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During 3 days (May 11 - 13) Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs in collaboration with UN Women, WHO, UNFPA and the UN Gender Theme Group held a training course for prevention of gender-based violence. The training is being held for the first time in Vietnam to strengthen capacity on prevention of violence against women based on “Respect Women” framework and foster the development of an effective gender-based violence prevention strategies in the future.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha underscored the prevalence of gender-based violence globally as well as in Vietnam, noting that more work will need to be done to eliminate the violence against women and girls. She particularly emphasized the importance of a community-based approach and multi-sectoral coordination to make the efforts successful.