• Women fight back against domestic violence

    BAC NINH — Nguyen Thi Na (not her real name), a 35-year-old resident of Tien Du District in northern Bac Ninh Province, has been the victim of domestic violence for about four years now.
  • “Single mothers’ voices” exhibition in Hanoi

    (VOV) - An exhibition entitled “Single mothers’ voices” is due to open at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi on March 7.

  • Father and son who ran family business trafficking women for sex are jailed

    A father and son who ran a family business of 'sexual slavery' by trafficking women into the UK then forcing them into prostitution have been jailed.

  • It's not just girls: Boys are now hitting puberty a year earlier, finds study

    Boys are on a faster track to puberty reaching the milestone an average year earlier than their fathers' generation, a study has found.

  • Birth of twins: Devil's will or double joy?

    The birth of twins is always an outstanding event. In old times it was seen as the "devil's will." For modern parents the birth of two children is a double joy. There are numerous twin-related myths concerning their health, character, and behavior. Are these myths backed up by studies of physicians and psychologists?

  • ABORTION SCANDAL

    I care for 8 survivors : abortionist
  • A Woman. A Prostitute. A Slave.

    Americans tend to associate “modern slavery” with illiterate girls in India or Cambodia. Yet there I was the other day, interviewing a college graduate who says she spent three years terrorized by pimps in a brothel in Midtown anhattan.
  • Online pedophiles play real games

    Children's online pornography is rapidly developing. This is a nasty business, but it brings in lots of money. Recently, a resident of Barnaul placed an Internet ad saying that he is "leasing" a twelve-year old kid from an orphanage. He was asking 50 thousand rubles a day for the service ($1,700).

  • Miss India snags crown

    HA NOI — The Miss Earth 2010 crown was placed on 20-year-old Nicole Faria's head in the beach city of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province on Saturday night.

  • The first museum exhibition about HIV epidemic

    (CPV) – The first case of HIV was reported in Vietnam more than 20 years ago. Since then, there have been many changes in what is known about the virus, in our ability to treat the disease, and in individual and community attitudes and behaviours towards people living with HIV.

  • Excellent female speakers on HIV/AIDS

    On November 30, the final round of “National competition for Good speakers about HIV/AIDS prevention 2010” was held in Hanoi with the participation of female speakers who are about 20 years old.

  • To End Violence against Women, We Must All Join Together

    Message from Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  • New website tackles Agent Orange legacy in Vietnam

    A new website aimed at raising awareness about the continuing effects of Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam, and garnering support for a plan to address the health and environmental impact of the herbicides sprayed in Vietnam during the war.

  • Marriage to become prerogative of religious people only?

    It is an open secret that the Church recognizes only one form of close relationship between a man and a woman - legal marriage. A growing number of people believes nowadays that tying the knot is not a necessity at all, because two people can love each other and live together without paper formalities. Will marriage become a prerogative of religious couples only some time in the future?

  • Government launches website on religions

    Government Committee for Religious Affairs officially launched its website at http://www.btgcp.gov.vn, on September 27.
  • Joint Statement by Heads of UN Entities for the Launch of the International Year of Youth

    This year, 12 August marks a crucial date for young people and societies around the world. Today, we celebrate the launch of the International Year of Youth, under the theme Dialogue and Mutual Understanding. Twenty-five years ago, in 1985, we celebrated the first International Youth Year. The challenges for youth development that were identified during that year laid the foundation for the World Programme of Action for Youth, and its 15 priority areas still provide us with a useful guide to enhance the wellbeing of young women and men. While progress has been achieved in some of these areas, much remains to be done to ensure that all our youth become skilled, healthy and productive members of society.

  • Joint Statement by Heads of UN Entities for the Launch of the International Year of Youth

    This year, 12 August marks a crucial date for young people and societies around the world. Today, we celebrate the launch of the International Year of Youth, under the theme Dialogue and Mutual Understanding. Twenty-five years ago, in 1985, we celebrated the first International Youth Year. The challenges for youth development that were identified during that year laid the foundation for the World Programme of Action for Youth, and its 15 priority areas still provide us with a useful guide to enhance the wellbeing of young women and men. While progress has been achieved in some of these areas, much remains to be done to ensure that all our youth become skilled, healthy and productive members of society.

  • A snapshot of young people lives in rural areas: What they do and what they need

    Many of IFAD’s programmes target young people. Yet when we talk about involving “youth” in our programmes we often seem to forget that young women and men lead very different lives and have different needs.
  • Dak Lak expands Vietnamese-Ede bilingual teaching

    The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has set a target to have 15,000 pupils at 100 primary and secondary schools attend classes in both Vietnamese and Ede languages from now to 2015.
    The plan aims to not only help improve education quality for Ede ethnic pupils, but also preserve and develop the language and culture of the minority group.
  • Writing contest on domestic violence launched

    A nationwide writing contest, entitled ‘Say No to Domestic Violence’ has been launched in Hanoi in a move to raise the entire society’s awareness of a happy, progressive and equal life.