• 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.
  • Disabled little girl embroiders, paints with her feet

    VietNamNet Bridge – She has no arms but Le Thi Tham, 11, a 6th grader in the central province of Thanh Hoa has been an excellent pupil for many years. She can embroider and draw paintings as gifts for others
  • Businesswomen keep on battling

    HCM CITY — Limited access to credit, lengthy registration procedures and family responsibilities are major gender-related obstacles that stand in the way of women hoping to run their own businesses, according to a recent study.
  • UN launches new policy discussion paper to help Viet Nam respond to climate change

    What are the main climate change challenges facing Viet Nam? What policies are needed to ensure that Viet Nam continues on a path of sustainable human development? These are the main questions addressed in Viet Nam and Climate Change: A discussion paper on policies for sustainable human development which was launched today at a national climate change dialogue organized by the United Nations, the Viet Nam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Oxfam.
  • “Hanoi people are very warm” said Japanese woman painter

    For Mrs Seako Ando, a Japanese woman, Hanoi has become her second motherland. Other members in her family also consider Hanoi as their home.
  • Climate change increases gender inequality

    Including gender related issues in climate change policy is just one of the recommendations in a report released by the United Nations and Oxfam representatives at a workshop on climate change in Hanoi on Dec. 2.
  • Female NA deputies in push for gender equality

    VietNamNet Bridge - Gender equality should be made a more substantive issue, according to women deputies in the National Assembly.
  • Male and female religious followers vow to prevent HIV/AIDS

    A conference aimed at strengthening male and female religious followers’ commitments to HIV/AIDS prevention in Vietnam was held in the central city of Hue on November 22.
  • Empowering women key to combating climate change

    Climate change not only endangers lives and undermines livelihoods, but it threatens to enlarge the gaps between the rich and the poor and amplify the inequities between women and men, according to the State of World Population 2009 report launched today by the United Nations in Vietnam and the Ministry of Nature Resources and Environment (MONRE).
  • Violence against women and HIV

    Numerous studies from around the globe confirm the links between violence against women and HIV. These studies show that women living with HIV are more likely to have experienced violence, and that, women who have experienced violence are more likely to have HIV infection.
  • US company supports poor women in Mekong Delta

    The US-based Chevron company will provide US$300,000 for the Save the Children Foundation to implement a project which aims to help 500,000 poor women in the Mekong Delta to develop small businesses at home.
  • Plea for HIV/AIDS victims: Numbers in Viet Nam are expected to soar to 300,000 by next year.

    BAC NINH — Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan has called upon all sections of Vietnamese society to curb discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS, which, she said, was continuing to spread.
  • ECONOMY: 'It's Smart to Invest in Girls'

    BRUSSELS - Sending more girls to school may help poor countries get out of the economic slump faster, the NGO Plan International says in a new report. Just a one percent rise in the number of girls attending secondary school boosts a country's annual per capita income growth by 0.3 percent.
  • LoretoFest aims to help disadvantaged, disabled children

    VietNamNet Bridge – The Loreto-Viet Nam Australia Programme (LVAP) is gearing up for a large open-air musical concert featuring foreign and Vietnamese artists that will raise funds for the disabled and poor children in Viet Nam.