Since 2006, Australia has supported a technical cooperation program to advance the protection of human rights in Vietnam.
The program, now in its fourth phase, helps develop practical strategies to promote human rights in Vietnam, matches the human rights priorities of Vietnamese agencies with relevant experience and expertise, and improves links between Vietnamese and Australian human rights institutions.
The program uses workshops, seminars and the development of resources to transfer knowledge and build expertise.
Phase 3 focused on improving the delivery of legal aid services to disadvantaged citizens, community education on legal rights and responsibilities, human rights training for lawyers, and raising awareness of women’s rights and gender equality. The program is implemented by Australia’s Human Rights Commission.
Phase 4 is now in implementation and includes a new partnership with the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs.