Project on Strengthening the capacity of child rights governance for Vietnamese civil society organizations – Phase 2

– Project period: 01.05.2019 – 31.12.2021

– Sponsor: Save the Children through Save the Children in Vietnam

– Project objective: Strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs), and create a space for dialogue with State agencies to contribute to the implementation of the recommendations outlined in the Committee of Children’s rights’ conclusion on the implementation of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.

– The main activities of the project:

▪︎ Organizing skills training and capacity building sessions for CSOs: Advocacy, fundraising communication, social media communication on ending physical and mental punishment of children, building programs based on child rights, …

▪︎ Organize CRBP training sessions in the North and the South

▪︎ Spreading Love Campaign 2019, 2020: Launching the 21-day challenge of Spreading Love; Organized the Festival of Spreading Love in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; Organize training for key groups of children in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; Organize Children’s Dialogue Spreading Love 2020

▪︎ “I choose the green planet" campaign: Launch the campaign “I choose the green planet", Organize the festival “I choose the green planet."

▪︎ Children’s Consultation on Promoting Children’s Right to Participation

▪︎ Publishing the Young Voices in Vietnam report

▪︎ A series of workshops to share the results of the Young Voices in Vietnam 2021 report in 7 provinces/cities

▪︎ Fun Online – Fight COVID campaign in 2019, in 2021

▪︎ Action Month for Children 2021, in collaboration with the Department of Child Affairs – Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs

– Project results so far:

▪︎ Contributing ideas and recommendations to develop the national program for children, documents related to child rights

▪︎ Publicizing the Young Voices in Vietnam Report (full version and summary) and conducting a series of seminars to share the results of the Young Voices in Vietnam report in 7 provinces/cities (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Tien Giang, Hue, Dak Lak, Lao Cai, Hai Phong)

▪︎ Successfully organize dialogues, training and seminars with CSOs to consult and contribute to the supplementary report on the Convention on Child Rights, and at the same time to increase the number of CSOs involved in monitoring and supporting child rights implementation.

▪︎ Successfully organized training sessions for CSOs in the North and the South: advocacy, media communication on child rights, building programs based on child rights, promoting child rights in CRBP business and partnership development, …

Up to now, there are about 200 CSOs supported and improved in capacity

▪︎ Successfully organized communication campaigns: Fun online – fight COVID (in 2019 and 2021), I choose the green planet (2020), Spreading love (in 2019 and 2020), social media campaigns, and outdoor events about ending physical and mental punishments of children.

▪︎ Publishing publications related to raising awareness and ensuring children’s rights: Child rights Governance Handbook, Child-friendly Business Survey Report in Vietnam, Social media communication handbook to end physical and mental punishment of children, PHP Handbook (Prevention of Physical and Mental Punishment of Children), …

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