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Mai, 21, with her husband and two daughters in front of their house

“I want to change the future of my two daughters”

In many parts of the Northern areas of Vietnam, girls often get married off between 14-15 years old, sometimes even earlier to lessen the family's financial burden. Girls who are unmarried by then are considered a spinster or "unwanted"This long-standing social stigma threatens the rights of millions of girls. 

Yna, 20, and her 2-years-old daughter in Kon Tum, Vietnam

“I don’t know what early marriage is”

Unlike most girls in the rural parts of Kon Tum province, Yna had her daughter before waiting for 2 years until she was 18 to legally get married. 

A new livelihood thanks to Plan International's skills training

COVID-19: New livelihood helps family cope and feed community

Savings groups and skills training from Plan International are helping this family in Vietnam cope with the changing situation - as well as providing food to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Preparing for sudden storms

In Lai Chau, a province susceptible to devastating storms, Plan International Vietnam has been working to increase the resilience of vulnerable ethnic minority groups to the effects of climate change.

Learning how to deal with disasters

Thu is a secondary school student from Lai Chau district. Hear how climate change affects her life and how she has learned to deal with its effects.

I speak up for myself and other girls

Having taken part in a project to make Hanoi a safer city for girls, Duong Ha Trang is now a proud agent of change determined to build a safe and friendly community for girls.

Nguyen Thanh Sang is guiding his peers through the disaster risk map at school

Safe schools: Sang's story

Sang, 12, was born deaf. Through a project to prepare schools for natural disasters he has taken the lead and is determined to keep his class mates safe.

An's story

Safer cities for girls: Story of An

Watch the stop-motion animation film Story of An, created by school girls and submitted as part of Plan International Vietnam’s film-making contest.


Skills to succeed for young female migrants

Plan International Vietnam is working with partners to create a safer living and working environment for young female migrants in big cities.