• Investment in children now benefits future

    Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung emphasised the Government’s investment in children is a guarantee of the nation’s future.
  • Hat Xoan wins new international admirers

    Documents referring to Hat xoan must be submitted to the UNESCO prior to March 31 2010 for it to be considered for recognition by the world cultural heritage in 2011. However, it took until mid-January, the first international workshop on Hat Xoan to be held in Viet Tri city, Phu Tho province, the home of Hat xoan.
  • Vietnam’s costumes at int’l beauty contests

    VietNamNet Bridge – This year many Vietnamese men and women participated in international beauty pageants, but they treated investments in costumes lightly, especially in traditional garments.
  • Festival commemorates Mother Au Co

    The festival of Temple worshiping Lady Au Co, who is believed the mother of the Vietnamese people, kicked off on February 20 at Hien Luong commune, Ha Hoa district, northern midland province of Phu Tho, to celebrate the creation of the Vietnamese people in the lead-up to the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long- Hanoi.
  • Ministry cracks down on gender selection

    The Vietnamese Government is so concerned about population imbalances created by pre-natal gender selection it plans to fine those storing, distributing or selling any literature or CDs relating to the subject up to VND40 million (US2,200).
  • Women and Confucianism

    Ancient rules requiring women to obey men undercut new laws

  • Fund for Gender Equality Announces More Than US$9 million in Grants to Advance Women’s Economic and Political Empowerment Worldwide

    Gender Equality Efforts by Civil Society and Governments in 26 Countries to Be Supported
  • Over 1.9 million USD for gender equality activities

    More than 1.9 million USD will be earmarked to carry out 43 gender equality activities under the 2010 Vietnam-UN joint action programme.
  • Nearly US$2 million for gender equality

    More than US$1.9 million will be earmarked for the implementation of 43 gender equality activities under the 2010 Vietnam-UN joint action programme, according to a seminar jointly held by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in Hanoi on Dec. 21
  • National Programme of Action to Promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

    Ha Noi, 21 December, 2009 – Pursuant to the Law on Gender Equality, the Government of Viet Nam has recently approved a National Programme of Action to 2020 to support the empowerment and advancement of women in the current period of accelerating industrialization and modernization of the country. This document codifies the government’s commitments to eliminate gender inequalities, and reinforces the recognition of women’s significant contributions to socio-economic development and poverty eradication.