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20101222 ILO Employment Related Services for Persons with Disabilities in Viet Nam


20101222 ILO Employment Related Services for Persons with Disabilities in Viet Nam

This report provides an overview of organisations of or representing people with disabilities as well as
services related to vocational training, employment and entrepreneurship for people with disabilities.
Specific focus has been placed on organisations of women with disabilities, and services specifically
targeting women with disabilities.
The Vietnamese government has recently placed greater emphasis on the importance of inclusion of
people with disabilities, including in training, work and enterprise development. Specific initiatives for
women with disabilities are currently limited, although there is some government recognition of the
specific needs of women with disabilities. Vietnam is serious about its commitment to the Biwako
Millennium Framework of the 2nd ESCAP Asia Pacific Decade of People with Disabilities and have also
recently signed, but not yet ratified, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
Various non-government organisations, particularly International NGOs are working on issues related
to employment and training from the policy level to grassroots projects aiming to help people with
disabilities to gain work.