• Disabled little girl embroiders, paints with her feet

    VietNamNet Bridge – She has no arms but Le Thi Tham, 11, a 6th grader in the central province of Thanh Hoa has been an excellent pupil for many years. She can embroider and draw paintings as gifts for others
  • Businesswomen keep on battling

    HCM CITY — Limited access to credit, lengthy registration procedures and family responsibilities are major gender-related obstacles that stand in the way of women hoping to run their own businesses, according to a recent study.
  • UN launches new policy discussion paper to help Viet Nam respond to climate change

    What are the main climate change challenges facing Viet Nam? What policies are needed to ensure that Viet Nam continues on a path of sustainable human development? These are the main questions addressed in Viet Nam and Climate Change: A discussion paper on policies for sustainable human development which was launched today at a national climate change dialogue organized by the United Nations, the Viet Nam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Oxfam.
  • “Hanoi people are very warm” said Japanese woman painter

    For Mrs Seako Ando, a Japanese woman, Hanoi has become her second motherland. Other members in her family also consider Hanoi as their home.
  • Climate change increases gender inequality

    Including gender related issues in climate change policy is just one of the recommendations in a report released by the United Nations and Oxfam representatives at a workshop on climate change in Hanoi on Dec. 2.
  • Female NA deputies in push for gender equality

    VietNamNet Bridge - Gender equality should be made a more substantive issue, according to women deputies in the National Assembly.
  • Male and female religious followers vow to prevent HIV/AIDS

    A conference aimed at strengthening male and female religious followers’ commitments to HIV/AIDS prevention in Vietnam was held in the central city of Hue on November 22.
  • Empowering women key to combating climate change

    Climate change not only endangers lives and undermines livelihoods, but it threatens to enlarge the gaps between the rich and the poor and amplify the inequities between women and men, according to the State of World Population 2009 report launched today by the United Nations in Vietnam and the Ministry of Nature Resources and Environment (MONRE).
  • 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.