• Speech of Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong at conference reviewing 12th Politburo’s Directive 05

    Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong delivered an important speech at a national teleconference on June 12 reviewing the five-year implementation of the 12-tenure Politburo's Directive 05-CT-TW on enhancing the studying and following of President Ho Chi Minh's thought, morality and lifestyle.
  • 30,26% female deputies elected to 15th National Assembly

    There are 151 female deputies out of 499 deputies elected to the 15th National Assembly, accounting for 30.26%. Ms. Ha Thi Nga, President of Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) and 11 WU staffs are elected.
  • VN aims to have more women in leadership roles

    HÀ NỘI — By 2025, 60 per cent of the State management agencies in Việt Nam are hoped to have at least one woman in a leadership role.
  • Remarks by NA Chairwoman at UNGA High-level Meeting

    Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on October 2 (Vietnam time) sent an important message to the High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women.
  • Female parliamentarians play important role in securing jobs, income for women workers

    NDO/VNA - A draft Resolution on “The Role Of Women Parliamentarians In Securing Jobs and Income for Women Workers” was adopted on September 8 at the Meeting of the Women Parliamentarians of AIPA (WAIPA) within the framework of the General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-41).
  • Women taking advantage of digital technology for successful business start-up

    The global economy is comprehensively changing along with the strong rise of the fourth industrial revolution. Economic activities have been promoted based on new technologies with digital technology (artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, cloud computing ...) as the core, which facilitates commercial transactions, product and service exchange.
  • Students talk gender equality at Hanoi dialogue

    A large number of university students in Hanoi gathered at a dialogue on March 13 to discuss gender equality and safety for women and children.
  • PM expects to see more successful businesswomen

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said he expects more and more businesswomen to succeed in the future, while meeting with outstanding female entrepreneurs on March 2.
  • Hanoi works to reduce gender imbalance at birth

    Hanoi has set a goal this year to limit the imbalance of the sex ratio at birth and keep the rate at 113 girls per 100 boys.
  • Gender violence should become focus of media

    Hanoi (VNA) – Gender violence should receive more media coverage to ensure women and children are brave enough to speak up to prevent domestic violence, said Truong Quang Hong, a gender expert from Care International in Vietnam.
  • Women’s Positive Image to be promoted in school textbooks

    Future textbook curriculum will enhance women’s positive image to contribute to education and communication on gender equality.
  • Vietnam - Spain cooperation for gender equality and women’s rights promotion in Vietnam

    On March 27th 2014, at the Center for Women and Development, the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU), Spanish Embassy and Spanish Agency for International Cooperation Development (AECID) in Hanoi organized a ceremony “Spain and Vietnam: Partners in Development” to mark the 15th anniversary of Vietnam -Spain cooperation. This event was of special significance with the attendance of H.E. Mr. José Manual Garcia-Margallo, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation on the occasion of his official visit to Vietnam.
  • Climate Change: Putting Gender Equality at the Centre

    Climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions threatens everyone, but women and men will experience it differently. Discriminatory gender norms mean that women have fewer social and economic resources than men, which reduces their resiliency to natural disasters and other fallout from climate change. They are the primary managers of household resources, such as water and fuel, which may be in increasingly short supply. And many have livelihoods highly vulnerable to climatic variations, including in agriculture.
  • The role of men and boys in achieving gender equality

    'Gender equality is not a women’s issue; it concerns men and boys as well as women and girls. Garnering sufficient support for the profound social changes required by the gender equality agenda cannot be achieved by women alone. It also requires the active involvement of men, all the more so as they often control the resources needed for this work.
  • An elegant symbol of Vietnamese culture

    Vietnam Plus- The image of the Ao dai (Vietnam’s traditional long dress) is often associated with images of the country and is a beautiful symbol of Vietnamese culture.
  • Japanese fall in love with Vietnamese village

    When volunteering for the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), two Japanese girls fell in love with the ancient unique architecture in Duong Lam village.

  • Record -long cake sold for charity purpose

    The Yasaka Saigon Nha Trang Hotel in the central province of Khanh Hoa on Feb. 5 divided its 36-m banh tet (cylindric glutinous rice cake) for sale to collect money for the charity purpose.

  • Record -long cake sold for charity purpose

    The Yasaka Saigon Nha Trang Hotel in the central province of Khanh Hoa on Feb. 5 divided its 36-m banh tet (cylindric glutinous rice cake) for sale to collect money for the charity purpose.

  • Ending domestic violence

    Figures on domestic violence tell a sobering story. Domestic violence occurs in about 30 percent of China's 270 million families, says an All-China Women's Federation report. And more than 90 percent of the victims of disputes between couples are wives.
  • Chinese actor Liu Xiao Ling Tong coming to Vietnam

    Chinese actor Liu Xiao Ling Tong will travel to Vietnam for several cultural activities from December 24 to 30. (SGGP online)

  • Small steps and big goals: Two countries' experiences in achieving MDGs 4 & 5

    Complex problems can sometimes be solved with simple solutions. For maternal and child health, significant progress has been achieved in Viet Nam by providing weekly supplements of iron and folic acid, and in the Philippines by encouraging breastfeeding. In the process, both countries have taken a step closer to achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4, which calls for a two thirds reduction in under-5 mortality between 1990 and 2015, and MDG 5, which calls for a three quarters reduction in the maternal mortality ratio.

  • “Child Marriage Is a Form of Violence Against Women"

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15, 2010 (IPS) - At the start of this month, the U.S. Senate unanimously adopted the 'International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act'. Women's rights groups are now urging the Congress's lower chamber to pass it before adjourning at the end of the year.

  • Viet Nam leads region in closing gender gap

    KHANH HOA — Viet Nam has achieved the best performance in Southeast Asia in eradicating the gender gap over the past 20 years, said Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at a seminar in the central province of Khanh Hoa on Saturday.
  • Young Only-Child Parents in China Rush to Find Playmates for Their Even Lonelier Children

    Thirty years of China's one-child policy has led to Chinese parents finding their lonely, siblingless children friends.

  • Vietnam’s HDI continues to rise: UNDP

    Vietnam ranks 113th out of 182 countries and territories in terms of its Human Development Index (HDI), according to the UNDP’s 2009 Human Development Report.

  • America's education gender gap

    In American schools, boys are underachieving and girls are excelling. This gender gap in academic achievement is evident as early as kindergarten. The longer students are in school, the wider the gap becomes.

  • Exhibition on President Ho Chi Minh opens

    An exhibition entitled “Ho Chi Minh and Lifelong Study” opened in Hanoi on October 2 in response to the “Studying and Following President Ho Chi Minh’s Moral Example” campaign and mark the Vietnam Study Encouragement Day (Oct. 2).
  • Women’s Anti - Discrimination Committee Reaffirms Commitment to Security Council

    The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today reaffirmed its commitment to the spirit of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security and its integral link to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, as it wrapped up its forty-sixth session.

  • Vietnam’s marriage law introduced in Republic of Korea

    A book on Vietnam’s Marriage and Family Law was introduced in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK), on August 13.
  • Stone statues commemorate ten heroic female martyrs

    The statues of ten young female volunteers - martyrs were inaugurated yesterday at the Dong Loc T-junction relic site in Can Loc district, Ha Tinh province.
  • Infant gender imbalance reaches alarming levels

    Vietnam is facing a growing gender imbalance among newborns, with 110.6 boys born as compared with 100 girls in 2009, said a health official.

  • Hanoi beauty crowned Miss Vietnam 2010

    Dang Thi Ngoc Han, a 21-year-old arts student from Hanoi was crowned Miss Vietnam 2010 after beating 36 other candidates from across the country at Tuan Chau resort in the northern province of Quang Ninh on August 14.
  • HCM City girl crowned Miss Vietnam World 2010

    Luu Thi Diem Huong from Ho Chi Minh City was crowned Miss Vietnam World 2010 at Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang City in the central province of Khanh Hoa on August 21.
  • Dang Thuy Tram’s Diary to be published in France

    Entitled “Dang Thuy Tram – handbooks found during 1968-1970”, the book was translated by Jean-Claude Garcias.
  • Hanoi beauty crowned Miss Vietnam 2010

    Dang Thi Ngoc Han, a 21-year-old arts student from Hanoi was crowned Miss Vietnam 2010 after beating 36 other candidates from across the country at Tuan Chau resort in the northern province of Quang Ninh on August 14.

  • Power, voice and rights – keys to achieving gender equality in Asia-Pacific

    While Asia and the Pacific can take pride in the region’s vibrant economic transformation in recent decades, this has not always translated into progress on gender equality.

  • Power, voice and rights – keys to achieving gender equality in Asia-Pacific

    While Asia and the Pacific can take pride in the region’s vibrant economic transformation in recent decades, this has not always translated into progress on gender equality.
  • 100 photos of Vietnamese women to be displayed

    100 photos featuring the beauty of Vietnamese women created by photographer Van Tho will be showcased at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on August 6.
  • Seminar promotes new gender equality strategy

    A seminar seeking ideas to create a draft national strategy on gender equality for the 2011-2020 period was held by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in Ho Chi Minh City on July 15.

  • Provinces get serious about gender equality

    HCM CITY — Appointing gender-equality staff and an office in each province should be an integral part of the national gender-equality strategy, delegates said at a meeting yesterday to discuss plans for the period 2011-15.

  • 100 photos of Vietnamese women to be displayed

    100 photos featuring the beauty of Vietnamese women created by photographer Van Tho will be showcased at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on August 6.

  • Empowerment of women and girls tops agenda at UN Economic and Social Council

    28 June 2010 – The annual high-level segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) opened today with speakers calling for women and girls to be placed at the centre of the global struggle to achieve the social and economic targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • Vietnam ranks first in the region for gender equity

    VietNamNet Bridge - United Nations Resident coordinator in Vietnam, John Hendra declared Vietnam a leader in gender equity at a meeting in Hanoi on March 9 to announce a 2010 human development report (HDR).

  • Men’s desire for sons boosts births

    Dissemination of gender equality information remains the most important tool to minimising the gender imbalance and soaring growth of the population, according to the director of the Population and Family Planning General Department Nguyen Ba Thuy.

  • Kindergarten kids learn gender equality

    VietNamNet Bridge – 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
  • Chi Minh’s life highlighted at Argentina symposium

    Hundreds of Argentinean scholars, politicians, artists and friends of Vietnam attended a symposium in Buenos Aires on June 18 to explore Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh’s life, revolutionary cause and thoughts.

  • Vietnam ranks first in the region for gender equity

    VietNamNet Bridge - United Nations Resident coordinator in Vietnam, John Hendra declared Vietnam a leader in gender equity at a meeting in Hanoi on March 9 to announce a 2010 human development report (HDR).
  • EC launches painting contest about gender equality

    VietNamNet Bridge – The European Commission has launched an international painting contest focusing on gender equality under the sponsorship of Belgium Princess Mathilde, for the third time.
  • International book fair about Vietnam’s one thousand year old capital anniversary third Vietnamese exhibition

    – a fair on international books in 2010 will be held in Hanoi under the theme “Celebrating 1,000 years of Thang Long – Hanoi” from sept 17-21.
  • City club helps female artists bond and grow

    HCM CITY — Whether they are landscapes, abstract, surreal or still life paintings; whether they depict life's turbulence or its beauty, they all carry a distinct female perspective.