• Ancient rules requiring women to obey men undercut new laws

    HA NOI — The anti-domestic violence law went into effect last year, but many couple confess that they do not care to abide by the law.
  • Vietnam Women’s Union attends the 8th ACW Meeting and ACWO Board Meeting in Brunei Darussalam

    At the invitation of the Development Department of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Brunei Darussalam, as the President of the ASEAN Confederation of ASEAN Women’s Organizations (ACWO) 2008-2010, the Vietnam Women’s delegation headed by Mrs. H’Ngam Nie K’Dam, its Vice-president attended the 8th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Women titled “Reducing Feminization of women with a Right-based approach” and the ACWO Board Meeting in Brunei Darussalam during 2-4 Nov.2009.
  • Some news from the Gathering among the examplary presidents of local women’s unions

    On 13th Oct. 2009, 150 delegates who won the Awards of “Excellent local WU’s President” from all the 63 provinces/cities throughout the country had participated in the seminars in order to share their experiences on carrying out the women’s movement and 6 main tasks of the WUs at their local level.
  • Dong Thap Provincial Women’s Union: Exemplary Women Entrepreneurs Gathering

    On the occasion of 79th Anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Union (20 October, 1930 – 20 October, 2009), on 19 October, 2009, Dong Thap Provincial Women’s Union organized a gathering of nearly 200 exemplary women entrepreneurs from the province.
  • Thua Thien Hue Provincial Women’s Union: Presenting Gifts to the Poor Women Living in Dam River Area.

    On the occasion of the 79th Anniversary of the Foundation Day of Vietnam Women’s Union, 20th October, Thua Thien Hue Provincial Women’s Union, in collaboration with Prudential Life Insurance Company, Hue Branch, organized a dialogue and gifts hand-over to poor women living in the Dam river area of Thua Thien Hue.
  • The Launching Ceremony of “Supporting in Building Affection Houses”

    On the occasion of the 79th Anniversary of Foundation Day of the Vietnam Women’s Union, 20th October, Vietnam Women’s Union, in collaboration with Vietnam Television and Chau Giang Company, organized the Launching Ceremony of “Supporting in Building Affection Houses” in 2009.
  • Bac Ninh province organizes a contest on becoming a good HIV/AIDS communicator

    The Health Department of Bac Ninh province in combination with the Steering Committee on AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Prevention and Control in Luong Tai district, Bac Ninh organized a contest on becoming a good HIV/AIDS communicator in September.
  • Women’s festival day for community

    October 20th 2009 marked the 79th anniversary of Vietnamese Women’s Day. In order to promote the tradition of solidarity, community cooperation and encourage for those who are in difficulties, “Women’s festival day for community” was organized simultaneously in 24 urban/suburban districts of Ho Chi Minh City on October 10th 2009.
  • Women’s charity housing movement benefits thousands

    A movement launched by the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) has raised almost VND54 billion to build 4,590 charity houses for poor women across the country over the past year.
  • Lack of male teachers reinforces stereotypes

    Chu Hoang Tung’s parents were very surprised to see a man teaching their son’s class when Tung entered the fifth grade at Le Ngoc Han Primary School.
  • Statue of Vietnamese women inaugurated in Hanoi

    The statue of Women of ‘Three Responsibilities’ was inaugurated in the centre of Phung town, Dan Phuong district, Hanoi on October 8 to mark the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.
  • Dialogue “Voices of the Older Women”

    On September 18th, in honor of the International Day of Older Persons October 1st, the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU), in cooperation with the Vietnam Association for the Elderly (VAE) and the Research Center for Ageing Support (RECAS) held a Dialogue entitled “Voices of the Older Women”.
  • Writing compassionate words for children with HIV

    (CPV) – To continue the success of the “Writing compassionate words” for the first time, the charitable fund of VinaGame in collaboration with social network http://me.zing.vn, will launch “Writing compassionate words” 2, which will last from September 20 to November 20, 2009.
  • Heavy burdens for schoolchildren

    When preparing for her son’s first day at school, one mother weighed her first grader’s schoolbag. It weighed 2.7 kilos.
  • Training on women’s union work for key local cadres

    Implementing the 2009 work plan, the standing committee of Ha Nam provincial Women’s Union organized a training class on “improving knowledge on state management and women’s union work” for 232 women who are full time women’s union cadres and key cadres at local women’s unions of Ha Nam province from 28th July to 1st August 2009.
  • Initial results of loans from Supporting Fund for Poor Women in Suoi Da commune

    Suoi Da is a rural, large and populous commune of Duong Minh Chau district, Tay Ninh province. More than 90% of the households are doing agricultural works. The number of poor households is 511 (equivalent to 17% total households), among which, there are 122 poor female-headed households.
  • Training course on skills of law communication and dissemination

    Under the framework of the project “Law and life club” (LARC II) to improve capacity of the women’s union, Bac Kan provincial Women’s Union organized a training course on skills of law communication and counseling for its staff and the staff of local justice organs. This project is funded by CARE International in Vietnam in collaboration with Bac Kan provincial Women’s Union and was implemented at Cho Moi and Na Ri districts from June 2007.
  • Evaluation Meeting of five- year implementation of entrusted loans for poor households and beneficiaries of social policies

    Recently, Quang Binh provincial Women’s Union organized a meeting to evaluate 5 year implementation of providing entrusted loans for poor households and beneficiaries of social policies and commence the work plan for the last 6 months of 2009.
  • Awarding the honour medals “For the development of Vietnamese Women” to 3 German experts

    In July 4th 2009, the VWU Presidium awarded the honour medal “For the development of Vietnamese women” – a noble prize of VWU to 3 German experts: Mr. Niclaus Bergman, Acting manager of Saving Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC)/Sparkasee Essen Bank, Mr. Klaus Remmer, Manager of Sparkasee Essen’s Service Center, coordinator of the TYM project; & Mr. Joerg Teumer, TYM project’s consultants team leader, to recognize their contributions to promote and strengthen the cooperation and assistance towards the VWU in general and TYM Fund in particular in supporting poor women through credit & saving activities.

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