• Diversifying activities and enhancing the role of Women’s Union

    In order to implement the second step of the plan titled “Strengthen and improve the quality of local Women’s Union activities and its members”, in the first six months of 2008, Đong Nai provincial Women’s Union organized a lot of activities to diversify the formality and contents contributing the active changes in motivating women to participate in the movement of building new lives
  • Supporting women in economic development, prevention of trafficking in women & children and illegal marriage, maintaining urban order & traffic safety

    In the first 6 months of 2008, WUs of all levels in An Giang province had carried out many meaningful activities, below are some of those:
  • Solutions to fight child and women trafficking across border

    The Investigation Department of Social Order Crimes under the Ministry of Public Security on July 22 - 23 co-ordinated with Lang Son Province Police to organise a conference on an anti - child and women trafficking shock fight.
  • More children happy with Operation Smile

    Doctors from the Vietnam-Cuba friendship hospital have coordinated with the US’s Operation Smile to provide surgery for 82 children with harelip and cleft palate from the northern provinces of Bac Giang, Nam Dinh and Tuyen Quang in the past two weeks.
  • UNSC approves Vietnam-drafted statement on children

    The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) had adopted the UNSC Chair’s Statement prepared by Vietnam in addition to introducing orientations for new actions related to healthcare, education, and technical assistance to address long-term consequences of armed conflicts to children and speed up the implementation of related legal documents, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem said.
  • Vietnam calls for comprehensive solution to violations of children’ rights

    Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem called for a long-term and comprehensive solution to children affected by armed conflict (CAAC) at an open debate of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York on July 17.
  • Vietnam makes remarkable progress in implementing MDGs

    The report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says Vietnam, together with Myanmar, is the country that have made remarkable progress in implementing the UN Millennium Development Goals.
  • Over 5,400 Vietnamese heroic mothers taken care of

    Over 5,400 Vietnamese heroic mothers are provided with care by agencies, organisations, enterprises and individuals.
  • Hope for elderly victims of HIV

    Cam Giang spends time with a special club in Vinh Tuy Ward, where old folks infected with HIV get a new lease on life through vocational training and activities such as baloon folding.
  • How to tackle human trafficking?

    Many conferences and workshops have been held and many extensive campaigns have been launched against human trafficking. However, the criminals are still at large. How can the country find an effective measure to stop this serious crime?
  • Community ready to help HIV/AIDS children

    The face of an eight-year old girl in a pink dress brightens when she talks about her class and her games with friends. She also likes singing. Looking at her, no-one would imagine that this optimistic and happy girl, Nguyen Thi Xuan is living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Clubs that ease the stress of caring

    In Vietnam,’ empathy clubs’ are helping to ease the stress felt by older carers of people living with HIV and AIDS.
  • Viettel funds surgeries for children with birth deformities

    Vietnam Military Telecommunication Corporation (Viettel) has committed in partnership with the Operation Smile Vietnam organisation to funding operations for about 100 - 120 children suffering harelips and cleft palates, who are living in the northern rural areas, in July, 2008.
  • Ethnic minorities supported to overcome difficulties

    As of late May 2008, about 181,600 ethnic minority households with nearly 767,000 people in the whole country still suffered hunger. This is announced at a conference held in Hannoi on July 1 on deploying the Government's Decree 60/2008/NÐ-CP.
  • Beauty and brains

    Industry experts say education, intellect becoming just as important as looks at international beauty pageants – Vietnam should take note.
  • Vietnam supports efforts to stop conflicts, protect children

    Vietnam wants to contribute to the full and effective implementation of UN resolutions, including those adopted by the Security Council, aimed at creating “A World Fit for Children”.
  • Vietnamese people diligent, skilful and very creative: diplomat, educator

    Ton Nu Thi Ninh, former Deputy Chairwoman of the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee, who has been well known in Vietnam and the world as the wonderful diplomat, says that she wants to prove that Vietnamese people are not only industrious and skilful, but also very creative.
  • Women of Vietnam Newspaper: six decades of development

    On March 8th, 1948 the first bulletins credited to a Vietnamese women’s newspaper were circulated in Viet Bac – the holy revolutionary base of Vietnam during the resistance against the French colonialists.
  • Vietnam proud to host Vesak celebrations, says VFF leader

    That Vietnam is selected to host the United Nations Day of Vesak and the fifth International Buddhist seminar is a pride of the whole nation, President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) Huynh Dam has said.
  • Buddhist monks, nuns come home for Vesak

    A senior government official reiterated Vietnam’s policy on freedom of religious beliefs, saying that Buddhism and other religions enjoy equality in development in Vietnam and they have markedly contributed to national development.