Vietnamese diplomats get training on services to vulnerable women migrant workers hinh anh 1A training workshop on delivering coordinated quality services to women migrant workers is organised on October 15. (Photo: UN Women)

Hanoi (VNA) – About 50 Vietnamese diplomats were provided with training on delivering coordinated quality services to women migrant workers subject to violence in Hanoi on October 15.

The training workshop was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in partnership with the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the International Labour Organisation.

This was the second time the Training Workshop for Diplomats has been held under the programme #SafeandFair: Realising women migrant workers' rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region, a part of the #SpotlightInitiative to eliminate violence against women and girls.

In his opening remark, Deputy Director General of the MoFA’s Department of Consular Affairs Do Hoang Tung said it is an important capacity-building event that helps enhance the effectiveness of the protection of Vietnamese citizens overseas, particularly vulnerable people like women migrant workers.

Protection of the legitimate rights and interests of migrants is the primary goal and priority in Vietnam's international migration management policy, which was underscored in the country’s implementation plan for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), he said.

Elisa Fernandez Saenz, Representative of UN Women Vietnam, said that the workshop provides all necessary information about the risks of violence, abuse, the role of women as well as barriers to them when accessing to support services, thereby helping diplomats – the first responders to fulfil their challenging tasks in serving citizens./.