• Kindergarten kids learn gender equality

    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.
  • UN-Vietnam joint programme on strengthening gender equality signed

    On the eve of International Women’s Day (8 March) the United Nations in Viet Nam is calling for concerted efforts to tackle violence against women and girls in Viet Nam. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, ‘Women and Men: United to End Violence against Women’ is a call to action underpinning a global campaign launched by the UN Secretary-General in February 2008.
  • Signed the joined program to promote the implementation of Resolution No. 11-NQ/TW

    On the morning of January 2nd 2009, representative of MOET and VWU came together to promote the implementation of Resolution No. 11-NQ/TW of the Politburo on “women’s mobilization in promoting national industrialization and modernization”. Together, they signed a joined program for its implementation in both education and training sectors.
  • “A Millennium Wish” – A manually embroidered painting break record

    Artisans of the XQ embroidery company is planning to create a monumental manually embroidered painting named “A Millennium Wish” and present it as a gift to the Hanoi city on the occasion of its 1,000th founding anniversary. Luong Nguyen tells more.
  • Ngoc Anh – ASEAN golden vocalist

    Born in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh, Ngoc Anh has developed her singing talent since she was very small. Her childhood performances were introduced on national TV for several times. Nguyen Thu Hien writes.
  • Nguyen Lan Ha: Two Golden Kite Awards in eight years

    A Golden Kite Award was presented to Nguyen Lan Ha for the best supporting role when she was only 12, and another presented for the main actress role when she was 20, Lan Ha is a rising star in Vietnam’s film-making art. Phan Thanh Phong writes.
  • 1,000-year-old ploughing festival restored

    The Tich Dien Doi Son Festival (King’s Ploughing Festival), which was initiated more than 1,000 years ago to promote agriculture, has been restored in the northern province of Ha Nam.
  • Where is the real Quan Ho?

    VietNamNet Bridge – The current Lim Festival is very bustling, attracting thousands of visitors. Quan ho is sung everywhere from houses to boats. People, including cultural experts, are optimistic about the development of Quan ho.
  • Vietnam may not join Miss World, Miss Universe 2009

    VietNamNet Bridge – Elite Vietnam has refused to repurchase the copyright to send Vietnamese candidates to the Miss World, Miss Universe 2009 pageants. This means that Vietnam may miss the two big beauty contests this year.
  • Travel writing contest begins

    VietNamNet Bridge – Anyone who can write in Vietnamese is invited to participate in a writing contest with the theme of travel in Viet Nam.
  • Feature Item: Legislation on violence against women

    “Violence against women is always a violation of human rights; it is always a crime; and it is always unacceptable.” — United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
  • Taking home a "non la" - that is, to take a piece of VietnamTaking home a "non la" - that is, to take a piece of Vietnam

    "Non la” (translated as “conical hat”) is not only a normal hat, but also one of Vietnam’s symbols of charm
  • Women's Ao Dai - Symbol of Vietnamese Beauty

    The history of women's ao dai, a costume characteristic of Vietnam, is also the story of changes in cultural life of Vietnamese people.
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  • Vietnam sees increase of 25% in tourists from ASEAN

    Since early this year, a number of tourists from ASEAN countries traveling to Vietnam has increased by 21%, surpassing the growth of 10.6% in the total number of international tourists to Vietnam.

  • Miss Vietnam Mai Phuong Thuy to be awarded Miss Charity

    She will be awarded during the final night of the Miss Vietnam 2008 which will be held on August 31.

  • “Clouds and Sunshine”

    Entitled “Clouds and Sunshine”, the fashion collection by Dao Le Dieu Anh shows the beauty of nature. After the rain in summer, the sky becomes clear with bright sunshine and floating white and grey clouds.

  • 30 contestants to vie for Miss Vietnam title

    Thirty young women will participate in the final round of the Miss Vietnam beauty contest to take place at the Hoai River Square in the ancient city of Hoi An from August 19 to 30.
  • Miss Tourism Vietnam 2008 crowned

    Phan Thi Ngoc Diem beat 35 contestants to become the new Miss Tourism Vietnam at the pageant’s finale held Saturday at Ho Chi Minh City’s Phan Dinh Phung Sports Complex.
  • Tay Son - Binh Dinh Festival 2008: a chance for promote culture

    For the first time, Binh Dinh central province will host big cultural festival named Tay Son – Binh Dinh with theme “Converging and Development”. This is a good chance to promote special culture of the land of martial arts.
  • Vietnam to host Miss World

    A signing ceremony on the organisation of Miss World 2010 in Vietnam took place in Ho Chi Minh City on July 9.
  • Ho Ngoc Ha wins golden album

    The contest organised by HTV in collaboration with Cat Tien Sa Co. was held since 2006 to recognize new best albums of Vietnamese singers of the month and the year.
  • Tổ chức Chiến dịch truyền thông phòng chống buôn bán phụ nữ, trẻ em

    Tại Trường tiểu học "B" Khánh Bình (An Phú, An Giang), Hội Liên hiệp Phụ nữ tỉnh An Giang phối hợp Hội Phụ nữ vì Hòa bình và phát triển 2 tỉnh Tàkeo, Kandal (vương quốc Campuchia)vừa tổ chức chiến dịch truyền thông phòng chống buôn bán phụ nữ, trẻ em.
  • Vietnam – UNDP co-operation on women cadres training

    Representatives from the Foreign Ministry of Vietnam and the United Nations Development Programme on July 21 signed a document on the project called Empowerment of Women in the Public Sector in the Context of International Economic Integration.
  • PM calls for more attention to family planning

    Spotlighting a surge in the number of women having a third child since the beginning of the year, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the entire government system to implement population and family planning policies.
  • Vietnam image advertised through Miss Universe pageant 2008

    Nearly one billion from 170 countries and territories worldwide watched the crowning ceremony of the Miss Universe pageant 2008 through television broadcast live from Diamond Bay resort of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa. Together with beauty queens, natural landscapes, culture imbued with national identity and hospitable people of Vietnam has been advertised worldwide.
  • Vietnam Children Choir wins silver at 5th World Choir Games

    Vietnam Children Choir (VCC) has won the silver medal at the fifth World Choir Games (WCG) held in Graz, Austria from July 9 to 19.
  • New forms of family appear: survey

    The first national survey on Vietnamese families was released on June 26, revealing surprising information. Notably, there are a lot of parents who don’t pay attention to their children and domestic violence exists in a high number of families.
  • Gender stereotyping results in male teacher shortages

    Six-year-old Nguyen Khanh Linh is astonished to see a television cartoon of a male bear teaching a class.
  • Value of women’s house work evaluated

    Vietnamese women spend up to thrice as much time on unpaid housework compared to men, according to a recent survey conducted by Healthbrigde Canada and the Institute for Social Development Studies.

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