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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Anti-prostitution program released

Updated: 10:11’ - 17/03/2016
Institutions will be formulated with a view to protecting human rights and increasing accessibility to the social security system of prostitutes and victims of sex trafficking.

This is provided in Decision No. 361/QD-TTg approving an anti-prostitution program for the 2016-20 period issued by the Prime Minister on March 3.

Rescue of sex trafficking victims sold abroad __ Photo: Minh Tam/VNA

The program aims to create a drastic change in public awareness about prostitution prevention and control work, lessen harms caused by prostitution to the social life, ensure equality in access to and use of social services for prostitutes, and reduce prostitution-related crimes.

Being developed on the viewpoint of taking prevention as the core of anti-prostitution activities, the program strives for three goals: (i) increasing propagation, dissemination and education of anti-prostitution law and raising public awareness about anti-prostitution work; (ii) enhancing anti-prostitution activities by integrating the program with other socio-economic programs in localities; and (iii) conducting intervention activities to reduce harms of, and prevent, cross-contamination between social diseases and HIV/AIDS, and reduce gender-based violence.

To this end, propaganda against prostitution will be organized, focusing on mountainous and disadvantaged areas and areas with a large number of immigrants. Meanwhile, forms of propaganda will be diversified targeting high-risk groups such as female youths, unemployed laborers and immigrants working in industrial parks. In addition, appropriate mechanisms will be soon built to attract the participation of social organizations, non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations in anti-prostitution activities.- (VLLF)

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