Representatives of the Women’s Union chapters in central Da Nang city are attending a training course that will equip them with skills to mobilise the community’s support in curbing violence against females and girls.
The course is teaching learners how to efficiently utilise SASA!, an effective model specially designed for preventing violence against women and HIV infection via the engagement of people across all levels of society.

During their learning journey, participants will share personal experiences, discuss topics as well as proposing possible measures to deal with the pressing issue that has caused serious consequences globally.

Teacher of the course, Robyn Yaker from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), said the training aims at building capacity for learners to adapt SASA! model in their community, thus, spurring local-level activism and social mobilisation.
The UN Women will join hands with Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries to eradicate domestic abuse, she added.

The 3-day event, co-organised by the municipal women’s union, the UN Women and Spanish-based non-governmental organisation PyD, started on December 23, seeing the attendance of observers from Laos.

It will set part of the human-resources-building basis for a UN Women’s 2013 - 2015 programme, which focuses on advancing the implementation of laws and provision of services to women experiencing violence in Asia and the Pacific, particular in Southeast Asia.-VNA