• “From Crisis to Growth: Implications and Opportunities for Women”

    This was the theme of a seminar held in Hanoi on August 5 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • Vietnam actress to study at top US arts school

    Film star Hong Anh will begin a three-week acting course in the US on July 15 at the invitation of the John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Acts.

  • Over VND 7.7 trillion in housing support for the poor

    Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tran Nam has announced the number of poor families who will enjoy housing support based on the Prime Minister’s Decision 167/2008/QD-TTg. Accordingly, over 480,000 poor families will be given support for housing, with a total capital of over VND 7.7 trillion.

  • Mrs World 2009 pageant to be held in Vietnam

    The pageant aims to honour women who are beautiful and successful and have much contributed to the society.

  • Seminar discusses prevention of trafficking in women and children

    More than 150 representatives of women’s union chapters from 63 provinces and cities nationwide gathered at a seminar in central Hue city on July 26 to discuss solutions to prevent trafficking of women and children.
  • Draft law sets minimum age for VN seniors at 60

    Ha Noi — Under the leadership of Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly, Tong Thi Phong, the NA Standing Committee yesterday discussed the draft Law on Health Examination and Treatment and the Law on the Elderly.
  • Mrs. Vietnam 2009 getting nearer

    The first-ever pageant for married women in Vietnam will see the participation of several beauty queens of previous pageants for single women. However, their names will be announced after the preliminary round, August 15, said the organising board.
  • 26 countries register to attend 2009 Mrs World Pageant

    Twenty-six out of 85 countries have registered to send contestants to the 2009 Mrs World Pageant, which will be held in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau in November, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
  • Nearly 1.6 billion to support heroic mothers and wounded soldiers

    A program to give savings books to Vietnamese heroic mothers and wounded soldiers on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the Vietnamese Day for Wounded Soldiers and Martyrs (July 27) has received the support of 30 enterprises across the country, with a total capital of VND 1.585 billion VND.

  • CARE helps poor women to improve knowledge of the law

    A project to help increase knowledge of the law among poor women, with support from the UK’s CARE International organisation, proved to be useful, said a seminar held in Hoa Binh province on July 17.

  • Two-month campaign aims to stem human trafficking

    A two-month campaign to tackle the trafficking of women and children starts next week.
  • Three Vietnamese girls attend Asia Supermodel 2009

    Three Vietnamese models – Nguyen Hong Nhung, Nguyen Ngoc Oanh and Nguyen Phuong Mai – will represent Vietnam at the Asia Supermodel 2009 competition in China from July 17-25.
  • Nearly 50,000 mothers awarded with title ‘Heroic Mother’

    49,718 mothers have been awarded and posthumously awarded with the title ‘Heroic Mothers’ since 1995, according to the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs
  • Investing in Women and Girls: Cost-Effective and Smart Economics, Says UNFPA

    Investing in women and girls during the global financial crisis will help set the stage for economic recovery and reduce inequality and poverty, according to Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. falls on Saturday, 11 July.

    Women and girls were the majority
  • Thai ethnic people’s most renowned singer

    An old Thai woman in the central province of Nghe An has made important contributions to preserving the Thai ethnic group's ancient art of folk singing.
  • Sociologist explains burden of ‘traditional values’ on women

    As Vietnam celebrates Family Day today, a sociologist says deep-seated traditional values pushed women away from thriving both personally and professionally.

  • Memorial of Queen Le Ngoc Han to be built in September

    On June 24th, at the Hanoi citadel ancient relics, the Association for the Preservation of Thang Long Hanoi cultural heritage launched a social programme to build the memorial of Queen Le Ngoc Han.
  • How to create opportunities for children?

    With their parents’ conception “No food, no life but it's still OK to have no education”, many children in rural and remote areas are poorly educated or deprived of opportunities for vocational training.

  • Mai Tuyet Hoa and her passion for Xam singing

    Seeing Mai Tuyet Hoa dressed in a T-shirt and jeans and riding a motorbike, nobody would think that she is a famous singer of Xam songs in the capital of Vietnam. Actually she is well known not only for her beautiful singing and good musical instrument playing, but also for her beauty for which she has attracted many fans. Many people even said that Hoa is a "special bud" of the Vietnamese Xam performance, because in modern times there are few artists, especially young ones, who devote themselves to this special performing art.
  • Project raises funds for disabled kids

    With the aim of helping children affected by Agent Orange, project Peace for Kids was launched to raise funds for disabled children at the Thanh Xuan Peace Village in Ha Noi.