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International conference on gender opens in Hanoi

International conference on gender opens in Hanoi

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).

Second Eurasian Women’s Forum opens in Russia

Second Eurasian Women’s Forum opens in Russia

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.

Forum raises women’s awareness of start-ups

Forum raises women’s awareness of start-ups

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 contribute to social wellbeing, economy: researcher

Women contribute to social wellbeing, economy: researcher

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.

Vietnamese female entrepreneurs empowered

Vietnamese female entrepreneurs empowered

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.

Workshop raises awareness of proactive contraception

Workshop raises awareness of proactive contraception

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.

Int’l experts honoured for help to Vietnamese women

Int’l experts honoured for help to Vietnamese women

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.

Vietnamese, Chinese women’s associations reinforce ties

Vietnamese, Chinese women’s associations reinforce ties

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.

Poverty fund: no one left behind

Poverty fund: no one left behind

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.