Ha Giang, March 2nd, 2022. CARE International in Vietnam collaborates with the People’s Committees of Lai Chau and Ha Giang to organize inception workshops to launch the project “Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment in Vietnam – AWEEV”. The project is expected to assist more than 2,635 ethnic minority women and men in 1,550 households living in remote areas of the two provinces to improve their economic well-being.

AWEEV contributes to enhancing the economic well-being of ethnic minority women in Vietnam by promoting economic rights, increasing their participation in paid economic activities, and strengthening their voice and leadership in decisions related to household livelihood activities and business activities. The project believes that increasing economic well-being and quality of life will reduce poverty among ethnic minority women and their families.

It is estimated that 2,635 ethnic minority women and men in nine communes of Tam Duong and Quang Binh districts of Lai Chau and Ha Giang provinces will benefit from the project impacts. In addition, AWEEV has been conducting research that will be shared directly with state agencies that manage socio-economic development interventions in ethnic minority and mountainous areas. These findings will contribute practical evidence to the implementation plans.

AWEEV is designed in line with the International Women’s Rights Support Policy (FIAP) of Canada’s Department of Global Affairs (GAC). The design is underpinned by a rights-based approach to address gender inequality among Vietnam’s poorest and most marginalized women.

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