• 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.