COVID-19 Response and Recovery:
From having very limited experience in online business, Ms Ha Thi Khuyen, a homestay owner in Vat Village, Moc Chau, Son La has capitalised on a #digital transformation training course led by GREAT partner KisStartup to respond to COVID-19.
Ms Cherie Russel, Development Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Vietnam visited GREAT partners in Lao Cai Province to see first-hand how sustainable agriculture and tourism activities are increasing income and position for local ethnic minority women.
This year’s theme for the Embassy’s #GenderMonth is ‘A Care-Led Recovery’. Our new display on the Embassy’s front wall on Dao Tan Street illustrates the diverse range of ways in which Australia is supporting a care-led COVID-19 recovery in Vietnam.
The discussion was a feature of the seminar “Supporting Women in Digital Transformation amid the COVID-19 pandemic towards Sustainable Development” hosted by the Vietnam Women’s Union and Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This week, more than 70 representatives from GREAT’s business partners and ethnic minority women working in agriculture and tourism attended an online training course to learn about promoting and selling their products and services on Lazada’s e-commerce platform.
To support the tourism sector to respond to and rebound from COVID-19, GREAT gathered over 40 participants including GREAT tourism partners, government agencies, tour operators and leading international and domestic experts in a tourism sector meeting yesterday.
In Vietnam, the latest national survey on violence against women in 2019 found that two in every three women have experienced at least one form of violence by their husband/partner in their lifetime. Gender-based violence is rooted in gender inequality and recent COVID-19 lockdowns may have exacerbated gender-based violence, especially domestic violence.
Five online workshops on management and implementation of the National Target Programs in the 2021-2030 period were recently hosted by the Finance and Monetary Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment with support from GREAT, facilitated by GREAT partner CARE International in Vietnam