Empower Program - Vietnam

Empower program Vietnam: Up-to-date achievements

The EMPOWER program (MS Ladies), funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, focuses on promoting gender equality in Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. Two important objectives of the program are to improve the economic status for women and help them take control of their lives; and improve access to comprehensive and high-quality reproductive health and family planning services for local women.

Achievements to date:

  • Improved capacity to provide reproductive health services and improved incomes for 183 MS Ladies
  • Provided more than 38,000 family planning services
  • Improved confidence and status for 25,000 women
  • Prevented an estimated 9,100 unwanted pregnancies and 5,400 unsafe abortions
  • Saved US$940,000 for the province’s health care budget

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