Over 3,000 women benefit from post-pandemic livelihood recovery support project

An estimated 3,591 women in Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang Province, who are at risk of violence have been assisted in rebuilding their livelihoods post-COVID-19 pandemic.
Delegates at the project closing ceremony.
Delegates at the project closing ceremony.

The support came within a 1.46 million USD project funded by the Australian government and implemented by UN Women in collaboration with local women’s unions during 2022-2024.

Speaking at a recent event to summarise the project, Caroline T. Nyamayemombe, chief representative of UN Women in Vietnam, said the results of the project are evidence of the resilience of women in Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang, who faced and overcame many challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic to recover and develop the lives of their families and the community.

For her part, the Australian Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City said that Australia is committed to promoting gender equality globally and in Vietnam, noting that the project is evidence of the fact that partners can work together to create real changes for women at risk.

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Women’s Union, to follow up on the project’s success, the union will organise training classes to instruct women to use the funding effectively and rebuild their livelihoods.