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Keep up-to-date with the latest Blue Dragon news.

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Keep up-to-date with the latest Blue Dragon news.

Ending exploitation

17-year-old “Nhu” grew up on a houseboat as her parents work as fishermen. Their income is irregular and small, so the family struggles to make ends meet. As the oldest child, Nhu feels responsible for helping her family. She wants to contribute so that they can be...

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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...

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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 recovery....

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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....

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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 we adore. And...

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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...

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Above and beyond

Blue Dragon rescues children in crisis every day, but by going above and beyond it is truly transforming young lives.

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Girl power!

In remote provinces such as Dien Bien, north-west Vietnam, it is common for girls in the community to dropout of school prematurely, be married at a young age and become pregnant, or fall prey to a human trafficker. Culturally more importance has been placed on boys....

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Building a better life

20-year-old Tai had a rough start in life growing up in a Hanoi slum, but has worked hard and made the most of every opportunity - including a fully-paid scholarship to study English in Australia thanks to the Langports Foundation. Tai has just touched down in Hanoi...

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