Research Centre for Gender, Family and Environment in Development (2)_CGFED

Organization information Research Centre for Gender, Family and Environment in Development

Add: 19, A26 Nghia Tan, Cau Giay, Ha Noi

Tel: 84-4-37565929 Fax: 84-4-37565874

E: cgfed@hn.vnn.vn

W: http://www.cgfed.org.vn

Key contact person(s): Ms. Pham Kim Ngoc- Executive Director

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General information of the project and program which have ESD related activities: Name:  Real situation and consequences of pesticide use in agricultural production-Potential impacts to health of Vietnamese rural women                              Goals and objectives: To understand real situation of pesticide use and analyze its consequences to environment, health and livelihoods of rural people, especially rural women and children.Based on this understanding, suitable recommendations will be provided in order to improve knowledge and practices of the communities in reduction of pesticide use for protection of environment and women’s and children’s health-towards sustainable socio-economic development and poverty reduction.Donor(s): Pesticides Action Network Asia and Pacific (PAN AP) 
ESD programs/ projects/activities  Name:

  • Research
  • Consultation meeting (to discuss the research finding)
  • Community-based pesticides monitoring training (involving local leaders, women’s leaders, community health workers, key farmers)
  • Dissemination information through networks and working groups activities
  • Development of advocacy plan

Objectives: To understand real situation of pesticide use and analyze its consequences to environment, health and livelihoods of rural people, especially rural women and children.

Based on this understanding, suitable recommendations will be provided in order to improve knowledge and practices of the communities in reduction of pesticide use for protection of environment and women’s and children’s health-towards sustainable socio-economic development and poverty reduction.

Describe educational and learning methods/tools applied: Method: Participation Learning Action     

Stakeholders:

Status: The first activities is running

Location: Hai Van commune, Hai Hau district, Nam Dinh province

One commune in Pho Yen district, Thai Nguyen province

 

Sustainable development themes:
  • Citizen participation and good governance
  • Poverty reduction
  • Indigenous knowledge and ethnic groups
  • Protection of agricultural environment and women’s and children’s health
Target groups:
  • Local people
  • Government officers
  • Civil society and NGOs
Outputs and final outcomes of the ESD activities.  

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General information of the project and program which have ESD related activities Name:  Training course for Raising Knowledge on Gender, Family, Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS issues for Immigrant Catholic women in HanoiGoals and objectives:Goals:Promoting social inclusion through the activities that help catholic female immigrants who are working and living in Hanoi in order to ensuring human rights, especially reproductive health rights, sexual health rights and multi-face wholesome development, to ensuring security and safety for this group to contribute to Millennium Development Goals on elimination of hunger and eradication of poverty in Vietnam Objectives:

  • To raise awareness on gender, gender equity and family issues for immigrant catholic women in Hanoi
  • To promote access opportunities to information related to reproductive health and reproductive health rights, sexual health rights for immigrant catholic women in Hanoi
  • To prevent sexual transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancy and giving birth and abortion among immigrant catholic women in Hanoi
  • To prevent sexual violence, abuse and harassment against immigrant catholic women in Hanoi

Donor(s): World Bank in Vietnam

 

ESD programs/ projects/activities  Name: Training courseObjectives:

  • To raise awareness on gender, gender equity and family issues for immigrant catholic women in Hanoi
  • To promote access opportunities to information related to reproductive health and reproductive health rights, sexual health rights for immigrant catholic women in Hanoi
  • To prevent sexual transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancy and giving birth and abortion among immigrant catholic women in Hanoi
  • To prevent sexual violence, abuse and harassment against immigrant catholic women in Hanoi

Describe educational and learning methods/tools applied: Organizing training courses:

  • Amount: 3 courses for 120 immigrants catholic people (majority of them are women), 40 people for each course
  • Time: each course consists of 10 sessions, each session lasts 2 hours, organized in the evening

1. Specific contents of the training:

  • Topic of SRHR and HIV/AIDS
  • Reproductive organ physiology
  • Family planning: introduction method of self-observe
  • Safe motherhood
  • Sexual transmitted diseases
  • HIV/AIDS and prevention 

2.Topic of Gender and Gender equity

  • Basic concept related to gender and gender equity
  • Summary introduction on international and national laws for ensuring gender equity, human rights of women 

3. Topic of family

  • Introduction about family today
  • Role of family in Reproductive health education and care
  • Domestic violence and reproductive health
  • Social policies on family

Stakeholders:

Status:

– Training courses finished: the first (14 July-1st August), the second (20 August-8 October)

Location: Thai Ha Church- Hanoi

 

Sustainable development themes:
  • Indigenous knowledge and ethnic groups
  • Gender equity, Reproductive health and reproductive health rights, Sexual health rights, HIV/AIDS, sexual violence
Target groups:
  • Youths/volunteers

 

Outputs and final outcomes of the ESD activities. Three training course with the participation of 120 people were organized on the issues of gender and gender equity, SRHR and HIV/AIDS. The beneficiaries obtained the knowledge and more knowledgeable on important issues of rights related to gender, family, SRHR and more powerful to apply these rights to protect themselves from sexual transmitted infection including HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancy, sexual violence, abuse and harassment.  

 

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General information of the project and program which have ESD related activities Name: Ensuring Young People’s Rights to Sexual and Reproductive Health including protection against HIV/AIDS in rural areas of Vietnam (Phase 2).

Goals and objectives:

Development objective

To improve the quality of life of young women and men in rural Vietnam by promoting and advocating their rights to reproductive and sexual health and gender equity, including

Preventing sexual transmitted infections (STIs) incl. HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancies, unwanted childbirth and abortions

Combatting sexual violence, abuse and harrassment 

Project objectives

Objective 1: By the end of the project, in four rural districts of Vietnam

1200 young people (60 % women and 40 % men) are able to protect their rights to sexual and reproductive health, including the right to protection against HIV/AIDS through increased knowledge, non-discriminatory attitudes, strengthened competencies and youth participation.

1200 parents of young people (65 % mothers and 35 % fathers) are able to communicate with and support young women and men to fulfil their rights to sexual and reproductive health, including the right to protection against HIV/AIDS through increased awareness and knowledge, non-discriminatory attitudes and a supportive behaviour. 

Objective 2: By the end of the project, 100 local policy and decision makers, official authorities, mass organisations, mass media practitioners, primary and secondary school teachers and health service providers have increased awareness and knowledge, non-discriminatory attitude and a supportive behaviour toward young people’s rights to sexual and reproductive health, including the right to protection against HIV/AIDS, and young people, their parents and partner organisations have created a more supportive environment at local and national level for the protection of these rights in four rural districts of Vietnam. 

Objective 3: By the end of the project, activities, learning and methods have been integrated in the plans and strategies of local partners, and these partners have developed competencies to carry out the strategies and activities in order to ensure the sustainability of the achieved results and the multi-sectoral approach applied during the first and second phase of the project.

Donor(s): Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA) / Sex & Samfund, Denmark 

 

ESD programs/ projects/activities  Name:

  • Clubs
  • Community libraries
  • Training
  • Communication materials
  • Advocavy
  • Study/research, capacity building and networking

Objectives:.

  • 8 family clubs to be established in the project areas. The clubs will be designed as  rendezvous for representatives from the target groups as well as for other persons from the local communities (citizens, professional, local politicians, etc.), forums where it will be possible to organize various communal activities and find information about/discuss health, sexuality, love/relationships/marriage, gender and family relations, etc.
  • 4-6 community libraries to be established in the project areas. The libraries will offer information materials, folders, books, videos, etc. on SRHR related topics, thus giving the local population easy and open access to this information.
  • Training is the one of  the important activities aims at supporting target groups with adequate and accurate knowledge on reproductive health rights, sexual health rights and HIV/AIDS
  • 100 local policy and decision makers, official authorities, mass organisations, mass media practitioners, primary and secondary school teachers and health service providers have increased awareness and knowledge, non-discriminatory attitude and a supportive behaviour toward young people’s rights to sexual and reproductive health, including the right to protection against HIV/AIDS, and young people, their parents and partner organisations have created a more supportive environment at local and national level for the protection of these rights in four rural districts of Vietnam.
  • Activities, learning and methods have been integrated in the plans and strategies of local partners, and these partners have developed competencies to carry out the strategies and activities in order to ensure the sustainability of the achieved results and the multi-sectoral approach applied during the first and second phase of the project.

Describe educational and learning methods/tools applied: PLA

Stakeholders: decision makers, official authorities, mass organisations, mass media practitioners, primary and secondary school teachers and health service providers 

Status: Ongoing 

Location: Y Yen district, Nam Dinh province

Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang province

Song Cau district, Phu Yen province

Binh Chanh district, Ho Chi Minh city

 

Sustainable development themes:
  • Citizen participation and good governance
  • Indigenous knowledge and ethnic groups
Target groups:
  • School students
  • Local people
  • Government officers
  • Public audience
  • Youths/volunteers
  • Media

 

Outputs and final outcomes of the ESD activities.
  • Young women and men have acquired knowledge and gained greater understanding of the importance of their rights to sexual and reproductive health and competencies for fulfilling these rights and protect themselves against STIs, including HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancies, sexual violence, abuse and harassment. This will primarily be a result of information activities in the clubs, mass media, through training, community libraries and IEC/BCC material.
  • Mothers and fathers support that the young women and men seek information on their rights and fulfil these in practise. This will be a result of parents clubs, training, and information via the mass media (loudspeakers, newspapers, radio and TV).
  • More susceptibility for a dialogue on and accept of young people’s rights and access to knowledge and information on their sexual and reproductive health and rights via information and advocacy has been created.
  • Formalised agreements on improving the sex education in the schools in the 4 districts via advocacy have been achieved.
  • Evidence-based material has been produced, published and distributed and this material can support the advocacy of project partners and improve the quality of project activities and information material for young people and other target groups, training materials for training young people, their parents and key persons. The material can be used by others in Vietnam for replication of activities and methods after this phase 2.
  • The civil society has been mobilised in order to sustain project activities, and results and continue them in the future and replicate them to other and new geographic areas.
  • An exit strategy has been developed and it can ensure the replication of project activities to other communes and districts in Vietnam.
  • The capacity within CGFED and the partner organisations to integrate or mainstream young people’s participation, HIV/AIDS, gender and to carry out advocacy has been strengthened.
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