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Promotion of Social Inclusion

Men who have sex with men

In 2004-2005, ISDS in collaboration with the POLICY Project has conducted a qualitative research on men who have sex with men in Hanoi and their vulnerability with HIV infection. Since then, ISDS has consistently included issue of homosexuality in her research on gender and sexuality and started actively to partcipate in advocacy for rights and […]

January 30, 2019

Sex workers

Through VCSPA, ISDS is supporting sex workers to establish their own group – the first ever in Vietnam – and work out their own agenda aiming at protecting their rights and well-being. In two years, 2009 and 2011, within the project on reducing HIV related stigma supported by PEPFAR, incollaboration with ICRW, ISDS has successfully […]

January 30, 2019

Sexual partners of drug users

ISDS is among the first organizations working with sexual partners of drug users, not only doing research on their HIV vulnerability, but to raise attention to this neglected population, and support them to build their own community. Through the project, ISDS strengthens capacity of a group of mostly female peer educators and encourage them to […]

January 30, 2019

Other disadvantaged groups

The Institute has also carried out many social researches on vulnerabilities of some other disadvantaged groups, such as street children, women suffered from domestic violence, landless women, etc. Research findings have been disseminated to government, civil society organizations and the academia. Capacity-building efforts now include the production of an MSM toolkit for the purpose of […]

January 30, 2019

The poor

While most of the marginalized populations ISDS have been working with are living in poverty, ISDS also works to the well-being of general poor.  Health care is the first issue that ISDS tackle when it comes to the poor. Starting in 2008 by conducting research looking at impacts of ill-health and health care costs to […]

January 30, 2019

Drug users

Research Over the last seven years, ISDS gain good experience in research on drug issues and harm reduction. In 2003, ISDS was commissioned by UNODC to conduct a qualitative study on gender aspects of drug use in Hai Phong. In 2004, ISDS continues to get a grant from UNODC to do a qualitative research on […]

January 25, 2019

Internal and international migrants

Research Migartion became one of major area of interest of ISDS since 2002 when the Insitute joined regional team of institutions doing collaborative research on social protection in Asia, an initiative of The Ford Foundation. In this research, migrants has been addressed among those disadvantaged groups and needed a better social protection.  The research report […]

January 25, 2019

People living with HIV

Research ISDS’ works in this area started in 2002 with a ground-breaking research “Understanding HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination in Vietnam”, collaborated with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and funded by the USAID. The research is unique as it has traced the root causes of stigma and discrimination (S&D) from the discourse of ‘social evils’ and suggested […]

April 4, 2018

People with disabilities

Research Starting from 2007, the Institute has inquired into a new area of research and advocacy on disability. With a grant from The Ford Foundation, ISDS undertook the first large scale survey on disability in Vietnam at high prevalence provinces. Among groups of people with disability (PWDs), people whose disabilities were likely caused by Agent Orange/Dioxin, were […]

April 4, 2018

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