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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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  • 1. LANDMINE SURVIVORS NETWORK IN VETNAM Victim Assistance in Vietnam
  • 2. Why Victim Assistance? What Victim Assistance? How Victim Assistance?
  • 3. 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.”
  • 4.
    • 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Priority Issues of Victim Assistance in Vietnam What Victim Assistance
  • 7. Put into Action! How Victim Assistance
  • 8. How Victim Assistance in Vietnam How Victim Assistance
  • 9.
    • 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
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. Follow–up activities How Victim Assistance
  • 14. Landmine Survivors Assistance in LSN Vietnam How Victim Assistance LSN’s Peer Support Model
  • 15. Thank you for listening and sharing!