Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc lavished his praise on the national women’s football team after their resounding success in the final of the SEA Games against Thailand in Manila, the Philippines on December 8.
Delegates from 18 countries and many international organisations are gathering in Hanoi for the 4th Gender Focal Point Conference, which is jointly held by the Colombo Plan Gender Affairs Programme and the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU).
Vietnam has created 1.5-1.6 million new jobs each year since 2011, 48 percent of which are generated for women.
The National Traffic Safety Committee and the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) held a second forum on women and traffic safety in the central city of Da Nang on October 16.
The second Eurasian Women’s Forum kicked off in Saint Petersburg of Russia on September 19, featuring various activities with the aim of promoting unity among women from all over the world.
An array of cultural activities will be held in the framework of the Vietnam Family Festival on June 22 to mark the National Family Day (June 28), according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
A group of experts has been set up to advise the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) in legal and psychological matters related to the protection of girls and women.
While the profile of Vietnamese businesswomen has been raised significantly in recent years with the emergence of leaders in certain sectors, budding women entrepreneurs still have to fight with one hand tied behind their backs.
Women make up about half of the world’s population and contribute to society’s well-being as well as the economy, said Assoc. Prof. and Dr Truong Thi Nam Thang, Director of the Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurships at the National Economics University.
In Asian cultures with a strong patriarchal system, women are considered the weaker sex and caregivers, meaning that they must care for older parents, feed the family and educate children.
A workshop on benefits of contraception was held in Hanoi on September 26 in response to World Contraception Day to raise public awareness of contraception and prevent unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion.
The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has implemented a plan with numerous programmes to help locals develop livelihoods and achieve sustainable poverty elimination from 2016 – 2020.
The 12th National Women’s Congress concluded in Hanoi on March 9 after three working days, with seven targets for 2017-2022 approved.
Vietnamese and foreign experts working at embassies and international organisations in Vietnam on February 23 received the insignia “For the Development of Vietnamese Women” of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) for their contributions to gender equality and the advancement of Vietnamese women.
A delegation from the women’s union in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region had meetings with its Vietnamese counterparts in the northern provinces of Cao Bang, Lang Son and Quang Ninh on December 21 and 22.
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan spoke to the Vietnam Economic Times about the operation of the fund for the poor over the past 16 years.
Over 1,720 remote ethnic minority women were supported with finance for income-generating activities through the establishment of women’s Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA).
Greater efforts are needed for women to make up 30% of deputies in the 14th National Assembly (NA) as targeted by the NA Standing Committee, insiders have said.
Disfigured kitchenware, stained and wet books and flash lights are among the items left behind by fierce typhoons that have hit in the central region of the country.
VOV.VN - The percentage of female deputies in the National Assembly is 24.4%. It’s lower in People’s Councils at all levels.