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Landmines Working Group Quarterly Meetings - Landmines Survivors Network_VN_presentation_on_victim_Asisstance at the meeting on March 24, 2008

Landmines Working Group Quarterly Meetings - Landmines Survivors Network_VN_presentation_on_victim_Asisstance at the meeting on March 24, 2008



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    LSN_VN_presentation_on_victim_Asisstance LSN_VN_presentation_on_victim_Asisstance Presentation Transcript

    • LANDMINE SURVIVORS NETWORK IN VETNAM Victim Assistance in Vietnam
    • Why Victim Assistance? What Victim Assistance? How Victim Assistance?
    • Why Victim Assistance On Victim Assistance in general
      • Where does the obligation to provide Victim Assistance appear?
      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.”
      • Facts about Mine Ban Treaty:
      • Main provisions :
        • A total ban on the use, production, buying, stockpiling of antipersonnel mines
        • An obligation to destroy stocks;
        • An obligation to demine minefields
        • An obligation to provide victim assistance to survivors
      Why Victim Assistance
    • What Victim Assistance What does Victim Assistance include?
      • Final Report from The Nairobi Review Conference in 2004 includes:
      • Medical Health Care
      • Physical Rehabilitation
      • Psychological Support
      • Social reintegration
      • Economic Reintegration
      • Laws and public policies
    • Priority Issues of Victim Assistance in Vietnam What Victim Assistance
    • Put into Action! How Victim Assistance
    • How Victim Assistance in Vietnam How Victim Assistance
      • General principles:
        • respect for dignity and autonomy,
        • non-discrimination,
        • full and effective participation in society,
        • accessibility,
        • the obligation to make accommodations in order to ensure equality, etc.
      The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability How Victim Assistance
    • National Action Plan on Disability Phase 2006 - 2010
      • 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.
    • National Policies/Laws
      • National Ordinance on PWDs (issued in 1998 )
      • Certain Articles in Laws on Education, Job Training, Labor, Information Technology, etc
      • Drafting Process of Law on Disabilities
    • Role of INGOs in the process Existing tools:
      • Advocacy groups
      • A good contact in the government
      • An existing law that supports it
      • A good strategic action plan which puts all these together to create leverage
      LANDMINE WORKING GROUP How Victim Assistance
    • Follow–up activities How Victim Assistance
    • Landmine Survivors Assistance in LSN Vietnam How Victim Assistance LSN’s Peer Support Model
    • Thank you for listening and sharing!