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5/15/2019 10:51:59 PM

Plan International Vietnam provides gender equality trainings to 800 students

The training program launched in May for 800 students who are members of Champions of Change clubs (COC) from 20 secondary schools in Dong Anh district and University of Transportation and Communication.

 

The training course of gender equality. Photo: LIGHT

The activity was a part of the project “Safer Cities for girls”, implemented from 2016 to 2020 by Plan International Vietnam, Department of Gender Equality – Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Institute for Development & Community Health (LIGHT), Hanoi Transport Management and Operation Center (TRAMOC) and Dong Anh district People’s Committee.

The workshop’s purpose is training and adding knowledge of gender – gender equality – gender-based violence to help students identify, prevent and face with the violence in general and the gender violence in particular. COC members were also gave skills to express the inspiration to their friends as well as communities and lead them participate in the propagated activities to change behaviors for building the safer cities for girls.

In each school’s project have two clubs (one led by girls and one led by boys) and each clubs contain 30 members. Students took part in clubs voluntarily and pledge to act for gender equality.

The clubs’ activities were maintained periodically by Plan International Vietnam and LIGHT, such as discussing the topics, project’s activities (propagated events of school), appreciating the safety in public…

Through the project, girls can learn the behaviors and skills from their experiences to get confidence and achieve their dream. Boys had opportunity to improve themselves to overcome the prejudice of the gender and the causes of gender discrimination. Members of Champions of Change clubs will become the pioneers of expanding the gender equality in their schools and communities./.

Translated by Thanh Van  
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