• Ailing girl inspires book-collection drive

    VietNamNet Bridge - A courageous young woman suffering from a serious kidney ailment has died leaving her dream of providing books for impoverished children unfinished.
  • 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.
  • 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".

  • Stricter enforcement sought on child labour laws

    HCM CITY — Harsher punishments should be meted out to those who exploit children, according to Le Thi Xuan Lang, deputy chief inspector of HCM City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DoLISA).

  • New Initiative to Address Sexual Violence Against Girls Launched at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

    Collaboration Among Leading Public and Private Sector Organizations Formed to Bring International Attention to this Injustice
  • Sixteen prosecuted for selling children

    NAM DINH — The People’s Court of Nam Dinh Province has put 16 people on trial for allegedly selling 266 babies for foreign adoption.
  • Vietnamese in Africa

    Although there are only 10,000 Vietnamese people in Africa and most of them are now resident in Angola, they have made a great contribution to the development of their host countries in many different fields.
  • Draft law aims to give disabled a better deal

    HA NOI — Lawmakers yesterday pored over the draft law for People with Disabilities with the aim of encouraging businesses and social organisations to improve relations with disabled persons.

  • Government plans for children affected by HIV/AIDS

    Vietnam plans to spend VND 97.4 billion on a national action plan for children affected by HIV/AIDS from now until 2010 in a bid to ensure that most of them will have their needs met by 2020.
  • Hearing-impaired kids talk about sex

    Sexual and reproductive health materials for the deaf contain nothing more than male and female physiologies and hygiene and puberty. More is needed as Ta Thu Giang reports.
  • Over 10,000 walk to raise funds for poor children

    More than 5,000 people in HCM City’s district 1 participated in a charity walk on September 20 to raise funds for poor children.
  • Prevent a danger of being infected with HIV among young people

    (CPV) - Young people are an important labour force of society, and have a big impact on the development of the country and the future of the nation. Therefore, it is alarming when the trend of people infected with HIV in Vietnam is becoming younger.
  • Sixteen prosecuted for selling children

    NAM DINH — The People’s Court of Nam Dinh Province has put 16 people on trial for allegedly selling 266 babies for foreign adoption.
  • Disadvantaged children enjoyed happiness and smiles during the mid-autumn festival

    Following previous note-worthy events two years ago, GE movie night 2009 particularly for underprivileged children took place in Hanoi on September 25 and in Ho Chi Minh City on September 26.