• Vietnam ranks first in the region for gender equity

    VietNamNet Bridge - United Nations Resident coordinator in Vietnam, John Hendra declared Vietnam a leader in gender equity at a meeting in Hanoi on March 9 to announce a 2010 human development report (HDR).

  • Men’s desire for sons boosts births

    Dissemination of gender equality information remains the most important tool to minimising the gender imbalance and soaring growth of the population, according to the director of the Population and Family Planning General Department Nguyen Ba Thuy.

  • Kindergarten kids learn gender equality

    VietNamNet Bridge – Five-year-old Yen is pretending to be a traffic policewoman, directing her classmates in imaginary cars through an intersection, while in another corner of the kindergarten in Me town a boy plays with plastic dishes and a toy stove
  • Chi Minh’s life highlighted at Argentina symposium

    Hundreds of Argentinean scholars, politicians, artists and friends of Vietnam attended a symposium in Buenos Aires on June 18 to explore Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh’s life, revolutionary cause and thoughts.

  • Vietnam ranks first in the region for gender equity

    VietNamNet Bridge - United Nations Resident coordinator in Vietnam, John Hendra declared Vietnam a leader in gender equity at a meeting in Hanoi on March 9 to announce a 2010 human development report (HDR).
  • EC launches painting contest about gender equality

    VietNamNet Bridge – The European Commission has launched an international painting contest focusing on gender equality under the sponsorship of Belgium Princess Mathilde, for the third time.
  • International book fair about Vietnam’s one thousand year old capital anniversary third Vietnamese exhibition

    – a fair on international books in 2010 will be held in Hanoi under the theme “Celebrating 1,000 years of Thang Long – Hanoi” from sept 17-21.
  • City club helps female artists bond and grow

    HCM CITY — Whether they are landscapes, abstract, surreal or still life paintings; whether they depict life's turbulence or its beauty, they all carry a distinct female perspective.
  • Women capture capital's charm

    HA NOI — Colourful photographs of the capital captured by expatriate members of the Ha Noi International Women's Club (HIWC) are on display at the organisation's annual photo exhibition and contest.
  • Vietnam looks to promote equal rights: Deputy Minister

    Viet Nam has striven to promote gender equality, particularly in the pubic sector, Nguyen Thanh Hoa, deputy minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said in a report to the UN in New York on Tuesday.
  • 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).