• Women respond to anti-poverty call

    HAI PHONG — More than a thousand female workers attended the Global Call for Action Against Poverty by ActionAid Viet Nam held in the northern port city of Hai Phong yesterday to mark the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty which fell on Saturday.
  • Workshop to train reporters on covering domestic violence

    A training workshop on how to collect information when covering domestic violence opened on September 29 in the northern city of Hai Phong for reporters from national and local newspapers.
  • UK supports Vietnam on tackling the sexual exploitation of children

    CPV: A new multi-agency advisory taskforce working collaboratively across Vietnam and the wider region to tackle the exploitation of children is at the heart of an initiative launched today September 30 in Hanoi by the UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
  • Towards a Society for All Ages

    On October 1st, 2009, 10 years after the first celebration of the International Day of Older Persons is going to be celebrated with the theme "Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Older Persons: Towards a Society for All Ages".

  • Stricter enforcement sought on child labour laws

    HCM CITY — Harsher punishments should be meted out to those who exploit children, according to Le Thi Xuan Lang, deputy chief inspector of HCM City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DoLISA).

  • New Initiative to Address Sexual Violence Against Girls Launched at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

    Collaboration Among Leading Public and Private Sector Organizations Formed to Bring International Attention to this Injustice
  • Sixteen prosecuted for selling children

    NAM DINH — The People’s Court of Nam Dinh Province has put 16 people on trial for allegedly selling 266 babies for foreign adoption.
  • Vietnamese in Africa

    Although there are only 10,000 Vietnamese people in Africa and most of them are now resident in Angola, they have made a great contribution to the development of their host countries in many different fields.
  • Draft law aims to give disabled a better deal

    HA NOI — Lawmakers yesterday pored over the draft law for People with Disabilities with the aim of encouraging businesses and social organisations to improve relations with disabled persons.

  • Government plans for children affected by HIV/AIDS

    Vietnam plans to spend VND 97.4 billion on a national action plan for children affected by HIV/AIDS from now until 2010 in a bid to ensure that most of them will have their needs met by 2020.