Enabling livelihood changes

Thanks to the support of domestic and international organisations, the local authorities, as well as encouraging family members, many ethnic minority women in the northern mountainous regions of Vietnam have overcome the shadow of traditional gender roles to create happier lives.

Many reasons hinder the emancipation of ethnic minority women, such as Vietnamese language skills and the ability to use or own transport, which means that these women are often burdened with the traditional division of labour in their families. Therefore, creating jobs and empowering women through economic development is a direction that many projects nowadays focus on.

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Hoang Oanh