• Violence against women and HIV

    Numerous studies from around the globe confirm the links between violence against women and HIV. These studies show that women living with HIV are more likely to have experienced violence, and that, women who have experienced violence are more likely to have HIV infection.
  • US company supports poor women in Mekong Delta

    The US-based Chevron company will provide US$300,000 for the Save the Children Foundation to implement a project which aims to help 500,000 poor women in the Mekong Delta to develop small businesses at home.
  • Plea for HIV/AIDS victims: Numbers in Viet Nam are expected to soar to 300,000 by next year.

    BAC NINH — Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan has called upon all sections of Vietnamese society to curb discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS, which, she said, was continuing to spread.
  • ECONOMY: 'It's Smart to Invest in Girls'

    BRUSSELS - Sending more girls to school may help poor countries get out of the economic slump faster, the NGO Plan International says in a new report. Just a one percent rise in the number of girls attending secondary school boosts a country's annual per capita income growth by 0.3 percent.
  • LoretoFest aims to help disadvantaged, disabled children

    VietNamNet Bridge – The Loreto-Viet Nam Australia Programme (LVAP) is gearing up for a large open-air musical concert featuring foreign and Vietnamese artists that will raise funds for the disabled and poor children in Viet Nam.
  • Updating and sharing information about population, reproductive health and sex

    On October 16th, the Party Central Committee’s Commission on Propaganda and Training and the United Nations Population Funds held a seminar on updating and sharing information about population, reproductive health and sex to serve the population and family planning.
  • Women respond to anti-poverty call

    HAI PHONG — More than a thousand female workers attended the Global Call for Action Against Poverty by ActionAid Viet Nam held in the northern port city of Hai Phong yesterday to mark the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty which fell on Saturday.
  • Workshop to train reporters on covering domestic violence

    A training workshop on how to collect information when covering domestic violence opened on September 29 in the northern city of Hai Phong for reporters from national and local newspapers.
  • UK supports Vietnam on tackling the sexual exploitation of children

    CPV: A new multi-agency advisory taskforce working collaboratively across Vietnam and the wider region to tackle the exploitation of children is at the heart of an initiative launched today September 30 in Hanoi by the UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
  • Towards a Society for All Ages

    On October 1st, 2009, 10 years after the first celebration of the International Day of Older Persons is going to be celebrated with the theme "Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Older Persons: Towards a Society for All Ages".