• Thirty-one million people in rural areas have no access to standardized clean water

    The above figure was given at the workshop on supporting women and girls to access safe and sustainable clean water and sanitation. The workshop was organized by the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) with the support of the United Children's Fund (UNICEF).
  • Exhibition tells life stories of women migrant workers

    An ongoing exhibition titled ‘Where I Arrive’ has been leaving a deep impression on visitors to the Vietnam Women's Museum in Hanoi by telling the touching life stories of women migrant workers in the capital city.
  • Outstanding female artisans from Hanoi’s handicraft villages honoured

    A programme was held in Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, on March 7 to honour outstanding female artisans from traditional handicraft villages in the capital city.
  • Increasing women’s access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in rural areas

    Measures to enhance women’s access to clean water and sanitation in rural areas were discussed in a seminar held by the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) and the Women’s Union of Thai Nguyen province on March 28.
  • Vietnam Women’s Union at all levels plants trees in Spring 2023

    Tree-planting festival was launched by President Ho Chi Minh since the Spring 1965 in order to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. Since then, every spring, the Party, State and people including women of Vietnam join hands to plant trees throughout the country.
  • VWU active role in army conscript

    During 2023 army enlistment season, the Women's Unions at all levels have brought into full play their role, encouraging young people to enlist in the army.
  • Ao dai festival to take place throughout March in HCM City

    The ninth Ao dai (traditional long dress) Festival will take place in Ho Chi Minh City throughout March with a wide range of cultural activities, the event’s organisers announced at a press conference held in HCM City on February 23.
  • A site for people who love culture

    Leading up to International Women’s Day (March 8), the 1,983rd anniversary of the Hai Ba Trung uprising and the International Day of Happiness (March 20) the Vietnam womens Museum Womens Museum collaborated with journalist – director Mai Bong, on the morning of February 18, 2023 to open the exhibition “Dare to live a brilliant life”.
  • Joining hands for advancement aspirations of ethnic minority women and children

    On the evening of November 25, 2022, the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) held a communication event "Aspirations for advancement of ethnic minority women and children" and opened the Exhibition “Aspirations for Advancement” at the Vietnam Women's Museum (No. 36 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi).
  • “Aspirations for Peace” marks 50th anniversary of Paris Agreement

    An event named “Aspirations for Peace” was held in Hanoi on January 9 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement on ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam (Paris Peace Accords) (January 27, 1973).
  • VWU’s activities in action month for gender equality and gender-based violence prevention 2022

    Responding to “Action month for gender equality and gender-based vilence prevention 2022" from November 15 – December 15, the VWU at all levels organized various activities on gender-based violence prevention, protect women’s right protection, safety ensurance for women and children. Below are some photos of the activities.
  • Joining hands to fight violence against women and girls

    Vietnam is seen as a country achieving many positive results in narrowing the gender gap, especially in the fields of labour, employment, healthcare, and education, which have been recognised by the international community. The country is rated among the top 10 performers worldwide in implementing the United Nations Development Goal on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.
  • Honouring cultural values of Vietnamese Ao Dai

    As part of the series of activities of the Hanoi Tourism Ao Dai Festival 2022, the Hanoi Women's Union in collaboration with the Hanoi Department of Tourism organised an Ao Dai (traditional Vietnamese long dress) mass performance themed "The capital's women integrate and develop" in Hanoi on December 4.
  • Hanoi launches action month for gender equality and gender-based violence prevention

    The Hanoi Women’s Union on November 27 launched an action month for gender equality and gender-based violence prevention, under the theme “Ensuring social security, increasing empowerment and creating opportunities for women and girls to realise gender equality and eliminate gender-based violence”.
  • The Center for women and development promotes the implementation of project 8 aimed at disadvantaged women

    From October 20 to October 22, 2022, within the framework of Project 8 "Implementing gender equality and solving urgent issues for women and children", the Center for Women and Development (CWD) chaired and coordinated with Thai Nguyen Women's Union to organize the Fair "Connecting product consumption for women in ethnic minority and mountainous areas" and the Workshop on Connecting Livelihood Support Networks for Disadvantaged Women, and Women at high risk of being trafficked and returned.
  • Nestlé, Vietnam Women’s Union partner to empower women

    Based on the fruitful results of their cooperation in past years, the Vietnam Women's Union and Nestlé Vietnam signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the period of 2022 - 2027 to continue to implement a nationwide programme named "Nestlé accompanies women" in Hanoi on November 4.
  • “Happy Crescent Moon” honoring exemplary disabled couples

    On the evening of October 11, in Hanoi, the Association for the Support of Vietnamese Handicapped and Orphans (ASVHO), the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and The Vietnam National Assembly Television jointly organized the 4th "Happiness for disabled couple" with the theme of “Happy Crescent Moon”. The program took place in a warm and emotional atmosphere, aiming to honor the love and marriage of couples with disabilities.
  • Project promotes financial inclusion for ethnic minority women

    A project titled "Reach to Excel: Promoting Financial Inclusion for Ethnic Minority Women" has supported the development of more than 500 self-managed village credit savings groups (VSLA) with more than 11,000 women participating in savings and small-scale lending.
  • 30th anniversary of Tinh Thuong Microfinance Institution (TYM) 1992 – 2022

    On October 7th, 2022, at the Center for Women and Development, 20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Hanoi, the celebration of TYM’s 30th anniversary with the theme “TYM’s 30 years: Dedication & Commitment” was organized to mark the MFI’s development journey from 1992 to present.
  • Programme honours the quintessence of Ao Dai

    The Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) Central Committee organised an art programme "The Quintessence of Vietnamese Ao Dai" on October 18.
  • Vietnam Women's Museum receives portrait paintings of female journalists

    The Vietnam Women's Museum held a ceremony to receive artifacts and hold an exchange programme with the theme "Female journalists" with author and journalist Huynh Dung Nhan on June 20.
  • Japanese cultural event for children underway in Hanoi

    A Japanese cultural event is being held at the Vietnam Women’s Museum in downtown Hanoi for kids to mark International Children’s Day (June 1) and the start of the summer vacation.
  • Two female scientists receive Kovalevskaia Award 2021

    A ceremony was held on May 16 to honour two female Vietnamese scientists with the Kovalevskaia Award 2021 for their excellent contributions to scientific research.
  • Consultation workshop to introduce gender-responsive manual of National Target Programme (NTP) on socio-economic development in ethnic minority areas

    A hybrid consultation Workshop on monitoring gender mainstreaming in the NTP on socio-economic development in ethnic minority areas was organized on March 31 in Hanoi and other provinces/cities.
  • Turning wastes into cash for raising scholarship fund and supporting women in business start-up

    In response to “Building the family of 5 Without-s and 3 Clean-s” campaign and movement against plastic wastes, the Women's Union (WU) of Tran Van Thoi district (Ca Mau province) has implemented 2 practical and highly efficient models, not only helping WU members and women raise their awareness of environmental protection, but also helping women overcome their disadvantaged backgrounds, women start up, and their children receive scholarships to go to school.
  • Hoa Binh province: 30 sets of computers and thousands of warm clothes gifted to students

    Responding to the program "Internet and computers for children" launched by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and on the occasion of the Lunar New Year of Tiger in 2022, the Women's Union and Youth Union of Hoa Binh Public Security implemented the program of giving computers and warm clothes to poor children in mountainous areas.
  • VWU rewards VND 500 million for Viet Nam women's national football team

    On the afternoon of February 6, right after the Viet Nam women's national football team beat the Chinese Taipei with 2-1 score, winning a ticket to the Women's World Cup, the Vietnam Women’s Union rewarded VND 500 million (~22,000 USD) for the team.
  • Kon Tum Women’s Union launching the 2022 Program "Supporting women in border areas”

    The Kon Tum Provincial Women's Union in collaboration with the Provincial Border Guards, the Women's Unions of Ben Tre, Dong Nai and Hanoi as well as Ben Tre Border Guards launched the 2022 program "Supporting women in border areas" in 04 border communes in Dak Glei and Ngoc Hoi districts. A total fund of over 900 million VND was mobilized for this launching.
  • VWU’s New Year care for disadvantaged women and children nationwide

    In the atmosphere of approaching Vietnamese Traditional New Year (Tet), the Women's Unions at all levels have been organizing many practical and meaningful activities to care for and encourage disadvantaged women and children nationwide especially those affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.
  • “Patron-parents” Program to support orphans due to Covid-19

    In response to the call of the Vietnamese Party and State leaders on the Covid-19 pandemic prevention and VWU’s “Million gifts of love” program – providing social protection for women and children affected by COVID-19, the VWU Presidium has recently issued a plan to implement the “Patron-parents” Program to support orphans, who lost their parents due to the pandemic.
  • “Millions of affection gifts” fund-raising reaching over USD 9.6 million

    As of January 13, 2022, the program "Million affection gifts" launched by the Vietnam Women's Union has mobilized a total fund of over USD 9.6 million, equivalent to nearly 739,000 gift packs for women and children heavily affected by epidemics and natural disasters. The affection gifts have been given to the needy women, children and pandemics frontline forces.
  • TYM actively contributes to the implementation of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy

    Microfinance (MF) has been confirmed as an important tool in poverty reduction in our country. With nearly 30 years of operation in the MF, Tinh Thuong Microfinance Organization (TYM) has contributed significantly to reducing poverty as well as to promoting gender equality in Vietnam by enhancing economic power for women. MF in general and TYM in particular have been and will make important contributions to the implementation of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) in Vietnam.
  • Women's Union of Phu Tho Province to help 688 households out of poverty and to support for pandemic prevention with over 13 billion VND

    The Phu Tho WU recently holds a conference to review 2021’s works & women's movement and deploy tasks for the year 2022.
  • Female migrant workers in Hanoi receive gifts

    As many as 480 female migrant workers living in difficult circumstances received gifts worth 500,000 VND each during a programme held in Hanoi on September 18.
  • Joining hands to prevent and combat human trafficking: “Victims’ Voices Lead the Way”

    The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on July 30 co-organized a virtual conference “Joining hands to prevent and combat human trafficking” in response to this year’s World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
  • VWU’s Open letter for Program “Million gifts of great solidarity for the South to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic”

    On August 24, 2021, the Presidium of the Central Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) sent out an Open letter calling for donation to realize the goal “Millions of loving gifts for women and children in the South to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic”.
  • Parenting education to narrow gap in child care and protection

    On the morning of July 2, 2021, the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) in collaboration with Nam Dinh provincial Women’s Union held a consultation workshop on building a national program on parenting education and suggesting solutions to improve the quality of child care and development of children at pre-school age.
  • Safe vegetables and fruits supported for people affected by COVID-19

    During the past time, the model of safe vegetable production run by the Women's Union of Nghia Ha commune, Quang Ngai city (Quang Ngai province) has effectively supported the COVID-19 epidemic prevention.
  • Six authors in Mekong Delta presented Women's Innovation Award for initiatives to improve living environment

    On the morning of June 24, 2021, the Central VWU and the East Meets West organized the awarding ceremony of the contest "Innovative Women - Developing solutions to improve sanitation and access to safe water for climate change response and social inclusion” for 6 winners in the Mekong Delta region.
  • Women nationwide join hands in COVID-19 prevention and control

    In order to promptly support staffs and woman members in provinces/cities experiencing Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, the Vietnam Women's Union Presidium has issued a Plan to continue accelerating activities Women nationwide joining hands to fight against Covid-19.
  • Vietnam Women's Union awarded 25 prizes of Contest "Family safe from natural disasters and climate change"

    The contest "Family safe from natural disasters and climate change" awarded 11 collectives, 8 individuals, and 6 prizes of online voting through VWU Facebook fan page.
  • Vietnam Women's Union mobilizes resources to support women and people in COVID-19 hotspots

    On the afternoon of May 27th, the Central Vietnam Women's Union organized a ceremony to receive donations from organizations, businesses, and individuals to promptly support women and people who are affected severely by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Returned migrant women to overcome psychological, legal and financial difficulties

    A research conducted by the Vietnam Women's Union on married migrant women returning to Vietnam from Korea reveals many difficulties they face in terms of psychological, legal and financial matters.
  • Supporting for women in border and island areas and women disadvantaged by Covid-19 in Dong Thap province

    On July 5th, the Vietnam Women’s Union and the Border Guards Command organized the signing ceremony of the Program "Supporting for women in border and island areas” in the 2021-2025 period and "Supporting for women to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic" in Hong Ngu city, Dong Thap province.
  • Vietnam Women's Union is ready to cooperate in building modern and ecological agriculture

    On the morning of June 2, Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) President Ha Thi Nga attended the "Meeting on the coordination mechanism to support farmers in harvesting and selling agricultural products in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic" coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). This activity will contribute to building ecological agriculture, modern countryside, smart farmers and improving the lives of rural people.
  • “0 VND - ride" brings love to students and poor women

    “0 VND – ride” is a place where customers do not need to pay for their purchases. The place is full of books, pens, toys, instant noodles, household goods, etc. and warm hearts.
  • Capacity development for supporting women and girls with disabilities

    The Central Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) recently held a training in Ho Chi Minh City aiming to enhance capacity for members of the network supporting for women and girls with disabilities in the South.
  • Vietnamese documentary on female labourers wins prize at US film festival

    NDO – ‘Len Thanh Pho’ (Making our Place), a short documentary on women migrants in Hanoi, has won The Best Next Gen Award at the 2020 Better Cities Film Festival which was recently held in the US.
  • Women fight back against domestic violence

    BAC NINH — Nguyen Thi Na (not her real name), a 35-year-old resident of Tien Du District in northern Bac Ninh Province, has been the victim of domestic violence for about four years now.
  • “Single mothers’ voices” exhibition in Hanoi

    (VOV) - An exhibition entitled “Single mothers’ voices” is due to open at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi on March 7.

  • Father and son who ran family business trafficking women for sex are jailed

    A father and son who ran a family business of 'sexual slavery' by trafficking women into the UK then forcing them into prostitution have been jailed.

  • It's not just girls: Boys are now hitting puberty a year earlier, finds study

    Boys are on a faster track to puberty reaching the milestone an average year earlier than their fathers' generation, a study has found.

  • Birth of twins: Devil's will or double joy?

    The birth of twins is always an outstanding event. In old times it was seen as the "devil's will." For modern parents the birth of two children is a double joy. There are numerous twin-related myths concerning their health, character, and behavior. Are these myths backed up by studies of physicians and psychologists?


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  • A Woman. A Prostitute. A Slave.

    Americans tend to associate “modern slavery” with illiterate girls in India or Cambodia. Yet there I was the other day, interviewing a college graduate who says she spent three years terrorized by pimps in a brothel in Midtown anhattan.
  • Online pedophiles play real games

    Children's online pornography is rapidly developing. This is a nasty business, but it brings in lots of money. Recently, a resident of Barnaul placed an Internet ad saying that he is "leasing" a twelve-year old kid from an orphanage. He was asking 50 thousand rubles a day for the service ($1,700).

  • Miss India snags crown

    HA NOI — The Miss Earth 2010 crown was placed on 20-year-old Nicole Faria's head in the beach city of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province on Saturday night.

  • The first museum exhibition about HIV epidemic

    (CPV) – The first case of HIV was reported in Vietnam more than 20 years ago. Since then, there have been many changes in what is known about the virus, in our ability to treat the disease, and in individual and community attitudes and behaviours towards people living with HIV.

  • Excellent female speakers on HIV/AIDS

    On November 30, the final round of “National competition for Good speakers about HIV/AIDS prevention 2010” was held in Hanoi with the participation of female speakers who are about 20 years old.

  • To End Violence against Women, We Must All Join Together

    Message from Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  • New website tackles Agent Orange legacy in Vietnam

    A new website aimed at raising awareness about the continuing effects of Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam, and garnering support for a plan to address the health and environmental impact of the herbicides sprayed in Vietnam during the war.

  • Marriage to become prerogative of religious people only?

    It is an open secret that the Church recognizes only one form of close relationship between a man and a woman - legal marriage. A growing number of people believes nowadays that tying the knot is not a necessity at all, because two people can love each other and live together without paper formalities. Will marriage become a prerogative of religious couples only some time in the future?

  • Government launches website on religions

    Government Committee for Religious Affairs officially launched its website at http://www.btgcp.gov.vn, on September 27.
  • Joint Statement by Heads of UN Entities for the Launch of the International Year of Youth

    This year, 12 August marks a crucial date for young people and societies around the world. Today, we celebrate the launch of the International Year of Youth, under the theme Dialogue and Mutual Understanding. Twenty-five years ago, in 1985, we celebrated the first International Youth Year. The challenges for youth development that were identified during that year laid the foundation for the World Programme of Action for Youth, and its 15 priority areas still provide us with a useful guide to enhance the wellbeing of young women and men. While progress has been achieved in some of these areas, much remains to be done to ensure that all our youth become skilled, healthy and productive members of society.

  • Joint Statement by Heads of UN Entities for the Launch of the International Year of Youth

    This year, 12 August marks a crucial date for young people and societies around the world. Today, we celebrate the launch of the International Year of Youth, under the theme Dialogue and Mutual Understanding. Twenty-five years ago, in 1985, we celebrated the first International Youth Year. The challenges for youth development that were identified during that year laid the foundation for the World Programme of Action for Youth, and its 15 priority areas still provide us with a useful guide to enhance the wellbeing of young women and men. While progress has been achieved in some of these areas, much remains to be done to ensure that all our youth become skilled, healthy and productive members of society.

  • A snapshot of young people lives in rural areas: What they do and what they need

    Many of IFAD’s programmes target young people. Yet when we talk about involving “youth” in our programmes we often seem to forget that young women and men lead very different lives and have different needs.
  • Dak Lak expands Vietnamese-Ede bilingual teaching

    The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has set a target to have 15,000 pupils at 100 primary and secondary schools attend classes in both Vietnamese and Ede languages from now to 2015.
    The plan aims to not only help improve education quality for Ede ethnic pupils, but also preserve and develop the language and culture of the minority group.
  • Writing contest on domestic violence launched

    A nationwide writing contest, entitled ‘Say No to Domestic Violence’ has been launched in Hanoi in a move to raise the entire society’s awareness of a happy, progressive and equal life.
  • Workshop on the Measures of Prevention of Human Trafficking

    On the morning of 18th June 2010, in Hanoi, the Central Vietnam Women’s Union organized a workshop on developing the measures of prevention of human trafficking. Attending at the workshop were representatives from relating departments of the Ministry of Security, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, High Command of Border Guard, lecturers of Police Academy, Ha Noi National University, leaders of VWU departments and experts on gender and law.
  • Jobs created for 60,000 rural workers

    In the first half of 2010, provinces in the Mekong River Delta have generated jobs for 60,000 rural workers, including 17,000 ethnic people.

  • 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.