Denmark, Sweden and EU Supporting Justice Sector Reform in Vietnam

ingThe Justice Initiative Facilitation Fund (JIFF) has approved funding of 4,046 million VND to ten new applicants.

The Justice Initiative Facilitation Fund, which is part of the Justice Partnership Programme (JPP), co-funded by the European Union, Sweden and Denmark to support justice sector reform in Vietnam, has successfully undertaken its second Call for Proposals. Since launching the Call on 25 March 2011, 77 proposals have been received in the areas of legal awareness raising, free legal aid to marginal groups, applied research on judicial reform, and information sharing and dialogue enhancement on judicial reform.

An independent Grant Committee selected applicants on a competitive basis using a thorough review and scoring process. The Grant Committee members are Vietnamese experts in legal dissemination, legal aid, research, communication and law and development. 10 winning applications met stringent criteria to measure the proposed project’s quality of design, likely success and impact, value for money and gender mainstreaming. The approved applicants operate throughout Vietnam and benefit poor women, children, disabled persons and other vulnerable groups. The projects focus on various important issues including stemming human trafficking, improving implementation of the land law and environmental protection law and using media to enhance popular awareness of the rights and opportunities the law and justice system provide.

A listing of all new JIFF partner organizations can be found here:

http://www.jpp-jiff.org.vn/News.aspx?CadId=036&NewsID=170

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