1,000 Vietnamese girls sexually abused each year

HANOI, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Some 1,000 Vietnamese girls aged under 18 are sexually abused each year, local media on Thursday reporting ,quoted statistics from the Vietnamese Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Up to 58 percent of Vietnamese women have faced physical, spiritual or sexual violence at least once in their life, daily newspaper Tien Phong (Pioneer) reported.

To help reduce violence against Vietnamese girls and women, the ministry is implementing a month of action for gender equality and gender-based violation prevention and fight. The month lasts from Nov. 15 to Dec. 12.

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