Life still difficult for HIV/AIDS affected kids
VietNamNet Bridge – Children affected by HIV/AIDS continue to face
discrimination and other challenges despite significant gains made in
efforts to help them, officials said at a meeting yesterday.
Poor conditions in VN sex work: ILO
VietNamNet Bridge – Working in an industry which is not legal, most sex
workers in Viet Nam face poor and unsafe workplace conditions, according
to a new International Labour Organisation (ILO) Viet Nam study.
HCM City crackdown on sex workers
VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City Department of Labour, Invalids and
Social Affairs has said it will step up checks of service establishments
that are likely to surreptitiously employ sex workers to combat
HCM City setting up club to help sex workers
VietNamNet Bridge – A club for women at high risk of falling into
prostitution will be set up in HCM City to apprise the women about
labour laws and test them for sexually transmitted disease, a city
Vietnamese people with HIV still face discrimination
VietNamNet Bridge – Despite much improvement since 2011, the stigma
and discrimination faced by people living with HIV in Vietnam remain
unacceptably high, the People Living with HIV Stigma Index shows.
Sex workers struggle to give up prostitution
VietNamNet Bridge – Vu Mai Hoa does not know what
the rest of her life is going to be like. But there is one thing she
knows for sure: She no longer wants to resort to prostitution to make a
ADB to link for expanding HIV/AIDS treatment in Myanmar
The Asian Development Bank will provide a strategic link
between Myanmar government and non- governmental organizations in
expanding HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention services, using funds from
the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction,
Prejudice hinders reintegration of HIV carriers
VietNamNet Bridge – Less than a fifth of people from vulnerable
groups including former drug addicts, sex workers and people affected by
HIV are able to access loans in order to rebuild their lives.
From sex worker to TV inspiration
VietNamNet Bridge – The life story of a former sex worker and drug
addict who became a tireless social worker in HCM City is set to be made
into a 30-episode television film.
Former sex workers fight to forge new lives
VietNamNet Bridge – It is a scorching day like any other during this
time of year in HCM City. But it is a day different from many in the
last 26 years of the life of Le Lan Chi.
Prostitution in Ho Chi Minh City develops complicated again
VietNamNet Bridge - "After the provision on not sending prostitutes to
rehabilitation centers, prostitution in HCM City has become complex
again," said Mr. Le Van Quy, Deputy Chief of the HCM City Bureau for
Social Evils Prevention.
Male and gay prostitution is increasing
Although there are no specific figures, according to
representatives of the Departments of Labor, War Invalids and Social
Affairs of Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho City, male prostitution is on
the rise, including students.