Traffickers can be very patient. Take the case of ‘Linh’ who was sold to a forced marriage in China. She went out with a ‘nice’ boy for nearly one year. He even visited her family. So when he invited her to visit his family, she agreed. It was just a ploy and Linh found herself in a strange country, married to a total stranger, against her will.… Read the rest
What’s the difference between a good touch and a bad touch? This was one of many questions raised in the 10 child rights workshops organised by Blue Dragon in central Vietnam. The workshops helped children and parents understand child rights, both internationally and in Vietnam. The section on child abuse was especially relevant due to recent coverage of abused children in the news.… Read the rest
It is not often that parents have time to play with kids, especially those who are a little older. It is especially true for parents of kids with disabilities coming from very poor backgrounds. Blue Dragon organised a special training session for these parents and kids recently with the assistance of Akari, a specialist centre.… Read the rest
Blue Dragon kids know that you can’t get HIV from hugging a HIV+ person, and that it is wrong to discriminate against those who are HIV+. When they met the people and children in a HIV centre outside of Hanoi, they embraced them wholeheartedly.
The Blue Dragon kids went to the Centre as part of their community service program.… Read the rest