project helps LGBT teens access services | Society

During the project review meeting (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – Hundreds of activities have been organized as part of a project to help LGBT children and adolescents have access to education, health care and social services, heard at a recent meeting organized by the Union of Friendship Organizations of Can Tho City.

The project was funded by the Norwegian Organization for Sexual and Gender Diversity through Save the Children International (SCI) in Vietnam, with total funding of VND 9 million (USD 394,045).

As of March 31, 2022, the project has attracted the participation of over 12,500 people and has reached 5,000 young people from the LGBT community.

The activities organized under the project aim to empower LGBT children and adolescents by building the capacity of LGBT groups, as well as professional social workers, state agencies and organizations that provide support to the groups.

The project mainstreamed LGBT issues into relevant government policies and programs for the benefit of street children and adolescents, including GLBT, and their relatives and friends.

As part of the project, a club of parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays (PFLAG Can Tho) and other support groups for the LGBT community have been established.

Speaking at the March 31 meeting, Nguyen Vu Trong Binh of SCI Vietnam said that although the project is over, it is expected to promote new programs and projects in the coming time and help consolidate cooperation among state agencies, social organizations and businesses in protecting rights. of children in Vietnam./.

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