German Terre des Hommes has funded a project on gender equality education and care of disabled people’s reproductive health in northern Thanh Hoa province.

The 44,778 EUR project is being conducted in 54 communes of six districts and cities with the aim to improve living conditions of people with disabilities, especially women, and children.

In three years (2011-2013), the project will set up teams to provide knowledge and advice on gender equality and how to care for disabled people’s reproductive health in order to raise awareness on domestic violence, gender equality, HIV/AIDS and sexual transmitted diseases for women with disabilities.

It also provides vocational training for disabled people so that they can ensure their living and integrate into the community.

According to statistics, there are 172,000 people with disabilities in Thanh Hoa province./.