• A Dynamic Head of a Cooperative

    In the field of growing and producing mushroom, especially mushroom mould and Linh Chi mushroom (a kind of fungus), it can be said that she is the first person who is successful in central provinces. Her success originates from the responsibility of a head of a cooperative for poor members.
  • Activities of Thanh Hoa Women’s Union

    During the 1st half of 2006, the Women’s Union of Bim Son town, in coordination with the Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development, set up saving and credit women’s groups and checked for poor households who have needs for funding to run a business and develop economy.
  • 4,000 people in 5 provinces/cities participate in a program to clean the environment

    On World Environment Day, June 5, 2006, more than 4,000 participants from the War Veterans Association, Women’s Union, Schools, Youth Union and Fatherland Front took part in a national attempt to clean every country lane and alley, repair the roads up to the hamlets and clear the bush.

  • Hand-over the van for milk preservation and transportation to Ba Vi Cattle and Pasture Research Center

    On 22nd July 2006, the Management Board of Dairy Development Project (Dairy Project) - Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) handed-over the van for milk preservation and transportation, a present of Mr. Tran Dinh Hue, a Vietnamese resident in Switzerland and Mr. Nguyen Thuong, the former Vietnamese Ambassador to Switzerland to the project. The van can carry a load of 1.25 tones and costs more than 300 million VND.

  • NCFAW Chairwoman Ha Thi Khiet visits Cambodia

    Mme. Ha Thi Khiet, Chairwoman of National Committee of Advancement for Vietnamese women, President of VWU received an invitation from the Cambodia Women’s Affairs Minister, Ms. Kantha Phavi and consequently paid a working visit to Cambodia from 10 to 13th of July, 2006.

  • Int’l Women World Fair opens

    The week-long International Women World Fair 2006 was opened yesterday in Ha Noi with the attendance of domestic female-run enterprises, embassies and NGOs working on gender equality and for women’s advancement in Viet Nam.
  • 91 Cadres Trained on Mobilization and Negociation Skills

    In June, 3 training-class were organized by TYM Fund (Micro credit Fund of Central VWU) for 91 cadres in credit principles, mobilization and negotiation skills.

  • Open letter from the Vietnam Women’s Union protesting war and devastation to civilians in the Middle East

    The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) expresses its deep concern at the recent war and violence escalation in the Middle East, which heavily harm civilians in Lebanon and Palestine, especially women and children.

  • Enhancing the Skills of about 500 Poor Women

    They are ethnic minority women, followers of religion, producers of traditional brocade, woven rattan and bamboo products and sedge mats, in 9 communes belong to Thanh Hoa, Ninh Binh, Phu Yen, Ninh Thuan, Lam Dong provinces.
  • Over 8,000 Khanh Hoa women borrow VND 39 bilion

    From various sources of capital, Khanh Hoa provinces' women's unions at all levels have helped over 8,000 women to access to loans worth VND 39 billion.
  • A New Business Model for Women in Ha Giang Province

    The Embassy of Finland and the Women’s Union of Ha Giang province signed the project “Pilot model of caged “Chiem” fish raising, opening a new business model for poor women in the province.
  • Teaching Traditional Industry to Ethnic Minority Women

    Recently, Quan Hoa Women‘s Union in Thanh Hoa Province has organized a training class to teach and develop the traditional textile industry among local ethnic minority women.

  • VWU Members are Provided with 199 Billion VND to Develop Economy

    In 2005 and the early months of 2006, Bac Ninh Women's Union at all levels combined with the Social Policy Bank to mobilize funds from other sources. This money funded 55,614 women members with more than VND 199 billion, in which, VND 112 billion is Social Policy Bank's fund equal to 56%. Districts with the largest funds are Que Vo (67,8 billion) and Yen Phong (34,6 billion).
  • United Nation’s General Secretary Kofi Annan: “A country that knows how to make use of female labors that account for over 50% of the population will not fail”

    On May 24th, 2006, Mme Ha Thi Khiet, member of the Central Party’s Committee, President of the National Committee for the Advancement of Women, President of the Vietnam Women’s Union and Mr. Jesper Morch, United Nation’s coordinator in Vietnam hosted a reception welcoming Mr. Kofi Annan, United Nation’s General Secretary and his spouse at Melia hotel. Present at the reception were women leaders of several Ministries/sectors and United Nation’s representatives in Vietnam.

  • Swedish Ambassador honoured with women insignia

    The Vietnamese Women's Union (VWU) on June 19 presented an insignia for the advancement of Vietnamese women to the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam, Anna Lindstedt, in recognition of her active support for the Vietnamese women.
  • VWU’s delegation attends WIDF’s Executive Committee Meeting in Portugal

    The 14th Congress of Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF) will be held in Venezuela in 2007 with the slogan “Women of the world - a vital force against neo-liberal globalization, imperialism, terrorism and wars for equality, economic and social justice, and peace”.
  • Spouse of UN Secretary General visits VWU’s TYM Credit Fund

    During UN Secretary General Mr. Kofi Annans official visit to Vietnam, his spouse Mrs. Nane Annan paid a visit to Branch 7 of VWU’s TYM credit fund in Me Linh district, Vinh Phuc province. She attended a meeting with women borrowers at Center 15, Branch 7 and visited 2 women borrowers at their residence.
  • Comments on the draft of Gender Equality Law

    During the 38th session of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee (March 27 - April 5, 2006), a discussion on the draft Gender Equality Law was held in the morning of March 30.
  • Letter of President of Vietnam Women’s Union sent to Minister of Malaysian Ministry on Women, Family and Community Development.

    Right after the article “Vietnamese bride was auctioned in Malaysia” was published in Tien Phong newspaper on 8th May 2006, Mme. Ha Thi Khiet – Member of Vietnam Central Party, President of the Vietnam Women’s Union, President of the National Committee for the Advancement of Women sent a letter to Mme. Dato’ Seri Shahrizat Abdul Zalil - Minister of the Malaysian Ministry on Women, Family and Community Development and Mme. Ramani Gurusamy, Vice President of the National Council of Women’s Organizations in Malaysia. Hereinafter is the full text of the letter addressed to Mme. Minister.
  • Vice President Truong Thi Khue visits Canada with the DIREG program delegation

    From 31 March – 11 April 2006, Ms. Truong Thi Khue - First Vice President of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) joined the delegation of Vietnamese partners of the program “Assistance for Institutional and Regional Development on Management in Vietnam” (DIREG) and representatives from the Ministry of Education and Training on a working visit to Canada.

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