporting prostitutes. 

The framework is regarded a foundation for planning, estimation and ratification of the annual expenditures for the pilot model for supporting prostitutes for agencies using expenditures from the social assistance system development target program in the 2016-2020 phase. 

Accordingly, head of club, peer group or self-help group will receive the maximum sponsor of VND1 million per month. The maximum number of access members is seven ones, who get access to at least 10 prostitutes per month. Each access member will enjoy the maximum payment of VND500,000 per month. 

The MOLISA has assigned the Department of Social Evils Prevention to join hand with other relevant agencies and organizations to guide and support the implementation of pilot model at localities.  

Earlier, thirty-seven localities have launched and maintained prostitution prevention and control models, helping 690 prostitutes and 3,446 others with high risks of falling into the vice to benefit from these models.

According to the prostitution prevention and control program in the 2016-2020 phase, five localities have realized models to provide services supporting prostitutes at community. 

Social work centers and 15 localities have launched models ensuring rights for workers at sensitive working places and seven localities have carried out models to strengthen capacity for prostitute clubs in getting access to communications. 

Figures from the International Labor Organization (ILO) suggest that there are nearly 101,300 sex workers, including 72,000 women, in Viet Nam.

By Thuy Dung

 

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