Remote Ethnic Minority Women

Despite working on the land, remote ethnic minority women lack equal access to land and capital, and thus have limited opportunity to make decisions which affect their lives. Reliance on agriculture also renders such populations vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters. In addition, there are strong indicators that remote ethnic minority women are often subject to gender-based violence. Discrimination and social isolation further reduces their access to legal representation or protection.

CARE in Vietnam works in these areas with women of different ethnicities to increase their economic opportunities, voice and leadership, and resiliences to shocks.

Click here to have an overview of our work with Remote Ethnic Minority Women (REMW). See below for our projects within the REMW programme.

(SUSO) Stand Up, Speak Out against gender based violence in Dien Bien

Through the projectCARE works to break the silence around gender based violence among ethnic minority communities in Dien Bien province.

(InfoAct) Agro-climate information for adaptation in Vietnam

InfoAct works to strengthen the livelihood and resilience of poor ethnic minority women and men in rural areas to climate change and climate shocks by improving their access to and use of climate information and resources such as insurance.

(TEAL) Technologically enhanced agricultural livelihoods in Arabica value chain

This project works to promote the role and benefits of ethnic minority women and their productivity in the Arabica coffee value chain.

(P4EM) Partnership for Ethnic Minorities’ Equitable and Inclusive Development

This project focuses on strengthening partnerships for efficacy of national policy and programme formulation and implementation to support ethnic minorities’ development.

(I2I) Increasing ethnic minority women’s access to information in northern Vietnam

This project aims at enabling civil society organisations to legitimately represent ethnic minority com-munities to enhance government transparency and accountability for promoting ethnic minority rights.

(WEAVE) Women’s economic empowerment via agricultural value chain enhancement

WEAVE is a joint project by CARE International in Vietnam, Oxfam in Vietnam and SNV Vietnam to enhance ethnic minority women’s position and voice in the banana, pork and cinnamon value chains in Bac Kan and Lao Cai.

(ACIS) Agro-climate information services ethnic minority farmers in South-East Asia

This project enables women farmers, ethnic minority farmers and agricultural planners, in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, to better anticipate and respond to risks and opportunities from changes in the weather, through participatory and equitable agro-climate information services.

(CASI) Civil action for socio-economic inclusion in northern Vietnam

This program is for sustainable improvements in livelihood security for natural resource-dependent people in ethnic minority communities who lack access to resources and have limited opportunities to influence decision making. Representatives of marginalised and excluded groups and civil society organisations are involved in setting the agenda for more inclusive development approaches and policies.

(ICAM) Integrated community-based adaptation in the Mekong Delta

ICAM works with women and men who are most at risk from the impacts of climate change and natural hazards, to increase the resilience of communities in the Mekong Delta.

(EMWE) Ethnic minority women’s empowerment in Bac Kan and Dien Bien

EMWE works with ethnic minority women to overcome challenges that they are facing in remote areas. Women in remote ethnic communities in Vietnam are not equally benefiting from the remarkable economic growth over the past decade. They experience high levels of poverty, unequal participation in economic oppor-tunities, limited options to adapt to changes in the climate, and have a limited voice in decisions that affect them.

(FinLINK) Financial linkage for inclusion for women from remote ethnic minority communities

This project works with the private sector to increase access to formal financial products and services for women from ethnic minority com-munities in remote areas, to enable them to empower themselves economically.

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Increasing the ability of community-based disaster risk management

This project works to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards by building community capacity in community-based disaster risk management, with a focus on the participation of women.

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(Land rights) Promoting land rights for ethnic minority people in Vietnam

This project aims to contribute to the protection and promotion of ethnic minority people’s rights to community forest lands.

Voice and Rights for ethnic minority women in Ba Be - Bac Kan province

This project contributes to securing the rights of women from Tay, Nung, Dao and Hmong communities by enhancing their voice, and ensuring that both government agencies and civil society value, respect and respond to it.

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