Yen Bai: Promote the realization of reproductive health rights and child rights
On May 30, 2022, Yen Bai Center for Science Technology Development and Community Health Care (YENBAI CDSH) organized a workshop to kick off the project "Promoting the realization of reproductive health rights and raising awareness on child rights of ethnic minorities in Yen Bai province" (hereinafter referred to as the Project).
Mr. Nguyen Binh Minh, Permanent Vice President of Yen Bai Provincial Union of Science and Technology Associations delivered a speech at the workshop
Following the success of the project titled "Protecting the rights to access health care and sex education for children of ethnic minorities living in difficult circumstances in Yen Bai province in the period of 2019-2021", in 2022, the project will continue to be implemented in 4 communes: Cam An, Bao Ai (Yen Binh), Nam Khat and De Xu Phinh (Mu Cang Chai). The project is funded by the Adoptionscentrum (ASC/Sweden) with a budget of VND 794,4 million. YENBAI CDSH promotes the realization of reproductive health rights and raises awareness on child rights of ethnic minorities in Yen Bai province.
Delegates took photo at the workshop
Accordingly, the project will reach 400 children at the age of 12-15 as the target group. Capacity building activities of the project will strengthen knowledge and skills in counseling and supporting reproductive health and sex education for children. Through the strengthening of kids clubs, the project will continue to provide necessary knowledge and skills to children by organizing a number of refresher trainings for current students and new ones in the school.
The project will also continue to reach parents who have not had the opportunity to participate in the project in previous years due to budgetary constraints. Finally, the project will collaborate and influence stakeholders to deliver the project's intervention model and discuss how to integrate these interventions into a number of locally appropriate existing programs. The project will continue to be implemented with a child-centered approach and train a team of peer children's communicators in order to carry out activities of behavior change communication with their peers and participate in the operation and promotion of kids clubs.