• Nguyen Dieu Hoa makes top five in Mrs World contest

    Mrs Vietnam, Nguyen Dieu Hoa, made the top five in the Mrs World Contest held in Kaliningrat, Russia from June 14-29.
  • Action Month for Population and Family Planning launched

    The Ministry of Health has launched Action Month for Population and Family Planning from July 1 – 31 on the occasion of the World Population Day (July 11).
  • Vietnam introduces first association to protect child rights

    Vietnam ’s first national association dedicated to protecting the rights of Vietnamese children made its debut in Hanoi on June 10.
  • Vietnam praised for gender equality achievements

    A series of strong mechanisms and policies have brought about remarkable gender equality achievements in Vietnam , earning international praise, said an official of the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
  • The Custom of Worshipping the Mother of the Nation

    Very few nations in the world have the custom of worshipping the mother of the country, as is done in Vietnam . This custom not only reflects the Vietnamese people’s traditional culture and belief but also their gratitude and respect for the loyalty to the ancestors.
  • An Area Famous for Brocade Weaving

    Located more than 20km from Cao Bang Township, Cao Bang Province, along road 203, Nuoc Hai Town in Hoa An District has for a long time been famous for the brocade weaving craft. Its products, including bags, shawls, bedspreads, blankets, etc., not only serve in the daily life of local people but also become beautiful souvenirs for tourists.
  • The “Gold Woman” of Vietnam’s Electricity Sector

    For the first time, the huge 220KV-transformer, 140 tonnes in weight with nearly one thousand separate parts, was produced by a female Vietnamese engineer.
  • Gender imbalance at alarming stage

    Sociologists have rung the alarm bell at the current significantly higher rate of male newborns over female newborns in Vietnam
  • Making a global diva

    Model-actress Thanh Hang has turned heads and dropped jaws cat-walking her way onto the world stage.
  • Folk artist reveals the evolution of her art

    Award-winning artist Thanh Ngoan is renowned for her cheo (traditional opera), xam (folk music) and ca tru (ceremonial singing) performances. Ngoan speaks with Hien Ngoc about her passion for her art and her ideas on preserving Vietnamese culture.
  • Women’s Union tackles domestic violence

    Negative male attitudes towards women have been blamed for the prevalence of domestic violence in Viet Nam.
  • Huong pagoda festival draws droves

    The cold weather couldn’t keep thousands of pilgrims and tourists away from the Huong Pagoda Festival, the nation’s longest and most elaborate annual festival that opened on February 12 morning in the northern province of Ha Tay.
  • Three sites nominated as natural wonders

    Ha Long Bay, Mt. Fansipan and Phong Nha Cave have been nominated as “new natural wonders of the world” in the first round of a contest sponsored by the New Wonders organisation.
  • Two Trung Sisters' Uprising marked

    A meeting was held on February 12 in Me Linh district, northern Vinh Phuc province to mark the 1968th anniversary of the Two Trung Sisters' Uprising.
  • Ford Foundation sponsors Hue Festival

    The US Ford Foundation has granted US $100,000 to a biennial festival in the imperial Hue City which is scheduled for June 3-11.
  • 219th anniversary of Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da victory celebrated nationwide

    A festival was held at the Dong Da Park in Dong Da district, Hanoi, on February 11 to mark the 219th anniversary of Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da Victory led by national hero Nguyen Hue.
  • Fashion and light show at Hoan Kiem Lake for New Year’s Eve

    A special programme combining light effects, music and fashion named “Hanoi – a City of Peace, Hoan Kiem Lake – a Shining Pearl” will be performed at the Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake during the New Year’s Eve.
  • Mother, infant deaths fall dramatically

    The mortality rate for mothers has dropped from 95 per 100,000 in 2001 to 80 per 100,000 this year and from 35 per 100,000 to 17 per 100,000 for infants.
  • Seminar raises alarm on gender disproportion in Vietnam

    A trend in gender imbalance among newborns has risen in many Asian countries, including Vietnam, said Ian Howie, representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam, at a seminar in Hanoi on December 20.
  • Legislators want family violence law

    Legislators at the 12th National Assembly said on November 1 that a Family Violence Prevention Law is urgently needed.