• Female workers suffer poor conditions

    Many female labourers, particularly those working in industrial parks, suffer from low wages, overwork and inadequate living conditions, according to a survey of 34 enterprises in 10 provinces by the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour.
  • Celebrating ceremony of gratefulness to heroic martyrs

    On the occasion of the 35th Anniversary of the Southern Liberation Day and National Reunification (30th April 1975-30th April 2010), Quang Tri Provincial Women’s Union celebrated a ceremony of gratefulness at the Truong Son National Martyrs Cemetery and No.9 National Road Martyrs Cemetery on 24th and 25th April respectively.
  • Projects for disabled praised

    The top 10 programmes supporting people with disabilities in Viet Nam for the last year were announced yesterday in Ha Noi as part of the "Life is Beautiful" campaign.
  • Bias blocks women’s job training

    HCM CITY — Widespread gender discrimination needs to be tackled effectively to ensure more female workers access vocational training, gain knowledge and skills and increase their competitiveness, experts say.

  • Women intellectuals--vital force in building nation

    Vietnamese Women Intellectuals in the National Industrialisation and Modernisation Process’ was high on the agenda of a workshop in Hanoi on March 16.
  • Crowds curious to see woman with 5 meter-long hair

    Around 500 people visit Hue Phuoc pagoda in Ben Tre province daily to see the elderly woman whose hair is over 5 meters long.
  • Recruiting Ethnic Minority Midwives to Meet Mothers' Needs in Remote Areas of Viet Nam

    Reducing maternal mortality is a complex undertaking, and the Northern mountains of Viet Nam, where communities of ethnic minorities live in remote villages, pose particular problems. Maternal mortality ratio in this region is 411 deaths per 100,000 live births, and most women deliver at home without skilled attendance.
  • Promoting children's rights

    HA NOI — Viet Nam has achieved impressive results in realizing children's rights since its ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 20 years ago but Government leaders and international organizations agreed at a conference in Ha Noi yesterday that challenges remained.
  • From Vision to Action – Viet Nam celebrates the 20th anniversary of the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Viet Nam

    Ha Noi, 23 February 2010 - Viet Nam celebrated the 20th anniversary of the country's ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at a national conference entitled “Convention on the Rights of the Child – From Vision to Action”.
  • Ailing girl inspires book-collection drive

    VietNamNet Bridge - A courageous young woman suffering from a serious kidney ailment has died leaving her dream of providing books for impoverished children unfinished.