This report presents key findings drawn from a qualitative study exploring the perception and utilization of female comdoms among female migrant workers in Viet Nam. Data collection for the study was gathered in six industrial zones covering one city and two provinces, namely Da Nang, Tien Giang and Phu Tho, from June 21 to July 10, 2011. Qualitative methods (indepth interviews with key informants and group-discussions among the target population) were used to collect data and interpret perceptions, attitudes and concerns regarding the use of female comdoms among female migrant workers and their sexual partners.
The report ‘Teach the wife when she first arrives’ -Trajectories and pathways into violent and non-violent masculinities in Hue City and Phu Xuyen district, Viet Nam, is based on life history qualitative research conducted in two sites in Viet Nam: Hue and Phu Xuyen.
It aims to look in-depth at individual men’s life histories to understand what factors push men towards more violent notions of what it means to be a man, and what factors cause men to associate being a man with more gender-equitable, non violent practices. These research findings have particular significance for prevention work on gender based violence in Viet Nam. Ultimately, this research shows that violence is not inevitable and that change is possible.
This study was first of its kind in Nepal and Viet Nam that explored men's attitudes on a wide range of issues related to gender equality, son preference, the levels and types of intimate partner violence and knowledge and attitude toward laws and policies related to women's right. The study affirms that high son preference, conservative gender roles and inequitable attitudes persist in both countries. There is a need for more comprehensive, long-term and male-targeted intervention programs or campaigns at national and local levels taking into account men's specific socio-economic conditions that influence their preferences. While the levels of knowledge of laws and policies relating to gender equality is high, there is clearly a greater need for enforcement coupled with effective communication not only on the laws but also on the norms underlying the practices that are being legislated. Because of the relationship between childhood experiences of inequality, gender equitable attitudes, son preference and intimate partner violence, early childhood interventions around masculinity and men's role in family are also policy recommendations from this study.
This fact sheet presents key highlights of the current situation, trends and characteristics of the larger ethnic groups, based on the most recent population and housing census (2009).
It also summarizes a selection of policy implications and includes recommendations for appropriate strategies and programmes to reduce disparity, vulnerability and improve the quality of life for people of ethnic origin.
This factsheet presents key highlights of the current situation, trends and characteristics of people with disabilities in Viet Nam, based on the most recent Population and Housing Census (2009).
It also summarizes policy implications and includes recommendations for appropriate strategies and programmes to reduce the vulnerability and improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in Viet Nam.
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