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Vietnam Human Rights Technical Cooperation Phase 4

Overview of Vietnam Human Rights Technical Cooperation Phase 4 (2012–2013)

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.


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  • In Phase 3, the program established 18 ‘women’s legal clubs’ in three target provinces of Vietnam to disseminate information on women’s rights and provide legal advice for women and advocacy.
  • In 2009, the program trained 229 commune level justice officials from six provinces in how to disseminate legal information to communities.

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  Current Stage
Started 2012 Implementing Completion 2013



The following documents describe in more detail the Vietnam Human Rights Technical Cooperation Phase 4 initiative*. Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses.

Find out more about the aid management cycle and the documents you can expect to find.

1. Policy & Direction Setting 2. Plan & Design 3. Implementation & Performance Management 4. Review & Evaluation

Australia's Strategic Approach to Aid in Vietnam 2010-15

Vietnam Development Cooperation Report 2010


*The Australian aid program is committed to publishing documents and data concerning Australia’s official development assistance in a way that is comprehensive, accessible and current. Our practice is to publish documents once finalised and where appropriate after the partner government and any other partners directly involved in the delivery of the initiative have been consulted. Not all material published on this site is created by the Australian aid program and therefore not all documents reflect our views. In limited circumstances some information may be withheld for reasons including privacy and commercial sensitivity.


Last reviewed: 1 November, 2013