VOV.VN - June 28 is observed as Vietnam Family Day. The Vietnamese culture has always valued the family as the setting in which to nurture and develop the personality of each individual and as the foundation for social development.
The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) on June 5 organised a consultation and special online meeting on protective and preventive measures for women and children at risk of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public awareness of domestic violence has been improved and relevant cases have been reduced over the past 10 years since the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control was put into place.
VOV.VN - The United Nations has assessed that Vietnam is one of the countries with impressive gender equality achievements.
The second National Survey on Women’s Health and Life Experience funded by the Australian Embassy in Vietnam was launched at a workshop in Hanoi on January 25.
A project to support the development and implementation of evidence and human rights-based policies and programmes on prevention and response to gender violence, domestic violence and on addressing sex work-related issues was launched in Hanoi on December 15.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will help Vietnam fight gender-based and domestic violence under a project recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the investment plan of a project to carry out policies and programmes to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, domestic violence and handle the issue of prostitution, using evidence and a human right-based approach.
The National Action Month against Domestic Violence was launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in a ceremony in northern Vinh Phuc province on May 30.
VOV.VN - Le hang, former beauty pageant titleholder, has set a precedent that inspires by gifting three houses to needy residents of the Dai Dong District of Quang Nam Province, her childhood home.
Using family values-prioritised culture to tackle domestic violence has reduced the compatibility of the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control with Vietnam’s legal system and international standards.
As many as 20,000 domestic violence cases have been reported each year in the last five years with increasingly serious violence, according to Ministry of Health statistics.
The consumption of alcoholic drinks in Vietnam has ballooned over the past decade, according to the Preventive Medicine Department under the Ministry of Health.
VOV.VN -Child marriage is a human rights violation. Despite laws against it, the practice remains widespread, in part because of persistent poverty and gender inequality.
Vietnamese women spend an average of five hours a day on unpaid work such as household chores and childcare while men spare around three hours.
The number of domestic violence cases reported in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre dropped from 642 in 2012 to 187 in 2015, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The Action Month against Domestic Violence will be launched at a ceremony at the Hanoi Opera House on June 26 to raise the awareness and responsibilities among authorities at all levels, sectors and society on combating domestic violence.
A number of anti-domestic violence clubs have been established in the central city of Danang as part of a UN Women project.
The Prime Minister has decided to designate June as the National Action Month against Domestic Violence.
(VOV) -The results of a study on gender-based violence against prostitutes in the capital and experience in dealing with this issue were discussed at a December 15 seminar in Hanoi, co-hosted by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the Plan International.