Canada provides COVID-19 emergency support to female migrant workers in Binh Duong province

The Government of Canada is providing 50,000 CAD to support female migrant workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Binh Duong Province.

At the virtual ceremony, Canadian Ambassador to Viet Nam Deborah Paul said: “My thoughts go out to those workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Binh Duong province, one of the hardest-hit provinces in Viet Nam. Canada stands in solidarity with Viet Nam and is pleased to provide assistance to those in need.”

Buổi lễ khởi động dự án diễn ra theo hình thức trực tuyến. (Nguồn: ĐSQ Canada tại Việt Nam)
The ceremony was held virtually. (Photo: Canadian Embassy in Viet Nam)

Through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, Canada is providing financial support to 1,125 vulnerable female migrant workers including pregnant women and those with small children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Binh Duong province. Canada’s support will help provide relief packages including food and other essential necessities as well as social and psychological support, for COVID-19 affected female migrant workers.

This year, under the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), the Embassy of Canada in Viet Nam has provided financial support to local partners to implement projects aimed at empowering women to overcome and to adapt in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are working with the Thai Nguyên University of Information and Communication Technology on “Applying digital technologies to increase the efficiency of online business for women with disabilities in the Red River Delta region of Viet Nam”.

In addition, we are funding the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation to implement a project on “Empowering women and girls to prevent human trafficking in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic through access to education, careers and life skills”.

The Embassy of Canada is also working with the Institute for the Development and Community Health - Light on “Ethnic Minority Women - Champions of Changes - Social and economic empowerment for ethnic minority women in Viet Nam”.

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives also supports the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment on “Empowering ethnic minority women’s leadership and promoting cultural diversity through reviving traditional textiles.”

In 2021-2022, CFLI is funding the project “Promoting gender-equality and safe migration for Vietnamese undocumented women migrant workers through inclusive governance and women capacity building.” implemented by the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS).

This year CFLI is financially supporting the Blue Sky project on “Raising awareness for female-bodied groups about sexual and reproductive health-related issues so that they could be proactive in protecting themselves, empowering them in access and supportive services.”

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(Source: Canadian Embassy in Viet Nam)