The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam is inviting entries for a competition themed “Speak Up – Take Action” to raise public awareness of gender-based violence (GBV) against women and girls in Vietnam.
A contest on making a short clip with the theme “Girls deserve to shine” was launched in Hanoi on August 10, with the aim of raising public awareness about gender-biased sex selection in pregnancies.
A new partnership was signed on July 17 between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam and Vital Strategies as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative to improve Vietnam’s civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS).
Naomi Kitahara, chief representative of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam, has called for an end to the preference for boys over girls in the country, to promote gender equality.
Young Vietnamese women now raise a stronger voice against violence compared to a decade ago, a conference in Hanoi on July 14 heard.
A communications campaign entitled “Blue Heart” was launched on June 4 to call for joint efforts to end violence and protect children and women, especially during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is providing Vietnam with hand sanitiser as support for the country in the fight against COVID-19.
A number of activities have been taking place across Vietnam in response to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25) and Human Rights Day (December 10).
VOV.VN - The Ministry of Home Affairs on August 19 presented an insignia “For the cause of the State organisation sector” to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)’s Representative in Vietnam, Astrid Bant, in recognition of her contributions during her tenure in Vietnam.
A programme encouraging young people to share their viewpoints on educational reform was held in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on August 11, in celebration of the International Youth Day 2019.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the US-based pharmaceutical company Merc Sharp & Dohme (MSD) will join hands to support the Ministry of Health to roll out the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme in Vietnam from 2019 – 2021.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has committed to achieving population and development goals, said Vice Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien at a ceremony in Hanoi to mark World Population Day (July 11).
The European Union has funded a number of projects that aim to help Vietnam reduce the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and infant mortality ratio (IMR).
Women are more reluctant to report incidents of sexual assault against them and seek support than physical violence, Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha told a workshop in Hanoi on December 5.
A ceremony was held in the north central province of Thanh Hoa on October 9 in response to International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), focusing on the theme of no sex discrimination and no selection of unborn babies.
Sound strategies should be put in place in response to Vietnam’s ageing population, which has one of the fastest rates in the world, according to Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung.
Vietnam’s family planning has contributed greatly to the country’s hunger elimination and poverty reduction, fostering its socio-economic development, improving living conditions of local people and helping to fulfill the millennium and sustainable development goals, said a local official.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Vietnam said on May 14 it had dissolved its partnership of Pham Anh Khoa as its ambassador on the prevention of violence against women and girls in the country, in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment against the Rock singer.
The family planning work has contributed to stabilising the scale, structure and quality of the population, according to Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Viet Tien.
Vietnam is facing a significant shortage of skilled birth attendants in hard-to-reach areas and a significant difference in the competency of birth attendants in regions, according to midwifery, maternal, family planning reports.