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Digital platform launched to equip young people with skills on child marriage and human trafficking

by NDO29 September 2021 Last updated at 15:39 PM

VTV.vn - A digital platform was launched on September 29 aiming to equip children and young people from ethnic minority groups with knowledge and skills on the issues of child marriage and human trafficking.

Named ‘Em vui’, literally translated as ‘I’m happy’, the platform can be accessed via www.emvui.vn and is also available on six popular social media platforms including Facebook, Tiktok, Zalo, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

Not only is it designed as a friendly, reliable and informative forum for ethnic minority children and young people to exchange information, ‘Emvui’ is also an open space for individuals and organisations to share knowledge for children and adolescents across the country.

In addition, it seeks dialogue between ethnic children and adolescents and policymakers and managers from Government-run agencies.

The platform is developed by the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) and Plan International in Vietnam as part of a project on ‘Enhancing awareness of ethnic minority children and young people on human trafficking and child marriage through digital technology’.

The project, which is being implemented in 11 districts and 52 communes across the four provinces of Ha Giang, Lai Chau, Quang Bình and Quang Tri in the 2020- 2023 period, targets to support ethnic young people aged between 10 to 24 to utilise digital space to learn more about social networking and online safety skills, as well as to get access to support services relating to child marriage and human trafficking.


Digital platform launched to equip young people with skills on child marriage and human trafficking. (Screenshot photo)

Digital platform launched to equip young people with skills on child marriage and human trafficking. (Screenshot photo)

Speaking at the launch, Attaché - Governance and Rule of Law of the EU Delegation in Vietnam Audrey-Anne Rochelemagne, stressed that prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls is a prerequisite for the promotion, protection and full implementation of human rights and to ensure gender equality for a stronger, fairer and more sustainable society.

She also affirmed that EU Delegation in Vietnam commits to act on ending gender-based violence and sexual violence, child marriage and human trafficking.

Le Quynh Lan, a representative from Plan International Vietnam, said that the organisation’s five-year programme in Vietnam aims to support two million girls in their schooling and decision-making.

Emvui, together with other projects, helps to realise Plan's commitments in promoting gender equality and protecting children, especially those living in ethnic minority areas, she stated.

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