• Exhibition focuses on Uncle Ho testament and Viet Nam films

    HA NOI — An art exhibit to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the implementation of President Ho Chi Minh’s testament opened in Ha Noi yesterday.

  • New measures to prevent child injuries debated

    Effective measures to reduce injuries to children were put forward at a symposium in northern mountainous Dien Bien province, which came to a close on Aug. 28.
  • Cultural events to celebrate national day

    VietNamNet Bridge – To celebrate Viet Nam National Day on September 2 and the 40th anniversary of the implementation of President Ho Chi Minh’s testament, various art performances will be taking place in Ha Noi and HCM City.
  • Vietnam – Korea cultural exchange: Intangible cultural heritage exhibition opens

    Nearly 100 handicraft products from the Republic of Korea, which are made by sewing, knotting and embroidery, and show the Korean custom, are being introduced at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in an exhibition entitled “Praying and Blessing”.
  • Vietnam wins Best National Dress

    VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnamese model Chung Thuc Quyen won Best National Dress for her ao tu than (four-part dress), a traditional costume from the north of Vietnam, at a National Dress event August 28, part of the Miss Supernational 2009 pageant in Poland.
  • Folk singing festival highlights traditional culture

    The third national festival of Then singing and Tinh zither performances opened in the northern province of Bac Kan on August 24 as part of various cultural activities celebrating major national events and the 60th anniversary of Bac Kan’s Liberation Day.
  • Working parents pay to have children ferried to school

    A range of new services to collect children from school are lessening the pressure on busy working parents.
  • Vietnam-Japan Cultural Exchange Days open in Hoi An

    The 7th “Vietnam-Japan Cultural Exchange Days” festival opened in Hoi An, in the central province of Quang Nam on August 14.
  • Colours of the Lo Lo ethnic group

    Cloud covered Lung Cu commune in Dong Van district of Ha Giang province, Vietnam’s Northernmost point. The commune has a small hamlet, Lo Lo Chai, with only 81 households and slightly more than 300 people. Seen from the Lung Cu flag pole, the hamlet is so tiny, it fits within one’s peripheral view.
  • Cooperation between Faith-Based Organizations and UNFPA Critical to Maternal Health, Say Groups

    UNITED NATIONS — Partnerships between faith-based organizations and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, are critical to enhancing efforts to reduce maternal deaths and end violence against women.
  • Giving Special Attention to Girls and Adolescents

    Because discrimination on the basis of sex often starts at the earliest stages of life, greater equality for the girl child and the adolescent girl are necessary first steps to ensuring that women have equal rights later in life. UNFPA recogn izes that the world is different for girls than it is for boys, and programme approaches must reflect this.
  • Caring for the Ones Who Care for Others

    Women give life, love and care to children, help to build and take care of the home, and feed and clothe their loved ones. In most of the developing world, women are additionally responsible for the agricultural production and local trade that help sustaine their local economies. Women also weave the social fabric of their communities – working together to support schools, organize community events and help to look after neighbours in need.
  • Vietnam hosts first int’l gong festival

    The Gia Lai Provincial People’s Committee held a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City on August 7 to announce the first international gong festival to be held in Vietnam.
  • Decree to promote gender equality

    New regulations regarding gender equality violations will come into effect on August 1, according to a new decree by the Prime Minister.
  • Vu Hoang Diep crowned Miss International Beauty

    Vu Hoang Diep was crowned at the final round of the Miss International Beauty held in China on August 1.
  • Decree to promote gender equality

    New regulations regarding gender equality violations will come into effect on August 1, according to a new decree by the Prime Minister.
  • UNESCO experts back ca tru singing for world heritage status

    Two UNESCO experts have said that that the ca tru singing tradition meets five standards for being recognized as the world intangible cultural heritage of urgent protection, according to a senior official.
  • 57 songs about the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi

    Hanoi City People’s Committee has received 57 songs, and many poems, writings and notes by 23 writers in response to the campaign to create literature and art work to mark the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.

  • Seven foreign cities to attend 1000th Thang Long–Hanoi anniversary

    The 1000th great anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi and the National Tourism Year 2010 in Hanoi will attract the participation of seven member cities of the Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia (CPTA), said the Hanoi Culture, Sports and Tourism Department.
  • 57 songs about the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi

    Hanoi City People’s Committee has received 57 songs, and many poems, writings and notes by 23 writers in response to the campaign to create literature and art work to mark the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.

  • Artist inspired by all types of women

    Artist Bui Tien Tuan’s paintings of Vietnamese women are nothing like the traditionally demure images often seen in art galleries.

  • Involving Men in Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Reproductive Health

    Women cannot achieve gender equality and sexual and reproductive health without the cooperation and participation of men. It is men who usually decide on the number and variety of sexual relationships, timing and frequency of sexual activity and use of contraceptives, sometimes through coercion or violence. The 'feminization' of the AIDS pandemic is a sad reminder that in many places women do not have the power to protect their own health.
  • Free surgery provided to children with facial deformity

    Around 100 children who suffered from hare lips and cleft palates in the north area of Vietnam will be given free surgeries at the Vietnam – Cuba Hospital from July 13 to 17.
  • Promoting the effects of Happy Family Clubs 2 years after the Provincial Women’s Congress Resolution

    Being aware of the significance and the importance of family, over the past years, WUs of all levels carried out different activities to support women in building “plentiful, equal, progressive, happy families”, which is considered as a key and permanent task.
  • The first Vietnam ‘Ao dai’ Association Congress

    In the afternoon of June 12, the first Vietnam ‘Ao dai’ Association Congress took place with the participation of more than 230 women representatives of Thua Thien Hue province and Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Deputy PM Trong visits HIV/AIDS children

    Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong visited and presented gifts to children with HIV/AIDS at the Labour Education Centre Number 2 in Ba Vi district, Hanoi, on May 29.

  • Vietnam’s fertility rate remains steady and below replacement level: UNFPA

    The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) continued to fall below the replacement level and reached 2.08 children per woman, said the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Vietnam 2008 Population Booklet published recently.

  • UN funds 4.5 million USD project on gender equality

    A workshop held in Hanoi on May 27, on ways of working with the UN in the future to advance gender equality for the 2009-11 period.

  • Vietnam calls for greater efforts to protect children in armed conflicts

    A Vietnamese representative to the United Nations Security Council has called on the United Nations and the international community to do more for children caught in armed conflicts.
  • Project gives children a fighting chance

    Childcare advice is being given to poor parents in remote areas in 13 provinces under a project launched by the Ministry of Education and Training and the Viet Nam Women’s Union.
  • Hope for elderly victims of HIV

    Cam Giang spends time with a special club in Vinh Tuy Ward, where old folks infected with HIV get a new lease on life through vocational training and activities such as baloon folding.
  • Bright young stars rejuvenate old art

    "Everything that I am is due to the love of my fans," said cai luong (refomed opera) performer Thanh Ngan after winning the award for Favourite TV Cai Luong Artist presented by HCM City Television (HTV) last weekend.
  • 1,000 scholarships for poor, disabled children

    The Bao Viet Life Insurance Corp. will present 1,000 scholarships totaling 500 million VND to poor and disabled children, AO victims and children of martyrs and wounded soldiers with outstanding academic performance results this year.

  • The Legend of Truong Son goes on air

    As a documentary and chronicle, “The Legend of Truong Son” is a story about the historical trail told by living witnesses. The film is being broadcasted on the HCM City Television (HTV) as of April.
  • “1,000-Year Flow” to celebrate 1,000th Thang Long – Hanoi Anniversary

    Dao Anh Khanh and a group of contemporary artists in Hanoi will celebrate the 1,000th Thang Long – Hanoi anniversary with the “1,000-Year Flow” program, which will take place within one year.

  • TV series spotlights inspirational women

    Audiences around the country will have a better understanding of the philosophy "living is sharing" after listening to stories about inspirational women on the show Vuot Len So Phan (Winning Destiny), a new programme to be aired every Monday on VTV9 next week.

  • Vietnam gives top priority to gender equality, says official

    The Vietnamese Government has been making every possible effort to boost women’s advancement in all fields, a Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs told the ‘Nora’s Sisters’ seminar in Hanoi on March 27.

  • Vice President hopes for Japanese assistance to deformed children

    Vietnam hopes to receive further Japanese support for patients with cleft palates, said Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan while receiving Yukihisa Hirano, chairman of the Japanese Cleft Palate Association, in Hanoi on February 27.

  • UN aid for population, housing census in VN

    The United Nations will help monitor Viet Nam’s population and housing census to be carried out from April 1-15.

  • Welfare program to meet people’s basic needs

    The government will ensure sustainable assistance to poor people to prevent them from falling into destitution, according to a draft of a 2011-2020 welfare program released by the social affairs ministry Wednesday.

  • 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.
  • Vietnamese Traditions

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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.
  • 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.