Child Rights in Vietnam


Out of Vietnam’s child population of 18.3 million, one-sixth (2.83 million) are currently engaged in some forms of economic activities , 42.6 per cent of whom are girls. Nearly 86 per cent of these working children live in rural areas and two-thirds belong to the 15-17 age group. Many children are negatively impacted by urban migration in Vietnam, with many left behind by parents leaving for cities to work. For parent workers that live with their children, a lack of childcare provision and/or inadequate childcare is a major concern. 

 

A lack of decent work opportunities for young workers creates further challenges; many juvenile workers excluded from the formal sector are forced to find work. 

 

Along with the strong economic development and effective efforts by the Vietnamese government, child labour has been significantly reduced during the last decades. However, with an estimated  1 million children who are still engaged in child labour, these efforts are still ongoing, across all sectors. 

 

Businesses can directly contribute to these efforts, by further investing in strengthened opportunities for migrant families and their children and offering decent work for youth as well as measures that can directly contribute toward the elimination of child labour, promote the rights of children and create a stable and reliable workforce in one of the key sourcing countries in the years to come.


Supporting You in Vietnam


The Centre’s teams in Vietnam are located in Hanoi and Hoh Chi Minh City. In addition to our core team of three people we also have a group of service providers that have been trained by The Centre. We are currently in the process of finalising our formal registration in the country. Vietnam has seen the pilot programmes of several of our key services including our young worker development programme. The Centre has conducted child rights risk assessments across a range of sectors and commodities in Vietnam. Services originating from China such as parenting training and child friendly spaces have now also made their way to Vietnam where several working parent trainings have been delivered recently.  All of the services that The Centre offers are available in Vietnam.


Browse Our Work in Vietnam

Ending Child Labour by Giving Young Workers Access to Decent Work: Huong’s Story
08/07/2021 | Stories
Ending Child Labour by Giving Young Workers Access to Decent Work: Huong’s Story
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Video: Vietnamese Girl Gains Skills Through Youth Programme
28/05/2021 | Stories
Video: Vietnamese Girl Gains Skills Through Youth Programme
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Child Labour Risk Assessment and Potential Capacity Building Programme for Black Pepper Supply Chains in Vietnam
26/05/2021 | Project updates
Child Labour Risk Assessment and Potential Capacity Building Programme for Black Pepper Supply Chains in Vietnam
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New Programme Aims to Strengthen Child Rights in Vietnam’s Coffee Sector
17/05/2021 | Project updates
New Programme Aims to Strengthen Child Rights in Vietnam’s Coffee Sector
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“Work: No Child’s Business” Programme Aims to Eradicate Child labour in Vietnam’s Footwear & Apparel Sectors
19/08/2020 | Project updates
“Work: No Child’s Business” Programme Aims to Eradicate Child labour in Vietnam’s Footwear & Apparel Sectors
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COVID-19 Emergency Fund Throws Injured Vietnamese Young Worker a Lifeline
10/08/2020 | Stories
COVID-19 Emergency Fund Throws Injured Vietnamese Young Worker a Lifeline
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Child Rights Risk Assessment in the Natural Fibre Sector in Indonesia and Vietnam
17/12/2019 | Project updates
Child Rights Risk Assessment in the Natural Fibre Sector in Indonesia and Vietnam
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Inclusion of Young Workers in IKEA’s Supply Chain Phase II
04/12/2019 | Project updates
Inclusion of Young Workers in IKEA’s Supply Chain Phase II
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'Children's Voices' Short Film: A Vietnam Factory Giving Youth a Second Chance at Education
14/11/2018 | Stories
'Children's Voices' Short Film: A Vietnam Factory Giving Youth a Second Chance at Education
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'Children's Voices: Four Countries, Four Stories' - A Film in Collaboration with Global Child Forum
21/09/2018 | Stories
'Children's Voices: Four Countries, Four Stories' - A Film in Collaboration with Global Child Forum
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Children’s Rights in the Workplace Programme for Footwear and Apparel Manufacturers
06/11/2017 | Project updates
Children’s Rights in the Workplace Programme for Footwear and Apparel Manufacturers
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Assessment of Child Rights in Vietnam's Manufacturing Industry
14/09/2016 | Project updates
Assessment of Child Rights in Vietnam's Manufacturing Industry
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Three Dialogues on Youth Employability by The Vietnam Chambers of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and UNICEF, Sep 15-17
06/09/2021 | News
Three Dialogues on Youth Employability by The Vietnam Chambers of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and UNICEF, Sep 15-17
The Centre is looking forward to sharing insights on "developing transferable skills for jobs of the future" on Sep. 15.
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Capacity Building Activities in Vietnam Strengthens CCR CSR's Child Labour Prevention and Remediation Service
06/12/2019 | News
Capacity Building Activities in Vietnam Strengthens CCR CSR's Child Labour Prevention and Remediation Service
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