Vietnam

Vietnam

People in Need has been operating in Vietnam since 2015. We concentrate on supporting small citizens’ initiatives defending human rights by helping them in their development, closer mutual cooperation or even association with larger organisations and institutions. Our aim is to increase their efficiency, assist them in gaining the recognition of the local authorities and sustaining their contacts with organisations abroad.

One of our program pillars is our fellowships, usually month-long stays in the Czech Republic, during which the participants receive training in project leadership, team organisation, presentation skills, advocacy and other areas necessary for successful activism. We also organize intensive English language courses and meetings with experts from Czech non-profit organisations and state institutions.

In Vietnam, we cooperate primarily with independent groups that promote non-violent approach to exercise and protect human rights. These initiatives may aim to raise awareness in Vietnamese society about human rights, encourage civic engagement, attempt to conduct dialogues with various authorities and promote equality and tolerance.

Our program stands solid on our guiding principles and values. Our program operates under the virtues of equality, tolerance and non-discrimination. We grant special care and protection for the persistently and systematically persecuted and discriminated, including women, LGBT people, people with mental and physical disabilities, economically devastated people, and indigenous people. We perform our activities under the principle of legal neutrality through which all our work runs on the rationale of international human rights laws and mechanisms to which Vietnam is a state party. To this end, we do not support political parties or politically-oriented organizations.

For more information about our program, please contact vietnam@peopleinneed.cz   

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