OUR BODIES, OURSELVES PROJECT - Health resources in promotion of health equity, sexual rights, and community development!

Women’s Body and Sexuality

Mang thai, Sinh đẻ và Sức Khoẻ Sinh sản (“Pregnancy, Childbirth and Reproductive Health”)

Những yếu tố tác động đến Sức khoẻ và Cuộc sống của Phụ nữ (“Factors Affecting Women’s Health and Life”)

Hello to all members. According to the Vietnamese Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS), this project aims to "increase knowledge and understanding of gender, sexuality, sexual health and sexual rights of the general population, and promote rights and greater social inclusion, empowerment and community development of under-privileged populations."

Describing the project, ISDS wrote:

For millions of Vietnamese women, especially in remote areas, it is difficult to comprehensively access medical information because of the lack in resources. Besides, the medical information on televisions, social networks, online newspapers and forums is often inaccurate or misleading. Meanwhile, in most Vietnamese family, women play the major role in taking care of the family and making decisions about health care. Therefore, if women lack access to medical information, it will lead to an implication that not only women but also men and children in in the family are also affected. This will also lead to many concerns about health for the whole community.

From the beginning of 2013, with Oxfam’s funding, the Institute for Social Development (ISDS) has implemented the project, developing and publishing the IEC material about the issues related to sexual and reproductive health for women and girls. ISDS expects that women can control over their bodies, their health and their lives, as well as become the catalyst for changes in society in general and in health status of the population in particular.

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