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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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Australian Ambassador visits projects in Lao Cai Province

A delegation from the Australian Embassy in Vietnam visited Lao Cai Province from 5 to 6 June 2022 to meet with local government leaders, businesses and communities benefiting from Australia’s investment in the province.

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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.