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Migrant workers still struggle

HÀ NỘI – Few migrant workers in the informal sector have proper understanding about their rights in host localities and how to exercise those rights, particularly those relating to social welfare, chairwoman of Hà Nội’s Women Union Trần Thị Phương Hoa said.

Hoa spoke at a conference on Wednesday calling for better policies surrounding migrant workers, saying that they contributed to the city’s income generation and economic growth but they remain vulnerable groups, benefiting little from social welfare including housing, healthcare or education.

Children of the migrant workers were also affected.

For example, children whose parents are migrants and without permanent or temporary residence registrations are less likely to be in school than those with permanent registration.

Migrant workers to receive services

HA NOI (VNS) — Six Vietnamese non-governmental organisations set up a network for migrant workers called, which aims to help migrant workers receive better social welfare services and voice their opinions on political issues. was officially introduced yesterday in Ha Noi. The six founding members are the Institute for Community and Health Development (LIGHT); the Centre for Development and Integration; the Research Centre for Gender-Family and Community Development; the Institute for Policy Studies, Law and Development; the Viet Nam Judicial Support Association for the Poor; and the Center for Social Work Community Development Research and Consultancy.