LSN_VN_presentation_on_victim_Asisstance

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LSN_VN_presentation_on_victim_Asisstance

  1. 1. LANDMINE SURVIVORS NETWORK IN VETNAM Victim Assistance in Vietnam
  2. 2. Why Victim Assistance? What Victim Assistance? How Victim Assistance?
  3. 3. Why Victim Assistance On Victim Assistance in general <ul><li>Where does the obligation to provide Victim Assistance appear? </li></ul>MINE BAN TREATY, ARTICLE 6.3 “ Each State Party in a position to do so shall provide assistance for the care and rehabilitation, and social and economic integration, of mine victims and for mine awareness programs.”
  4. 4. <ul><li>Facts about Mine Ban Treaty: </li></ul><ul><li>Main provisions : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A total ban on the use, production, buying, stockpiling of antipersonnel mines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An obligation to destroy stocks; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An obligation to demine minefields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An obligation to provide victim assistance to survivors </li></ul></ul>Why Victim Assistance
  5. 5. What Victim Assistance What does Victim Assistance include? <ul><li>Final Report from The Nairobi Review Conference in 2004 includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Rehabilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological Support </li></ul><ul><li>Social reintegration </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Reintegration </li></ul><ul><li>Laws and public policies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Priority Issues of Victim Assistance in Vietnam What Victim Assistance
  7. 7. Put into Action! How Victim Assistance
  8. 8. How Victim Assistance in Vietnam How Victim Assistance
  9. 9. <ul><li>General principles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>respect for dignity and autonomy, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>non-discrimination, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>full and effective participation in society, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>accessibility, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the obligation to make accommodations in order to ensure equality, etc. </li></ul></ul>The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability How Victim Assistance
  10. 10. National Action Plan on Disability Phase 2006 - 2010 <ul><li>Regularly create favorable conditions in which PWDs can participate fully and equally into social activities; improve the quality of life for PWDs, and develop a free-barrier society for the rights of PWDs. </li></ul>
  11. 11. National Policies/Laws <ul><li>National Ordinance on PWDs (issued in 1998 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Certain Articles in Laws on Education, Job Training, Labor, Information Technology, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting Process of Law on Disabilities </li></ul>
  12. 12. Role of INGOs in the process Existing tools: <ul><li>Advocacy groups </li></ul><ul><li>A good contact in the government </li></ul><ul><li>An existing law that supports it </li></ul><ul><li>A good strategic action plan which puts all these together to create leverage </li></ul>LANDMINE WORKING GROUP How Victim Assistance
  13. 13. Follow–up activities How Victim Assistance
  14. 14. Landmine Survivors Assistance in LSN Vietnam How Victim Assistance LSN’s Peer Support Model
  15. 15. Thank you for listening and sharing!

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