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Update news gender equality

 VietNamNet Bridge – Awareness of gender inequality has been around for some time, but the problem itself has been around for so long that the subtle ways in which it persists is not often recognised.

VN lacks gender equality strategy: experts

 VietNamNet Bridge – It is fairly common that women are forbidden from going near shrimp farms in several southern provinces because they are believed to bring bad luck.

Viet Nam conservationist honoured as biodiversity “Hotspot Hero”

Dr Dao Thi Nga, co-founder and director of the Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development, a Vietnamese non-governmental organisation, was among 15 Biodiversity “Hotspot Heroes” to be honoured

Women need support to present more in State power agencies

 VietNamNet Bridge – Greater efforts are needed for women to make up 30 percent of deputies in the 14th National Assembly (NA) as targeted by the NA Standing Committee, insiders have said.

Ministry desires increased participation of women in politics

VietNamNet Bridge – As the country’s National Assembly election day, scheduled for May 22, approaches, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs is promoting stronger political participation by women.

New law proposes subsidy for girl-only families

 VietNamNet Bridge – A clause in draft law suggesting that elderly couples that only have daughters should receive government subsidies is being opposed.

NA debates role of People's Procuracy

 VietNamNet Bridge – National Assembly deputies discussed amendments to the Civil Procedure Code at a meeting yesterday (August 25) in the capital.

Awards launched for VN young filmmakers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nominations for the Golden Lotus Bud Awards 2015 were announced for two categories, short films and documentaries.

VN faces hurdles in gender equality

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam has achieved some of the Millennium Development Goals, such as the goal of gender equality and the advancement of women,

Report finds some progress in gender equality in VN

 VietNamNet Bridge – Gender equality in Vietnamese families has improved but only modestly, according to surveys that found husbands and wives sharing more of the housework as well as the responsibility for their children's education.

New heart technique applied for very first time in Vietnam

Doctors from the Ha Noi-based Bach Mai Hospital conducted a surgery on a man to replace artificial heart valve in new place for the very first time.

Social News 31/10

Police bust online gambling ring; Vietnam-Philippines Friendship Association makes debut; US supports Thua Thien-Hue’s natural disaster response; Hanoi to host ASEAN great unity days; Ho Chi Minh City intensifies Ebola prevention efforts

Political News 15/10

 Azerbaijan to reinforce comprehensive ties with Vietnam; Vietnam vows to join global efforts in disarmament; Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee meets; Vietnam, China foster cooperation on drug crime fight

Political News 25/9

Vietnam, Belarus hold talks on security cooperation; NA Vice Chair discusses gender equality with UN, Swedish Ambassador; Military delegation visits Cambodia; VFF agrees on personnel plans for next tenure

Family hospitalised after eating python

Several family members in the Central Highlands province of Dac Lak were recently hospitalised in critical condition after suspectedly eating a python and drinking wine mixed with its blood.

Roadmap needed to fix gender inequality in leadership roles

 VietNamNet Bridge – A proposed increase in the number of senior female leaders by the Ministry of Home Affairs aims to correct gender inequality, deputy director Ngo Thanh Can told Khoa hoc & Doi song (Science and Life).

Vice President meets Vietnamese representatives in France

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan on June 7 met representatives of the Vietnamese community in France at the Vietnamese Embassy headquarters in Paris, after attending the Global Summit of Women 2014.

ILO says Viet Nam in need of paternity leave policy

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam offers no paternity leave whereas nearly half of the countries worldwide encourage involvement of fathers around childbirth, according to a new report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Viet Nam targets gender equality

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam has to improve provision of social protection for women and girls because current policies are not inclusive enough, officials and experts said at a policy dialogue held in the capital city yesterday.

Social News Headlines 18/3

 Gas pipeline incident affects Ca Mau power plants; Dry season sparks more fire prevention efforts; Hue, Da Lat nominated for green city awards; Erosion threatens valuable coastal forest