Country Program Coordinator, The Australian-Asia Program to Combat Trafficking in Persons
Hanh is the Country Program Coordinator for the Australia-Asia Program to Combat Trafficking in Persons (AAPTIP), based in Hanoi, Vietnam. She oversees the overall management and implementation of the AAPTIP country programme, which focuses mainly on prosecution pillar. She is primarily responsible for providing strategic direction and technical assistance to the programme’s design and delivery in Vietnam. She manages the professional development programmes specifically on trafficking of persons for Vietnamese criminal justice agencies and victim support agencies and is also one of the trainers and facilitators for these programmes. Before joining AAPTIP, she had more than 10 years of experience working in counter-trafficking for the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking, The Asia Foundation and Oxfam Quebec on different aspects such as prevention, protection, policy advocacy, and reintegration of victims. In addition to her 15-year intensive experience as a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) practitioner, Hanh is also a gender and women empowerment activist.
She received a medal from the Ministry of Education and Training for her contribution to the Scholarship Project for Disadvantaged Girls in Prevention of Human Trafficking, and medals and Certificates of Appreciation from the Supreme People Procuracy, Hanoi Prosecutorate University, and the Criminal Police Department of Vietnam for her significant contributions to the TIP capacity building programmes for law enforcement and prosecutors in Vietnam.