• Tourism strategy to promote gender equality

    The national tourism development strategy for 2020 spotlights gender equality as a key element for a green and sustainable industry.
  • Public awareness of domestic violence rising

    The Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee has coordinated with the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development in a project to combat domestic violence.
  • Cai luong star headlines women’s day celebration

    A open-air cai luong (reformed theatre) performance starring one of the city’s most talented young artistes will be held at the Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 on Sunday.
  • Silver Lotus winner impresses audiences

    Based on a contemporary short story, an award-winning Vietnamese film about the tragic life of a selfless wife has captured the imaginations of local and international film fans.
  • More women choosing to work, but gender equality remains a long way off

    Despite signs of progress in gender equality over the past 15 years, there is still a significant gap between women and men in terms of job opportunities and quality of employment, according to a new report by the International Labour Office (ILO).
  • 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).