On December 07th, 2016, at the Headquarters of Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs, Deputy Minister Dao Hong Lan had a cordial meeting and working with Mrs. Gitta Trauernicht - Vice President of International SOS Children's Village for the first time she visit a number of projects funded by International SOS Children’s Villages in Vietnam. Attending the visit were Mrs. Shubha Murthi - International Director for Asia and Mrs. Helene Wegmair Tsiotis, senior staff of International SOS Children's Villages. Attending the meeting were representatives from the Department of International Cooperation, Department of Child Protection and care and SOS Children's Villages in Vietnam.
At the meeting, Mrs. Gitta Trauernicht said that the purpose of the trip to capture the experience in the operation of the SOS Children's Village, as well as understand the role and responsibilities of SOS Vietnam for Children.
Sharing at the meeting, Deputy Minister Dao Hong Lan said that SOS arrived Vietnam nearly 30 years. For nearly 30 years, the Party and Government of Vietnam highly appreciated the role of International SOS Children’s Villages and accomplishments that International SOS Children’s Villages has done for Vietnam.
Deputy Minister Dao Hong Lan informed to Mrs. Gitta Trauernicht further information about Vietnam's National Assembly passed the Law on Children submitted by MOLISA, including the new regulations and policies related to children's rights.
Appreciating the information from Deputy Minister Dao Hong Lan, Mrs. Gitta Trauernicht interested in new Law on Children has been passed, are there any provisions detailing on individual rights of children or just the general provisions. Another issue was mention in the meeting were gender equality, especially mothers and the changes of the quality of work of the future mothers.
Mrs. Gitta Trauernicht said that Vietnam is one of five pilot countries participating in gender equality in the system of International SOS Children's Village. This is importance, Mrs. Gitta Trauernicht desired the link between SOS and the State to issues of gender equality increasingly full implementation and the role and rights of women and girls have been raised in the education and health care.
On behalf of the Minister, Deputy Minister Dao Hong Lan thanked International SOS Children's Villages and special Mr.Helmut Kutin, Mr. Siddhartha Kaul, Mrs. Shubha Murthi, who directly supported and assisted for the establishment and development of SOS Villages in Vietnam. The Deputy Minister wanted the Vice President of the International SOS Children’s Villages would communicate and exchange experience to help Vietnam developing SOS children’s villages better.
In 2017, SOS Children's Villages in Vietnam will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment, Deputy Minister Dao Hong Lan invited the Vice President and the leaders of the International SOS Children's Village to attend this event.