Campaigning to save market women's livelihoods in Hanoi: experience from HealthBridge

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Traditional markets are at the heart of economic and social life in many cities, but in many, supermarkets and commercial centres are replacing the markets as governments pursue modernisation strategies. HealthBridge in Vietnam engaged in a multi-faceted advocacy campaign to show the importance of the markets in the country’s capital, Hanoi, for women’s livelihoods, the local economy, health, and the environment. The aim was to change attitudes among decision-makers and ensure the survival of markets as a relevant and positive aspect of life in the city. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the Gender and Development website.