• Bringing into play elderly people's potentials

    The Elderly People's Associations at all levels have been strengthened and developed in all aspects to deserve the eighteen gold words " Aged People with Stronger Will Setting Bright Example for the Cause of National Construction and Defence" which were presented by the Party Central Committee's Secretariat to the Vietnamese Elderly People's Association at its second congress in 2001.
  • Women approve of new gender law, but inequality still rampant

    Viet Nam’s new Law on Gender Equality, to take effect in July, would greatly improve the advancement of women, said the head of the National Committee for the Advancement of Women in Viet Nam (NCFAW), Ha Thi Khiet.
  • Vietnam lawmakers back women’s equality

    A Vietnamese parliamentary committee, which discussed the Gender Equality Bill Thursday, expressed support for removing the disparity in retirement ages for men and women.
  • Malaysia Newspaper praises Vietnam’s economic development.

    Hanoi (Vietnam News agency) – Malaysia Star Newspaper on 1st January carried the article “A story of successful economic development”, praising Vietnam’s market-oriented economy as “a silent burst” with a continuous high growth for many years
  • Training on gender knowledge and gender mainstreaming in policy formulation to support the development of women enterprises and private sector

    Within the project component “ Capacity building for the formulation policy recommendations” funded by Netherlands, at the end of August and early September 2005, Vietnam Women’s Union conducted 3 training courses on “Training on gender knowledge and gender mainstreaming in policy formulation to support the development of women enterprises and private sector” for 130 WU’s officers at provincial and central levels.
  • Give women a real appreciation but not privilege

    The speech made by Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu, member of the Central Party, Chairman of the Committee of Social Affairs at the talk with the leaders from ministries, central agencies and organizations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary celebration of Vietnam Women’s Union.
  • Vietnam sees great advances in gender equality

    Vietnam has made great advances to ensure gender equality, according to the United Nations on the occasion of the World Population Day July 11 which focuses particularly on gender equality.
  • New law for gender equality will raise social awareness

    On the occasion of a drafting workshop for the law for gender equality, VWR talks with Mme Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu, chairwomen of national assembly’s committee of social affairs
  • Changing/providing land use certificates with names of both wife and husband

    In the past, a Land use certificate (LUC) granted to a household was typically written with the name of the head of the family as the household reppreventative instead of names of both spouses. in most cases, husbands are the heads of families and only their names are written in the LUCs. This to some extent negatively influences women's equity in terms of their rights and benefits as land users. Also, women have a less decisive voice in land related matters in their families.
  • Workshop on achieving gender equality and Women’s rights organized by UNIFEM CEDAW SEAP

    HA NOI, July 21 , 2005 - The UNIFEM CEDAW South East Asia Program (SEAP) is organizing a multi-stakeholder workshop in Vietnam with the objective of raising awareness about the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and women's human rights. The workshop takes place on 21 - 22 July at Thang Loi hotel, Hanoi.