“through its expansive work, AAT has an institutional memory bursting with information on trafficking and sexual exploitation. Being involved not only at the grassroots level with the victims themselves, but also with Government counterparts and regional players, AAT has abundant knowledge on the factors that render women vulnerable to exploitation, the modus operandi of their exploiters, the behaviors of the consumers, the political issues influencing policies and actions and the general mentality of the Vietnamese population towards these issues and its impact on women’s rehabilitation needs. Few organizations can match this length or breadth of experience” Phil Marshall.
182.559 total of beneficiaries: (2001-2017)
– 109.901 (59,741 children, 160 children with disabilities and 50.000 families, including ethnic minority groups) received prevention education on reproductive health, sexual abuse and exploitation, human trafficking, risks of unsafe migration, domestic violence, use of drugs….(In cooperation with NGos: Mekong Plus, An Duong and Thien Chi)
– 708 children at risk were prevented from being victims of sexual exploitation.
–5.543 children, women and men victims of trafficking supported.
– 1497 (804children and 693 women) were rescued, accommodated for rehabilitation process.
– 1,066 beneficiaries reintegrated with a sustainable job or business.
– 980 persons attended formal vocational training school.
– 1,189 girls withdrawn from sexual exploitation.
– 606 victims of international trafficking supported for rescue and repatriation.
– 8,637 medical examinations or surgery interventions and 1,302 psychology assessment provided.
– 1,026 ID documents retrieved at legal age and 98 victims supported during criminal justice proceedings.
– 60,022 Women (Including 5.200 minors) involved in prostitution followed up, received medical support and opportunities for leaving prostitution, trained on safe sex practices and regularly provided with condoms.
– 1306 civil servants and social workers followed AAT training. 2224 hours of training provided.
– 357,017 condoms distributed.
– 1.000.000 booklets and leaflets on prevention distributed in South East Asia.
– 1,561,206 meals and breakfast provided to beneficiaries.
– 5,079 persons (1429 children) contacted the counseling hot line service .
– 3 Vietnamese new laws and regulations on migration and human trafficking supported through AAT field experience. 9 researches on Vietnamese migration and sex education published.
102 models of hand books, manuals, DVDs & training curricula for social workers working with victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
The work has been initiated in Vietnam a long time ago. Key staffs collaborating to the project have between 20 and 35 years of professional experience as social workers in sexual exploitation related fields. AAT is at the origin of many successes and changes into the Vietnamese structure, proving its deep experience (identified by the recent external project evaluation):
– AAT is the first and one of the the main organizations in Vietnam to succeed in the development of a complete structure, which includes regional rescuing, repatriation, rehabilitation, referral system, community reintegration and continuous follow-up.
– AAT is able to coordinate local authorities where the victims are originating from during repatriation processes.
– AAT made the first official repatriations of Vietnamese cases from Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Laos. AAT continues to coordinate actions with these countries and intervenes on a majority of official repatriations thanks to a unique direct cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security (C45B-Anti-Crime police). AAT initiated the intergovernmental cooperation between Thailand-Vietnam and Malaysia-Vietnam through victim repatriation cases that modeled the elaboration of the MoU between Vietnam and Thailand.
– AAT’s project is among the ones that permitted Vietnam’s access to the WTO & APEC. The project developped by AAT was the first to provide a solution to illegal migration and returnees from human trafficking. During 2 years, AAT worked in close cooperation with the Vietnamese National Assembly and received the visit of all parliamentarians from the ASEAN organization.
– AAT built the first pilot project recognized as efficient by the Vietnamese government on “Sexual education and reproductive health” to provide knowledge and protection tips to students in middle schools (class 8) and recently to persons with disabilities.
– AAT obtained its first major success in 2003 when the Vietnamese government agreed to recognize victims as victims and no more as criminals.
– AAT’s process developed for the rehabilitation and the community reintegration of victims pushed the Vietnamese authorities to recognize that this “kind” of social victims can be rehabilitated and change their future. Thus, in November 2005, AAT obtained its second major success when the National Women’s Union publicly recognized that AAT successfully proved the doubted return of beneficiaries to a normal life was possible. The Women Union recognized that AAT was the first project showing efficiency for reintegration and its sustainability, and that AAT positively demonstrated a new working approach.