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Vietnamese youth at an LGBTI workshop in Hanoi. Credit: Oxfam Vietnam
Rights and voice are a common theme of all Oxfam programme and advocacy work. Our active citizenship projects aim to empower everyday citizens to understand and defend their rights.
An ever growing number of Vietnamese men and women migrate from rural areas to cities in the hope of a better life. One estimate by the General Statistics Office suggests that by 2019, up to five million people could be migrants, about half of them women. Many migrants end up working in industrial...
Ethnic minority children take part in projects in Sa Pa, Vietnam. Credit: Oxfam Vietnam
While most children in Vietnam attend school, there are issues with the quality of the education system and with equitable access to education among different groups of children and young people. At the same time, there are few opportunities for dialogue between schools, local authorities, students...
Vietnam’s 53 ethnic minority groups account for 14 percent of the population, with a vibrant diversity of cultures, languages, and livelihoods. Yet ethnic minorities make up as many as 70 percent of those Vietnamese classified as extremely poor. The average income in an ethnic minority...
A fisherwoman at work in the Mekong Delta. Credit: Oxfam Vietnam
Our sustainable food and resource rights projects aim to ensure an increasing number of marginalised smallholder producers are able to access and control natural resources.
The fishing industry in Vietnam is a major source of employment and income. There are about five million people working in fishing, the majority of whom are women. Wild capture fishery, meaning wild fish caught in either saltwater or freshwater, employs more than 1.4 million fishers. As the demand...
Oxfam has a long history of engagement with Unilever at the global level. Building on this experience, during 2011 Oxfam undertook a study of labour standards in Unilever’s operations and supply chain, with Unilever’s active cooperation. Vietnam was selected as the country case study,...
Shrimp production in Vietnam is a booming business, with the sector growing more than 300 percent in terms of volume between 2001 and 2012. Shrimp farming provides a livelihood for more than one million people and has the potential to substantially improve the income of small-scale producers, who...
The pork industry in Vietnam creates around four million full-time jobs each year. Most pig farms are relatively small, with more than 85 percent of 3.5 million households breeding just one to nine pigs per batch. In these small-scale producer families it is often women who take care of the pigs...
The Mekong region is rich in natural resources. The area includes the Mekong River, which runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, and is home to more than 60 million people whose livelihoods depend on the existing water resources. There is growing concern, however, that...

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