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Hmong sisters trapped in forced marriages, on the same street

Hmong sisters trapped in forced marriages, on the same street

“Phuong” and her family belong to the Hmong ethnic community, and live in the far north of Vietnam. When Phuong was 16 years old she met a man online. They became close friends, meeting up face-to-face and forming a relationship. In Hmong communities it is the custom... hello
Good things take time

Good things take time

Two years ago, “Mai’’s reality was very different than it is today. In 2017, at the age of 18, Mai was tricked into going to China for a well-paying job, and was instead sold into a forced marriage. A year later, Blue Dragon assisted her rescue, and then her... hello
Follow your passion, and success will follow you

Follow your passion, and success will follow you

23-year-old “Ly” has always wanted to be a doctor. Ever since she was young, she loved playing dress ups: always choosing the white laboratory coat and playing doctors. Growing up in an impoverished family in central Vietnam, Ly didn’t think university was an option.... hello
Who made my clothes?

Who made my clothes?

This week in Hanoi there’s a terrific exhibition looking at the “human cost” of fashion. Every shirt, jacket or jeans we wear were ultimately made by a human being somewhere on the planet. Sometimes, those people have been exploited to make the items... hello
Sisters rescued from trafficking, years apart

Sisters rescued from trafficking, years apart

Sisters “Trinh” and “Van” are part of the Khmu ethnic group, born into an impoverished community in central Vietnam. Women in this community are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking, due to high poverty levels and low access to education. At the age of 13, Van... hello
Above and beyond

Above and beyond

Blue Dragon has been working in the Hue province, in the centre of Vietnam, for over 10 years to ensure children are safe from trafficking and exploitation. We do this by financially supporting children to stay in school; building necessary school and community... hello
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