• 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.

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  • 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.
  • Girl of Vietnamese origin takes third at 2009 Miss World Canada

    Jasmine Pham, an 18-year-old girl, who has a Vietnamese mother and a father from the Caucasus, on March 21 won 3rd place in the 2009 Miss World Canada beauty contest.

  • Athlete of Vietnamese origin honoured in Canada

    Carol Huynh, a Canadian free wrestler of Vietnamese origin, has been named as the most outstanding female athlete of British Columbia province in 2008.Huynh bagged the first gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic

  • “Mrs. World Pageant 2009”in Vung Tau Province, Viet Nam

    With the support and permission of the Government, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Performing Arts Department, and the approval of Mrs. World Inc. the “Mrs. World Pageant 2009” will be organized in November 2009 in the beautiful Vung Tau city by the joint effort of Ba Ria - Vung Tau Provincial People's Committee, the Central Vietnam Women's Union and CIAT- Advertising & Trade Fair Join Stock Company.

  • Viet Nam’s human rights report posted on website

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs published on its website the National Report to Review Implementation of Human Rights in Viet Nam.

  • “Don’t Burn” highlights Dang Thuy Tram’s spirit

    “Don’t Burn,” the movie based on the famous diary of Doctor Dang Thuy Tram, was introduced at a press conference in Hanoi on April 8. The movie will come out on April 30.
  • Victims of trafficking helped to return home

    More than 2,500 Vietnamese victims of human trafficking were repatriated safely last year, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

  • Take Back the Night – A Night to End Violence Against Women

    Take Back the Night is an internationally known march and rally that protest rape and other forms of violence against women. It is organized by different feminist groups. The first march was in March of 1976[1], by women attending the International Tribunal on Crimes against Women. Today, this event is organized in many cities, in many different countries worldwide.
  • A splendid future for Women football

    Woman football is now developing all around the world. We also have World cup for woman football, and it soon becomes an interesting sport event. Although Vietnamese woman football has not really found its own position, our football players have brought us many exciting and interesting moments. With the bronze medal at 19 SEA Games, many people have known Kim Hong, Hien Luong and other female football players in Vietnam.
  • Vietnam takes part in NAM efforts for women advancement

    Promoting the advancement of women and gender equality has always been a fundamental policy of the Vietnamese Government which considers it as an important tool to ensure justice and sustainable development, said Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh.
  • Vietnam planning to set up overseas marriage brokerage

    Vietnam plans to set up an overseas marriage brokerage to regulate a sector now run by illegal matchmakers accused of humiliating women and fueling abuse.
  • Giving presents for poor children and HIV-infected children on Lunar New Year - the Year of the Bufallo

    On the occasion of the coming Lunar New Year 2009, in January 21st 2009 afternoon, a delegation of representatives of Vietnam Women’s Union (Women’s Aids, Reproductive Health Center), American Doctors of the World (DOW) and Bright Future Group visited and delivered presents to 46 families having HIV infected children in the 3 districts of Gia Lam, Long Bien and Dong Anh of Hanoi.
  • Vietnamese women strive to excel at State and house work

    In each stage of the revolutionary cause, the Vietnam Women's Union has always encouraged Vietnamese women to join campaigns on creative labour, building of happy families and contribution to socio-economic development.
  • Vietnamese opera artist performs in “Magic Flute” in Sweden

    Opera singer Thang Long has been invited to perform in W.A. Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ at Norrlands Opera Theatre in Umea, Sweden.