Vietnam-China workshop on prevention of and combat against trafficking in women and children
Deeply recognizes that trafficking in women and children has seriously effected against the honor, dignity, physical and mental health of women and children, as well as family happiness, the Vietnam Women’s
During 25-27 May, 2005, the Vietnam Women’s
Participants of this workshop are representatives of the VWU’s Presidium and some of its departments; representatives of Ministry of Justice, External Relations Commission of the Party Central Committee, Center on Supporting Women’s Education and Empowerment (CEPEW), Legal Aid Centers of Dien Bien and Lang Son provinces, Gender and Family Research Center; correspondents from Vietnam Television and other newspapers; and particularly representatives of several organizations from China such as Law Services Center of Beijing University, Yunnan Women’s Federation, Guangxi Women’s Federation, Gender Research Center, Science South East Asia Research Institute and representatives of Asia Foundation in Vietnam and China.
Different presentations by Chinese and Vietnamese participants were delivered at the workshop, sharing their experiences in a number of activities in preventing and fighting against trafficking, as well as some issues related to legal aid for women and children, people at high risk, victims and the community.
Through plenary and group discussions, the workshop came up with a consensus on a common action plan with different activities, including advocacy to improve public’s awareness on preventing trafficking in women and children, economic empowerment for women, rehabilitation and legal aid... In addition, the workshop recommended to the Governments of the two countries to take further appropriate interventions for better suppression of this crime. These include supplementing and completing their legal framework on prevention of and combat against trafficking in women and children; improving legal aid capacity for legal aid experts and staff; promoting joined research and researchers’ participation; promoting delegation exchanges and experiences sharing and calling financial supports from international organizations to address the problem.
The workshop has contributed to improve the mutual understanding and cooperation between organizations, nations, particularly bilateral cooperation between