• Vietnam - Germany cooperation continued for gender equality promotion

    Following the visit to Italy, the VWU delegation led by Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha - Member of the Party Central Committee, VWU President paid a working visit to Germany from 26 to 30 March2019.
  • Vietnam, Italy share experiences in gender equality

    A delegation of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) led by its Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Thu Ha paid a visit to Italy on March 21-26.
  • Vietnamese, Cambodian women promote solidarity, cooperation

    The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and the Cambodian Women for Peace and Development (CWPD) organised an exchange in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on February 23 to mark the 40th anniversary of the victory of Vietnam’s southwest border defence war and the fall of the genocidal Pol Pot regime.
  • VWU delegation attends 18th ACWO Biennial General Assembly and Conference 2018

    At the invitation of the Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation (MWAF) as the Chair of the 18th ASEAN Confederation of Women’s Organizations (ACWO), the Vietnam Women’s Union’s delegation headed by Vice President Nguyen Thi Tuyet, attended the 18th ACWO General Assembly and Conference, worked with several partners in Myanmar from November 26th – December 2nd 2018.
  • CPV official greets Cuban guests

    Hanoi (VNA) – The head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission on Mass Mobilisation, Truong Thi Mai, hosted a reception in Hanoi on November 1 for a visiting delegation from the Cuban Women’s Federation (FMC) led by its Secretary General Teresa Maria.
  • Women’s Unions of Quang Nam, Laos’ Sekong foster cooperation

    Quang Nam (VNA) – Representatives of the Women’s Unions of the central province of Quang Nam and Laos’ Sekong province held talks in Quang Nam on August 14 to discuss measures to foster cooperation in women movements.
  • VWU high-level delegation visits Argentina and Cuba

    In order to further strengthen the bilateral friendship and cooperation with partners in Argentina and Cuba, from 3rd to 15th July 2018, the VWU’s high-level delegation led by Mdm. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, member of the Party Central Committee and VWU President, had a working visit to Argentina and Cuba.
  • Vietnam Women’s Union delegation attends 6th Korea-Vietnam Women’s Forum and KIWIE 2018 events in Korea

    From 25 June – July 4 2018, a delegation of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) headed by Vice President Bùi Thị Hòa paid a visit to Korea to attend the 6th Korea – Viet Nam Women’sForum, Women Inventors Exhibition and other activities.
  • Vietnam Women’s Union commits to promoting women’s economic empowerment

    It was the message by Vice President of the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) Nguyen Thi Tuyet at the meeting with the delegation of the Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation of (SBFIC - Germany) and CARD (the Philippines) headed by Ms. IIonka Ruehle-Stern – SBFIC Deputy Managing Director, in charge of Asia, in Hanoi on June 20, 2018.
  • Cooperation between Vietnam Women’s Union and Women’s Union of Ukraine to be promoted

    On March 19, 2018 at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum, VWU’s President Nguyen Thi Thu Ha warmly received the delegation of Women's Union of Ukraine (WUU) headed by Ms. Leokadia Gerasimenko - President of the WUU, Vice-President of the Ukrainian-Vietnamese Friendship Association, Peace Ambassador during its visit to Vietnam.
  • Relations between Vietnamese women and Lao women strengthened

    Following the success of the Friendship Visit to Lao and the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Women’s Forum in 2017, from April 1st to 7th, 2018, the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) received a 34-member-delegation of the Laos Women’s Union (LWU), headed by Mdm. Inlavanh Keobounphanh, a member of the Central Committee of the Laos People’s Revolutionary Party, LWU President. The delegation consists of leaders of LWU Central Office, provincial Women’s Unions and several central agencies.
  • Vietnamese, Lao Orders presented to women of both countries

    Outstanding Vietnamese and Lao women were honoured with Orders by the Vietnamese and Lao States at a ceremony in Pleiku, Gia Lai province, on April 6, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.
  • Conferring VWU Merit Medal "For the Development of Vietnamese Women" on UN Women Country Representative in Vietnam

    On 27 June 2017, Ms. Shoko Ishikawa, UN Women Country Representative in Viet Nam was conferred the merit medal "For the Development of Vietnamese Women" by Vietnam Women’s Union President.

  • Cooperation between VWU and Australian Ambassy to be promoted

    On July 28, in Hanoi, VWU President Nguyen Thi Thu Ha had a meeting with Layton Pike, Chargé d'Affaires, Australian Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam to discuss some issues related to female workers and to the amended Labor Code.

  • VWU leader welcomes the delegation of German parliamentarians

    Domestic Violence Prevention and Control and Supporting women in politics and economic development ... are important issues discussed during the meeting of VWU First Vice President Hoang Thi Ai Nhien and the German parliamentarians.
  • Vietnamese women play significant role in development

    Tokyo (VNA) – Vietnamese women play an important role in socio-economic development, Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang said.
  • Women’s football in need of more adequate investment

    NDO – The Vietnamese women’s football team have created a miracle after securing an official place in the finals of the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup. However, in order to ensure the team’s further progress in the tournament as well as in other future competitions, Vietnam’s women’s football requires stronger and more appropriate investment as the country is currently in possession of a generation of players who can attain new achievements.
  • Vietnam works to create safe, healthy environment for children

    Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a target programme on developing a social support system for the 2016-20 period.
  • Dong Nai builds city safe for women, girls

    Dong Nai (VNA) – The southern province of Dong Nai aims to build a safe city that protects women and girls from sexual harassment and violence.
  • VWU trust loans for poor women praised

    On 9th Feb, the Vietnam Bank of Social Policies (VBSP) and four socio-political organizations held a review meeting on trust loans for poor households and social policy beneficiaries.

  • Working alongside the Vietnam Women's Union for gender equality and women’s development in Vietnam

    In February 2017, the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) held ceremonies to confer the merit medal "For the Development of Vietnamese Women" and the Certificate of Merits (2012 - 2017 period) to experts and collaborators, working at the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, the CPV Central Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, embassies and international organizations in Hanoi to honour their contributions to women's movement and VWU activities over the last years.
  • Mong woman preserves and promotes ethnic brocade weaving

    NDO – Learning the art of brocade weaving since the age of 13 from her mother, 1962-born artisan Vang Thi Mai has kept in mind that practicing and preserving the traditional craft is the responsibility of every Mong women. Taking on the responsibility, she established the Brocade Weaving Cooperative of Hop Tien village, Ha Giang province in 1999 with the hope of popularising one of Mong people’s cultural identities to domestic and foreign visitors.
  • Finding strategic markets for Vietnam’s handicrafts

    On 23rd February 2017, the Vietnam Women’s Union (the VWU) and Crib to Crib Colombia (CtC) signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the aim to develop clean and sustainable production and strategic markets for Vietnam’s handicrafts.
  • Republic of Korea Ambassador visits VWU

    On July 27, VWU President Nguyen Thi Thu Ha cordially received Korean Ambassador Mr. Lee Hyuk on the occasion of his new term in Vietnam.
    On behalf of the VWU leaders, President Nguyen Thi Thu Ha extended her congratulation and wished the Ambassador success in his new post.
  • Official candidates for 14th NA election: 38.97% are women

    On 26 April, the National Election Council (NEC) announced the list of official candidates for the 14th National Assembly (NA) election.

  • Ministry wants to increase role of women in politics

    As the country’s National Assembly (NA) election day, scheduled for May 22, approaches, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is promoting stronger political participation by women.

  • World Bank Country Director says farewell yet committed to continue supporting Vietnam

    That is a promise of Ms. Victoria Kwakwa, World Bank (WB) Country Director for Vietnam during her courtesy visit to the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) on the occasion of completing her mission in Vietnam and assuming a new position in the U.S.
  • VWU President Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa welcomes U.S Ambassador Ted Osius at Vietnam Women’s Museum

    On the morning of 13th May, 2015, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa - President of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) had a courtesy meeting with U.S Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius on the occasion of his visit to the Vietnam Women’s Museum.
  • Vietnam elected member of UN Human Rights Council

    On November 12th 2013, Vietnam was elected with the highest vote (184/192) to become one of 14 new members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the first time. The UNHRC is the principal intergovernmental body of the United Nations responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights around the world. The council has subsidiary operational mechanisms, most notably the UNHRC Universal Periodic Review (UPR), wherein all member nations are required to submit periodic reports to review the human rights performance in their countries.



  • Conference on Overseas Vietnamese Women

    Implementing the Resolution No. 36/NQ-TW of the Politburo on the affairs of overseas Vietnamese and Resolution No.11/NQ-TW of the Politburo on women's work in the period of stepped-up national industrialization and modernization, and with the aim of meeting the needs of exchanging, sharing and connecting of Vietnamese women living and working abroad, from November 19th-22nd 2013, the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) and the National Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs co-organized a conference on overseas Vietnamese women. This was the first major event dedicated to this target group, which marked the accomplishment of a goal VWU has been concerned with for a long time.