Equality

Child workers in Vietnam stay safer knowing labor rights, self-defense tactics

In 2018, the Ministry of Public Security estimates that 1,579 children in Vietnam were victims of sexual abuse, rape, murder, violence or trafficking. In Hue City, the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception are helping child workers — who sell snacks or fruit, labor in construction or do other low-paid work out of necessity for caring for their families — learn about their rights and also how to protect themselves from harassment, trafficking and abuse.