Move for Hope 2022
From September 17th to November 30th 2022, HopeBox will organise the Move for Hope campaign encouraging people around the world to move to end violence against women in Vietnam.
Launch: September 17th 2022
Ends: November 30th 2022
In November, the Move for Hope campaign encourages people around the world to move to end violence against women in Vietnam. You can inspire hope by raising funds to support a woman who is a survivor of GBV empowering one woman with the opportunity to go through our 6-month vocational training and trauma healing program at HopeBox.
Vietnam ranks 77 out of 149 countries in progress to gender equality according to the 2018 Global Gender Gap Report. Domestic violence is commonly viewed as an accepted part of family life.
GBV remains the largest single threat to women's physical and psychological health and significantly weakens women's educational and employment opportunities according to the World Health Organisation. Often rural women often engage in vulnerable self-employment which can lead to human trafficking and face different challenges to women in cities and require additional support and services.
Barriers to leaving a violent situation are largely due to lack of safe accommodation. Employability skills (job search, problem-solving and interpersonal communication) and life skills are crucial for GBV survivors to secure employment and advance in their careers, but there is a severe lack of agencies providing these skills in Vietnam. Current agencies providing vocational and job placement services for GBV survivors do not have the capacity to address psychological issues commonly found among survivors, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety disorder. As a result, many GBV survivors may choose to drop out or can only partially benefit from these services.
What we do.
To address these gaps, HopeBox provides a six month program that includes safe accommodation, employability skills (including hospitality skills training, career development skills, leadership training), business engagement opportunities and work-based therapy, personal development and counselling services, relaxation techniques, emotional intelligence.
Our economic empowerment program enhances women's safety and self-esteem, interpersonal and vocational skills, social capital and psychological functioning within 06 months. We strengthen the resilience of women who have experienced gender-based violence, therefore, improving the livelihood of GBV survivors. As an outcome HopeBoxes graduates are better able to enter the workforce and sustain long term employment and financial independence.
Ending violence in our communities is a responsibility of the whole community and it is significant that men are active participants and promoters of change to get rid of the current status quo in Vietnam. We appreciate any level of support for this event.
Get involved with this event and contact us today!