Hanoi hosts workshop on violence among migrant women workers

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A free informational workshop about violence among Hanoi's migrant women workers was held in the capital on October 5.


The event, organized by the Institute for Development and Community Health, is themed Standing Up Against Violence.


According to a press release from the organizer, the workshop focuses on the efforts of Hanoi's migrant community to alleviate both domestic violence, and abuse in the workplace.


It aims to offer participants and the locals the opportunity to learn how to join the local movement to support migrant workers in Hanoi.


The free and open event took place at 6p.m. at Joma Bakery café, 22 Ly Quoc Su.


Hanoi is one of the two largets hubs for migrant workers from nearby northern provinces, due to its 16 industrial and processing parks, and high-tech parks, and 39 industrial zones.


According to a 2009 statistic, nearly one hundred thousand workers, half of which are women, are working at these industrial areas in Hanoi, among five million workers nationwide.


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