To enhance access to care services and promote the inclusion for persons with disabilities in three provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam
The aim of the project is to provide the interventions needed to empower children, including children with disabilities, of all gender identities for children to participate meaningfully in decision-making processes and to be protected from all forms of violence.
Departments of Health and the Departments of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DOLISA) and District Health Centers (DHC) and the Divisions of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and the Commune Health Centers and the Commune People's Committees at each level.
The “We can!” project is proposed at 02 districts of 02 provinces where ChildFund Vietnam is having a long term commitment. They are Na Ri and Tra Linh districts of Bac Can and Cao Bang provinces, where apart from their geographical and socio-economic difficulties, issues around disability are still prevalent, especially among families living in poverty.
General objective: All persons with disabilities in Vietnam regardless of their disability, personal status, or financial capacity benefit from universal coverage by State health insurance including assistive devices
Goal of project: Disability Policies Implementation Improved (focused on Physical Access and Healthcare)
On November 27, 2022, 2 communication sessions on children's rights for parents and carers of children with disabilities were held in Hanoi and Da Nang. The activity is organised by ACDC with the Vietnam Autism Network and the Organisation of People with Disabilities in the Ba Vi District.
The series of children’s rights training sessions for parents and caregivers of CWD conducted by ACDC was held on October 29-30 and November 13. The training series consists of two major topics: Knowledge of Child Rights, child protection, child rights reporting mechanism, child rights violation, and Communication Skills for Parents/Carers of CWD.
Continuing the series of health care activities for persons with disabilities in general and reproductive health care for women with disabilities in particular, on October 29th - 30th, 2022, Action to the Community Development Institute (ACDC) coordinated with the Project Management Unit and local agencies in Thua Thien Hue province to organize reproductive health check-ups for more than 100 women with disabilities in Quang Dien district and Huong Thuy town.
On October 22 - 23, 2022, the training course on children's rights and child protection for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities was held. The activity is within the framework of the project "Increased accountability to eliminate violence and discrimination against children with disabilities” (AVAC) implemented by ACDC, sponsored by Save the Children Hong Kong and the coordination of Save the Children Vietnam.
Within the framework of the project "Raising voices, create opportunities for persons with disabilities in Thua Thien Hue province in the 2021-2024 period" funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), on October 19th -20th 2022, a training course on "Independent living and disability equality for relevant officials and the OPDs" took place in Hue city.
On October 14, 2022, the ACDC Institute, in collaboration with the Women with Disabilities Club of Vinh Linh district, Quang Tri province and the district’s Women’s Association, organized the contest “Women with Disabilities - Charming and Graceful”. The activity was to celebrate the 92nd year of Vietnamese Women’s Day on October 20, and was within the framework of the project “Inclusion and Independent Living”.