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VN aims to have more women in leadership rolesicon
POLITICS08/01/20210

VN aims to have more women in leadership roles

By 2025, 60 per cent of the State management agencies in Vietnam are hoped to have at least one woman in a leadership role. 

 
Which provinces have the highest birth rate in Vietnam?icon

Which provinces have the highest birth rate in Vietnam?

SOCIETY
14/11/2020

Vietnam currently has 33 provinces with high birth rates, including many economically developed localities.

Ethnic minority women succeed with start-upsicon

Ethnic minority women succeed with start-ups

SOCIETY
11/11/2020

Gender biases and stereotypes often challenge ethnic minority women in remote areas. Many of them, however, have proved that women can do anything when they are empowered.

Vietnamese men in cities more open to sharing housework with women: reporticon

Vietnamese men in cities more open to sharing housework with women: report

SOCIETY
06/11/2020

Younger men in urban areas tend to be more open to negotiating the sharing of housework, to their spouses working outside the home and to making shared large purchase decisions with their partners,

VN develops sound legal framework to promote gender equalityicon

VN develops sound legal framework to promote gender equality

SOCIETY
05/11/2020

Naomi Kitahara, UNFPA Representative in Vietnam, spoke about results achieved in the country's gender equality work as well as ways to improve.

Women play important role in family and community despite COVID-19’s challengesicon

Women play important role in family and community despite COVID-19’s challenges

SOCIETY
02/11/2020

Although women face a number of challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, their roles in the family and community has never faded, an international conference in Hanoi heard.

House in Quang Ninh provides shelter for victims of gender-based violenceicon

House in Quang Ninh provides shelter for victims of gender-based violence

SOCIETY
28/10/2020

Nguyen Thi Nga (not her real name) got married when she was 21 years old.

Vietnam joins US-led Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowermenticon

Vietnam joins US-led Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowerment

POLITICS
26/10/2020

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations (UN), has represented Vietnam to sign the new US-led Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowerment, together with other 31 UN member states.

Setting the scene for Vietnam’s future human developmenticon

Setting the scene for Vietnam’s future human development

POLITICS
01/10/2020

With Vietnam celebrating the 44th anniversary of joining the UN this month, Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP resident representative in Vietnam, pores over the country's progress in human development and the challenges ahead to tackle various inequalities.

Students speak up for gender equalityicon

Students speak up for gender equality

SOCIETY
22/07/2020

Nguyen Hoang Minh Thu, a 10th grade student from the southern city of Can Tho, won a competition entitled 'Generation Equality: The Future I Want' with the message: “We don’t speak for women or men’s rights, we speak for human rights”.

Realising women’s rights towards gender equalityicon

Realising women’s rights towards gender equality

SOCIETY
08/03/2020

Babeth Ngoc Han Lefur, Oxfam in Vietnam country director, talks about realising women's rights in Vietnam.

Ambassadors send Tet greetings, gender equality messages with female footballersicon

Ambassadors send Tet greetings, gender equality messages with female footballers

POLITICS
22/01/2020

Foreign ambassadors have extended their greetings ahead of Vietnamese traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival in a video featuring the national women’s football team.

Vietnamese women increase their 'power' in business: reporticon

Vietnamese women increase their 'power' in business: report

BUSINESS
21/12/2019

The proportion of women-owned businesses has tended to increase over recent years, from about 21% in 2011 to 24% in 2018, according to a survey report by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

Vietnam praised for fighting violence against women, childrenicon

Vietnam praised for fighting violence against women, children

SOCIETY
20/12/2019

Vietnam has made great achievements in promoting gender equality and fighting violence against women and children, an official from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has said.

Promoting gender equality, empowering women and girlsicon

Promoting gender equality, empowering women and girls

SOCIETY
15/12/2019

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy shared Vietnam's experience in strengthening the important role and participation of Vietnamese women in stages of peaceful processes, especially in the post-conflict reconstruction process. 

Catalysing change for gender equalityicon

Catalysing change for gender equality

SOCIETY
29/11/2019

Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted an ambitious global agenda to achieve gender equality twenty-five years ago.

Vietnam shortens gender gap in politics, economyicon

Vietnam shortens gender gap in politics, economy

SOCIETY
19/10/2019

Vietnam has recorded gender equality achievements in political and economic sectors since the Law on Gender Equality took effect.

Vice President attends 2019 Global Summit of Womenicon

Vice President attends 2019 Global Summit of Women

POLITICS
05/07/2019

Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh has called on nations, organisations and enterprises to join hands in building a legal framework to ensure equality in terms of opportunities for women.