Regional CSO Seafood Advocacy and Influencing – Vietnam (2021 - 2022)
The overall objective of the project is to influence both private sector and the government for effective policy practices and enforcement to ensure entitlement to decent work and gender equality at work in the tuna wild catch and processing sector in Vietnam through research/evidenced based advocacy and selective demonstrations. The decent work aspects of the project focus include rights to employment contract with coverage of social and health insurances, safe and healthy working environment, and legitimate benefits to women workers.
Khanh Hoa, Binh Thuan, Phu Yen, and Tien Giang provinces
Impacts:tuna processing enterprise practises policy development/ improvement and implementation of decent work and gender equality at work; sets of policy recommendations on practising decent work and gender equality at work are developed and submitted to the government and private sector separately to inform the design of appropriate policies;
Target and Beneficiary Groups
30 tuna vessel owners; five tuna processing enterprises; the Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries; ASEAN seafood enterprises (in Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam); 100 tuna fishers (direct beneficiaries); 1,000 tuna processing workers (indirectly via policy changes by processing enterprises, 80% of whom are women).