• 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.
  • Workshop on the Measures of Prevention of Human Trafficking

    On the morning of 18th June 2010, in Hanoi, the Central Vietnam Women’s Union organized a workshop on developing the measures of prevention of human trafficking. Attending at the workshop were representatives from relating departments of the Ministry of Security, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, High Command of Border Guard, lecturers of Police Academy, Ha Noi National University, leaders of VWU departments and experts on gender and law.
  • Jobs created for 60,000 rural workers

    In the first half of 2010, provinces in the Mekong River Delta have generated jobs for 60,000 rural workers, including 17,000 ethnic people.

  • Female workers suffer poor conditions

    Many female labourers, particularly those working in industrial parks, suffer from low wages, overwork and inadequate living conditions, according to a survey of 34 enterprises in 10 provinces by the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour.
  • Celebrating ceremony of gratefulness to heroic martyrs

    On the occasion of the 35th Anniversary of the Southern Liberation Day and National Reunification (30th April 1975-30th April 2010), Quang Tri Provincial Women’s Union celebrated a ceremony of gratefulness at the Truong Son National Martyrs Cemetery and No.9 National Road Martyrs Cemetery on 24th and 25th April respectively.
  • Projects for disabled praised

    The top 10 programmes supporting people with disabilities in Viet Nam for the last year were announced yesterday in Ha Noi as part of the "Life is Beautiful" campaign.
  • Bias blocks women’s job training

    HCM CITY — Widespread gender discrimination needs to be tackled effectively to ensure more female workers access vocational training, gain knowledge and skills and increase their competitiveness, experts say.

  • Women intellectuals--vital force in building nation

    Vietnamese Women Intellectuals in the National Industrialisation and Modernisation Process’ was high on the agenda of a workshop in Hanoi on March 16.
  • Crowds curious to see woman with 5 meter-long hair

    Around 500 people visit Hue Phuoc pagoda in Ben Tre province daily to see the elderly woman whose hair is over 5 meters long.
  • Recruiting Ethnic Minority Midwives to Meet Mothers' Needs in Remote Areas of Viet Nam

    Reducing maternal mortality is a complex undertaking, and the Northern mountains of Viet Nam, where communities of ethnic minorities live in remote villages, pose particular problems. Maternal mortality ratio in this region is 411 deaths per 100,000 live births, and most women deliver at home without skilled attendance.
  • Promoting children's rights

    HA NOI — Viet Nam has achieved impressive results in realizing children's rights since its ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 20 years ago but Government leaders and international organizations agreed at a conference in Ha Noi yesterday that challenges remained.