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Digital transformation drives tourism business resilience

Sung Thi Lan calls herself a boss in the forest. The 38-year-old woman is the director of Muong Hoa Cooperative in Ta Van commune, Sapa town, Lao Cai province in northwest Vietnam. Her business centres on making and selling traditional ethnic textile products and providing experience services around brocade fabric. Lan and her business have

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Australia and Vietnam work together on gender equality, stronger economies

The Australian-funded Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism (GREAT) program hosted a Symposium and Summation Workshop: Engaging Women in Markets – Scaling up Local Successes Nationwide in Hanoi on 27 May 2022. Symposium attendees included Australian and Vietnamese government representatives, the private sector and civil society organisations. Ethnic minority women were also represented and the

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Long-term partnership improves lives in Son La

Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam, Ms Robyn Mudie, was delighted when she recently met some of the many ethnic minority women benefiting from the Australian Government-funded Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism (GREAT) Program in Son La Province. Ms Mudie witnessed how local women have been introduced to high-value agricultural markets and community-based tourism and are

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Ramie helps ethnic women weave family happiness

In the early morning, Quach Thi Tang (born in 1991) and her family go to the ramie field to clear weeds. It rains so much in summer that the ramie plants are lush and the plants with the stems as big as a thumb can be harvested. “Since planting ramie, I feel very happy. The

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Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism (GREAT) is an Aus4Equality initiative, managed by Cowater International on behalf of the Australian Government.