• 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.
  • Korean woman brings chalk drawing to Vietnam

    VietNamNet Bridge – A chalk drawing exhibition by Korean Woo Hyeong Hwa and three students protégés has proved to be a big hit in Hanoi with All 90 artworks sold for charity after the exhibition.

  • Vietnam targets becoming regional leader in gender equality

    The Government has issued a seven-point programme for advancing women during the country’s national industrialisation and modernisation process in an effort to turn Vietnam into a regional leader in gender equality issues by 2020.
  • Vietnam strives to obtain most progressive gender equality achievements in the region

    This is a target until 2020 in the Government’s action plan to implement resolution 11-NQ/TW of the Politburo on women in increased period of industrialization and modernization.
  • AIPA promotes gender equality

    Increasing female parliamentarians’ role in legislation is an important goal of all nations, which has been included in the working agenda of the ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) for the past years, says a senior Vietnamese legislator.
  • Lan Huong in top 5 at Miss World Model contest

    Vietnam’s representative, Nguyen Ngoc Lan Huong, was chosen as one of the top five beauties in the 2009 Miss World Model in China on November 26.
  • Russia crowned Mrs World 2009

    Seventy-six candidates from countries and territories worldwide took part in the final round and the coronation of Mrs World Pageant 2009 at the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Sport Hall on November 22.
  • Russia crowned Mrs World 2009

    Seventy-six candidates from countries and territories worldwide took part in the final round and the coronation of Mrs World Pageant 2009 at the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Sport Hall on November 22.
  • Gender equality in Vietnam discussed

    ‘The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the law on gender equality in Vietnam’ was the theme of a seminar held in Hanoi on November 24.
  • Mrs. World 2009 Chairman praises Vietnam

    VietNamNet Bridge – To prepare for the Mrs. World 2009 pageant, Mrs. World Organisation Chairman David Z. Marmel has been in Vietnam since October 28. He recently spoke with the press about the pageant.
  • 75 Mrs. World beauties to “land” in Vietnam

    VietNamNet Bridge – From November 2-5, 75 Mrs. World contestants will come to Vietnam to compete in the Mrs. World 2009 in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau.
  • 75 Mrs. World beauties to “land” in Vietnam

    VietNamNet Bridge – From November 2-5, 75 Mrs. World contestants will come to Vietnam to compete in the Mrs. World 2009 in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau.
  • Mrs World Pageant will feature Vietnam

    Jeffey Androsky, Star World’s director will be the general director on the final night of Mrs World Pageant.
  • Women Still Sidelined in Economic Decision-Making

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 27 (IPS) - Gender equality contributes to economic growth, but economic growth does not always contribute to gender equality, says the United Nations World Survey on the Role of Women in Development launched Tuesday, a message well timed in the context of the current financial crisis.
  • Traditional palm leaf conical hats preserved in Hue

    The Vietnam Women’s Union and the department of Science and Technology of central Thua Thien Hue province established the Hue Non La Association in Hue city on October 17.
  • Ao dai for Mrs. World 2009 revealed

    VietNamNet Bridge – Two Vietnamese contestants at the Mrs. World 2010 in Ba Ria – Vung Tau this November will wear reformed ao dai featuring lotus and crane, said designer Ngo Nhat Huy.
  • Northern beauty to represent VN in world pageant

    VietNamNet Bridge - Miss Vietnam Global 2009’s second runner-up Tran Thi Huong Giang has been selected to participate in the upcoming Miss World 2009 pageant, a spokesperson for US-based Rare Antibody Antigen Supply, Inc. (RAAS) announced October 23.
  • RIGHTS-AFRICA: Uganda Women Seek Gender Recovery Plan

    After two decades of war during which thousands of children were used as child soldiers and many women raped, northern Uganda’s recovery plan is to be spent on building roads rather than helping the country’s most vulnerable.
  • Vietnam’s Miss World nominees introduced

    VietNamNet Bridge – The US-based RAAS Group, which holds the right to send a Vietnamese contestant to the Miss World 2009 pageant, will select a candidate from three nominees recommended by the PL Modeling Company.
  • Vietnam may miss both Miss World and Miss Earth pageants

    VietNamNet Bridge – The Miss Earth 2009 Pageant will take place in the Philippines in two weeks. A month later, there’s the Miss World 2009 contest in South Africa. However, up to now there’s no official Vietnamese contestant for either event.
  • Reading her way to Nobel fame

    October 7 marked the culmination of a lifetime dedicated to science for Israeli chemist Ada Yonath. She became the ninth Israeli Nobel laureate and the first woman to pick up the prize for chemistry in some 45 years.

  • Outstanding women honoured

    Three female collectives and ten individuals were awarded the Vietnam Women’s Prize at a ceremony held in HCM City on October 18 to mark the 79th anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Union (October 20).
  • Can Tho woman wins music contest

    HCM CITY — Three contestants from the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta were crowned the best singers at the annual vong co contest held by HCM City Television on Thursday.
  • Photo exhibition for Vietnamese children opens in London

    A photo exhibition entitled “Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s World” opened in London , the United Kingdom , on September 29.
  • “Don’t Burn” goes to 82nd Oscars

    The film selection council and the Vietnam Cinematography Department, under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on September 29 decided to choose “Don’t Burn” directed by Dang Nhat Minh to represent Vietnam at the 82nd Oscar Awards in the US.
  • Artist celebrates women’s beauty

    Khanh aims to instill sense of respect, love.
  • Brighter Future: Launch of the National Plan of Action for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS in Viet Nam 0

    Hai Duong, 22 September 2009 - An historic event for Viet Nam’s children and the country’s future takes place today in Hai Duong. The Vietnamese Government, led by Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and Ministry of Health (MOH), in partnership with the United Nations and various international NGOs and civil society organizations, commits its support to Viet Nam’s children and families affected by HIV, through the launch of Prime Minister’s Decision No. 84 about the implementation of ‘The National Plan of Action (NPA) for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS until 2010 with a vision to 2020’.
  • Parents to blame for obese children

    HCM CITY — Parental indulgence is a major reason for the increase in the obesity rate of children, especially at the primary school level, according to nutrition experts.

  • “Ao dai” fashion show makes impression on Japanese audiences

    A collection of more than 50 Ao dai (Vietnam’s traditional dress) designed by Duc Hung left a deep impression at the Vietnamese festival in Japan recently.
  • HCM City beauty wins Mrs Viet Nam Pageant

    33-year-old mother of two beat five other finalists.
    Hoang Thi Yen of HCM City won the Mrs Viet Nam Pageant of 2009 on Saturday to become the country’s first married pageant icon.
  • Vietnamese culture promoted in Japan

    A programme aimed at promoting Vietnamese culture to Japanese friends was launched in Japan on September 17 as part of Vietnamese Cultural Month in Japan co-organised by the Vietnamese embassy in Japan and the Global Citizen Club.
  • New Report Analyses Skewed Birth Ratios in Viet Nam

    Viet Nam has experienced an unusual rapid rise of the sex ratio at birth (SRB) over the last few years. While in 2000 the SRB was at normal levels and was estimated to be 106.2 male births per 100 female births, it increased to 112.1 in 2008. The current growth of 1 point per year since 2006 means that the SRB might cross the 115 mark within three years, according to the report “Recent change in the sex ratio at birth in Viet Nam”, published by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.
  • Happy Grandparents Day!

    This week the US celebrates National Grandparents’ Day on September 13th. The celebration day, which has taken place every year since 1978 is a time to honor older people for the unique role they play in keeping families and communities strong.
  • Contestants fight it out for Mrs Vietnam title

    The final round of the Mrs Vietnam pageant kicked off on September 15 in the southern coastal city of Vung Tau, with 58 contestants competing to be crowned at the final judging on September 26.
  • Why gender and health?

    The distinct roles and behaviors of men and women in a given culture, dictated by that culture's gender norms and values, give rise to gender differences. Not all such differences between men and women imply inequity - for example, the fact that in many western societies, men generally wear trousers while women often wear skirts and dresses is a gender difference which does not, in itself, favor either group.
  • Vietnam beauty in top 15 at Miss Supranational

    Miss Supranational Vietnam Chung Thuc Quyen finished in the top half of the first-ever Miss Supranational pageant held in Plock, Poland, on September 5.
  • Choral work recognised as Vietnam record

    A 100-minute choral work titled “Luc Van Tien” went on stage on September 8 in HCM City and it was immediately recognised as the longest such musical work in Vietnam.
  • Children with disabilities find outlet in drama

    Tran Thi Nue could not help crying when she saw her hearing-impaired daughter on the stage, smiling as she played her role in a pantomime with her friends.
  • Diverse cultural activities for mid-Autumn festival in Hanoi ancient quarter

    The mid-Autumn festival in Hanoi ancient quarter will open at 7:30 pm on September 19th (the 1st day of the 8th lunar month) near Dong Xuan market.
  • Singer Ho Ngoc Ha to strut stuff at Asia song fest

    Vietnamese model cum singer Ho Ngoc Ha will be the sole Vietnamese representative attending the Asia Song Festival in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Children to enjoy free performances during Mid Autumn Festival

    A performance for children, especially those living in difficult conditions, will be held in Hanoi on October 1 to ease their pain and lift their spirits.
  • Toy museum to help protect heritage

    VietNamNet Bridge - With a dearth of traditional toys for children Nguyen Thi Huong, director of the Centre for Research and Support for Vietnamese Children (Cenforchil), says they play with imported alternatives. Huong and her staff at Cenforchil plan to establish Viet Nam’s first toy museum by early 2012 in Ha Noi.