Tuesday, July 31, 2012

And now for the wedding

For 4 years, Diu and Duyen spent every day, every hour, together. Not because they wanted to, but because they were enslaved in a garment factory in the south of Vietnam.

On July 4, Blue Dragon staff took part in a police raid on the factory - the culmination of weeks of detective work by our legal advocacy team.

Now back home in north western Dien Bien province, high up in the mountains away from the bustling cities, Diu and Duyen have decided that they want to spend the rest of their lives together. With a very humble ceremony in their village over the weekend, they celebrated their wedding. As is the local custom, Duyen's hair is now tied up in a bun, symbolising that she is married; no longer does she wear her hair long, as the unmarried girls do.

It was a beautiful honour that they asked our staff back to take part in the wedding; and they were thrilled at the prospect of their photo being on the Blue Dragon blog! 

This is a beautiful young couple who deserve the best in life. The last few years have been terrible to them, but for now they are excited about their future together.


Alex Vuong said...

Awesome!!! Thank you for posting this!

Unknown said...

Congratulations to the happy couple!
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