The Population Council Viet Nam and local stakeholders undertook a collaborative project in Ha Noi entitled “Improving the health care response to gender-based violence.” The study’s objectives were: 1) to assess the knowledge and experience of female workers about gender-based violence; 2) to assess knowledge and practice of women workers on reproductive health focusing on abortion; and 3) to make recommendation for the Ha Noi Health Service to improve the women workers’ knowledge on gender-based violence, choice of contraceptive method, reproductive health care, and abortion. The women factory workers, who have higher levels of education than their peers in the national sample, have the strong potential to be agents-of-change in spreading the message regarding the effectiveness of modern family planning methods through examples from their real lives. However, it is essential to supply them with complete information about such methods as well as more in-depth information about specific clauses in the Law of Domestic Violence regarding protection and prevention and provide them information on where to access treatment.
Nguyen Thi Van Anh and Nguyen Hong Phuong. 2011. "Survey of domestic and work life experience and reproductive health of women workers of selected industrial compounds in Ha Noi." Hanoi: Population Council.