• Stricter enforcement sought on child labour laws

    HCM CITY — Harsher punishments should be meted out to those who exploit children, according to Le Thi Xuan Lang, deputy chief inspector of HCM City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DoLISA).

  • New Initiative to Address Sexual Violence Against Girls Launched at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

    Collaboration Among Leading Public and Private Sector Organizations Formed to Bring International Attention to this Injustice
  • Sixteen prosecuted for selling children

    NAM DINH — The People’s Court of Nam Dinh Province has put 16 people on trial for allegedly selling 266 babies for foreign adoption.
  • Vietnamese in Africa

    Although there are only 10,000 Vietnamese people in Africa and most of them are now resident in Angola, they have made a great contribution to the development of their host countries in many different fields.
  • Draft law aims to give disabled a better deal

    HA NOI — Lawmakers yesterday pored over the draft law for People with Disabilities with the aim of encouraging businesses and social organisations to improve relations with disabled persons.

  • Government plans for children affected by HIV/AIDS

    Vietnam plans to spend VND 97.4 billion on a national action plan for children affected by HIV/AIDS from now until 2010 in a bid to ensure that most of them will have their needs met by 2020.
  • Hearing-impaired kids talk about sex

    Sexual and reproductive health materials for the deaf contain nothing more than male and female physiologies and hygiene and puberty. More is needed as Ta Thu Giang reports.
  • Over 10,000 walk to raise funds for poor children

    More than 5,000 people in HCM City’s district 1 participated in a charity walk on September 20 to raise funds for poor children.
  • Prevent a danger of being infected with HIV among young people

    (CPV) - Young people are an important labour force of society, and have a big impact on the development of the country and the future of the nation. Therefore, it is alarming when the trend of people infected with HIV in Vietnam is becoming younger.
  • Sixteen prosecuted for selling children

    NAM DINH — The People’s Court of Nam Dinh Province has put 16 people on trial for allegedly selling 266 babies for foreign adoption.
  • Disadvantaged children enjoyed happiness and smiles during the mid-autumn festival

    Following previous note-worthy events two years ago, GE movie night 2009 particularly for underprivileged children took place in Hanoi on September 25 and in Ho Chi Minh City on September 26.
  • Ethnic minority children in Thua Thien – Hue enjoy new kindergarten rooms

    Ta Oi and Van Kieu ethnic minority children have new kindergarten rooms built by the sweat of US veterans in partnership with Boeing Company and the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation.
  • Violence against women

    The former Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dr. Yakin Ertürk, has brought her term as mandate holder to a close with a call to States to accept the challenges of accountability, implementation and compliance which would give full effect to measures prohibiting violence against women.
  • Vietnamese student wins second prize at UPU’s 2009 international letter-writing competition for young people

    A young girl from Vietnam, 13-year-old Nguyen Dac Xuan Thao, from Nguyen Hue school in the central city of Da Nang, won the second prize at UPU’s 2009 international letter-writing competition for young people, for a “beautifully structured letter.”
  • Vietnam War-era bomb kills boy, injures father

    A boy was killed and his father seriously injured Tuesday when a bomb exploded near them as they dug a pond in Ha Tinh Province.
  • Companies abuse female migrant workers

    Many factory workers forced to do extra work without extra pay - and unions often take no action.
  • Communication festival for youth clubs looking at population, family planning and HIV/AIDS combat in 2009

    A festival of communication for youth clubs examining population, family planning and HIV/AIDS combat organized by the Northern Adolescents Center under the Communist Youth Union Central Committee in Thanh Hoa province on August 29.
  • Women still lack equality at work

    Female labourers are still not treated fairly by many companies in HCM City and Dong Nai Province, even though the State has created policies to protect them, women workers and their representatives told the National Assembly’s Committee for Social Issue last week.
  • WITFOR: opportunity for Vietnam’s Information Technology

    Taking place on August 26-28 in Hanoi, WITFOR 2009 has been long awaited with opportunities to learn from management experiences and calling for cooperation, investment and support for information technology and communications in Vietnam.

  • Campaign to stem trafficking of women, children

    The women’s union of the southern province of An Giang joined with two women’s unions from Cambodia to launch an educational campaign to combat trafficking in women and children on August 12.
  • Henry Parr interviews NAELA GABR, chair of U.N. Committee on CEDAW

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - For the last 10 days, experts from the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) have been reviewing the status of women's rights in 11 countries.
  • Vietnamese children propose actions to tackle climate change

    More than a hundred children and young people from 21 provinces around the country took part in a two-day (August 5-6) sensitization workshop on the topic of climate change and children in Hanoi.
  • “From Crisis to Growth: Implications and Opportunities for Women”

    This was the theme of a seminar held in Hanoi on August 5 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • Vietnam actress to study at top US arts school

    Film star Hong Anh will begin a three-week acting course in the US on July 15 at the invitation of the John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Acts.

  • Over VND 7.7 trillion in housing support for the poor

    Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tran Nam has announced the number of poor families who will enjoy housing support based on the Prime Minister’s Decision 167/2008/QD-TTg. Accordingly, over 480,000 poor families will be given support for housing, with a total capital of over VND 7.7 trillion.

  • Mrs World 2009 pageant to be held in Vietnam

    The pageant aims to honour women who are beautiful and successful and have much contributed to the society.

  • Seminar discusses prevention of trafficking in women and children

    More than 150 representatives of women’s union chapters from 63 provinces and cities nationwide gathered at a seminar in central Hue city on July 26 to discuss solutions to prevent trafficking of women and children.
  • Draft law sets minimum age for VN seniors at 60

    Ha Noi — Under the leadership of Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly, Tong Thi Phong, the NA Standing Committee yesterday discussed the draft Law on Health Examination and Treatment and the Law on the Elderly.
  • Mrs. Vietnam 2009 getting nearer

    The first-ever pageant for married women in Vietnam will see the participation of several beauty queens of previous pageants for single women. However, their names will be announced after the preliminary round, August 15, said the organising board.
  • 26 countries register to attend 2009 Mrs World Pageant

    Twenty-six out of 85 countries have registered to send contestants to the 2009 Mrs World Pageant, which will be held in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau in November, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
  • Nearly 1.6 billion to support heroic mothers and wounded soldiers

    A program to give savings books to Vietnamese heroic mothers and wounded soldiers on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the Vietnamese Day for Wounded Soldiers and Martyrs (July 27) has received the support of 30 enterprises across the country, with a total capital of VND 1.585 billion VND.

  • CARE helps poor women to improve knowledge of the law

    A project to help increase knowledge of the law among poor women, with support from the UK’s CARE International organisation, proved to be useful, said a seminar held in Hoa Binh province on July 17.

  • Two-month campaign aims to stem human trafficking

    A two-month campaign to tackle the trafficking of women and children starts next week.
  • Three Vietnamese girls attend Asia Supermodel 2009

    Three Vietnamese models – Nguyen Hong Nhung, Nguyen Ngoc Oanh and Nguyen Phuong Mai – will represent Vietnam at the Asia Supermodel 2009 competition in China from July 17-25.
  • Nearly 50,000 mothers awarded with title ‘Heroic Mother’

    49,718 mothers have been awarded and posthumously awarded with the title ‘Heroic Mothers’ since 1995, according to the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs
  • Investing in Women and Girls: Cost-Effective and Smart Economics, Says UNFPA

    Investing in women and girls during the global financial crisis will help set the stage for economic recovery and reduce inequality and poverty, according to Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. falls on Saturday, 11 July.

    Women and girls were the majority
  • Thai ethnic people’s most renowned singer

    An old Thai woman in the central province of Nghe An has made important contributions to preserving the Thai ethnic group's ancient art of folk singing.
  • Sociologist explains burden of ‘traditional values’ on women

    As Vietnam celebrates Family Day today, a sociologist says deep-seated traditional values pushed women away from thriving both personally and professionally.

  • Memorial of Queen Le Ngoc Han to be built in September

    On June 24th, at the Hanoi citadel ancient relics, the Association for the Preservation of Thang Long Hanoi cultural heritage launched a social programme to build the memorial of Queen Le Ngoc Han.
  • How to create opportunities for children?

    With their parents’ conception “No food, no life but it's still OK to have no education”, many children in rural and remote areas are poorly educated or deprived of opportunities for vocational training.

  • Mai Tuyet Hoa and her passion for Xam singing

    Seeing Mai Tuyet Hoa dressed in a T-shirt and jeans and riding a motorbike, nobody would think that she is a famous singer of Xam songs in the capital of Vietnam. Actually she is well known not only for her beautiful singing and good musical instrument playing, but also for her beauty for which she has attracted many fans. Many people even said that Hoa is a "special bud" of the Vietnamese Xam performance, because in modern times there are few artists, especially young ones, who devote themselves to this special performing art.
  • Project raises funds for disabled kids

    With the aim of helping children affected by Agent Orange, project Peace for Kids was launched to raise funds for disabled children at the Thanh Xuan Peace Village in Ha Noi.
  • Girl of Vietnamese origin takes third at 2009 Miss World Canada

    Jasmine Pham, an 18-year-old girl, who has a Vietnamese mother and a father from the Caucasus, on March 21 won 3rd place in the 2009 Miss World Canada beauty contest.

  • Athlete of Vietnamese origin honoured in Canada

    Carol Huynh, a Canadian free wrestler of Vietnamese origin, has been named as the most outstanding female athlete of British Columbia province in 2008.Huynh bagged the first gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic

  • “Mrs. World Pageant 2009”in Vung Tau Province, Viet Nam

    With the support and permission of the Government, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Performing Arts Department, and the approval of Mrs. World Inc. the “Mrs. World Pageant 2009” will be organized in November 2009 in the beautiful Vung Tau city by the joint effort of Ba Ria - Vung Tau Provincial People's Committee, the Central Vietnam Women's Union and CIAT- Advertising & Trade Fair Join Stock Company.

  • Viet Nam’s human rights report posted on website

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs published on its website the National Report to Review Implementation of Human Rights in Viet Nam.

  • “Don’t Burn” highlights Dang Thuy Tram’s spirit

    “Don’t Burn,” the movie based on the famous diary of Doctor Dang Thuy Tram, was introduced at a press conference in Hanoi on April 8. The movie will come out on April 30.
  • Victims of trafficking helped to return home

    More than 2,500 Vietnamese victims of human trafficking were repatriated safely last year, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

  • Take Back the Night – A Night to End Violence Against Women

    Take Back the Night is an internationally known march and rally that protest rape and other forms of violence against women. It is organized by different feminist groups. The first march was in March of 1976[1], by women attending the International Tribunal on Crimes against Women. Today, this event is organized in many cities, in many different countries worldwide.
  • A splendid future for Women football

    Woman football is now developing all around the world. We also have World cup for woman football, and it soon becomes an interesting sport event. Although Vietnamese woman football has not really found its own position, our football players have brought us many exciting and interesting moments. With the bronze medal at 19 SEA Games, many people have known Kim Hong, Hien Luong and other female football players in Vietnam.