“In Vietnam, ethnic minorities are supported by a network of non-governmental organizations, known as “civil society”. Civil society includes international non-governmental organizations, Vietnamese mass organizations, Vietnamese umbrella organizations, Vietnamese NGOs, community-based organizations, and professional organizations, although professional organizations work rarely related to ethnic minority issues. Together they work to promote inclusive growth and protect indigenous knowledge and religious customs. However, their work occupies a sensitive space marked by difficulties.”
Read the full topic page (available in English and Vietnamese) recently published by Open Development Vietnam.