Quang Binh launches pilot program supporting prostitutes

Tuesday 22/10/2019 15:57

VGP – The Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in the central province of Quang Binh has launched a pilot program on supporting the capacity of peer groups, self-reliant groups and clubs of prostitutes in getting access, communicate and support to reduce, prevent and control gender violence. 

Bo Trach District and Dong Hoi City are the two areas that have realized the model. 

Key activities include the establishment, maintenance and development of peer group, self-reliant groups and clubs of prostitutes; organization of seminars between these groups and service providers, mobilization of participation of related sides in launching the program, communications on gender violence prevention and reduction. 

Other activities will be carried out such as connecting social services on health care, vocational training for prostitutes and management, supervision and evaluation of the model. 

The model is expected to lessen HIV/AIDS transmissions among prostitutes and prevent gender violence as well as create favorable conditions for prostitutes to get access to information and integrate into community. 

By Thuy Dung

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