Social development

Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

Enabling livelihood changes

Thanks to the support of domestic and international organisations, the local authorities, as well as encouraging family members, many ethnic minority women in the northern mountainous regions of Vietnam have overcome the shadow of traditional gender roles to create happier lives.Many reasons hinder the emancipation ...

Hoang Oanh

Netherlands-funded project helps promote Women’s economic empowerment

A conference to review the results of the project “Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises” (EOWE) was jointly organised by the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Vietnam (SNV) in Hanoi on October 12.As part of the “Funding Leadership and Opportunities ...

Support policies provide leverage for ethnic people to escape poverty

The implementation of poverty reduction programme in the 2016-20 period in border provinces such as Hà Giang, Lai Châu and Lào Cai has proved the effectiveness of the government support and investment policies to reduce poverty and reach the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction.However, the ...

Ninh Thuan enhances quality of ethnic minority language teaching

The south central province of Ninh Thuan has rolled out measures to improve the quality of teaching the languages of Cham and Raglai ethnic minority groups with an aim to enhance literacy among the communities as well as maintain and promote the value of the ...

Report highlights effect of COVID-19 on vulnerable households, companies

COVID-19 has had a serious impact on vulnerable households, especially those of ethnic minority groups, those with members working in the non-official sector, or those with immigrants, according to a report released at a conference in Hanoi on July 23.Jointly prepared by the UNDP, UN Women, ...

Results of 2019 census on ethnic minority groups announced

Up to 98.6 percent of mountainous and ethnic minority-inhabited communes accessed electricity in 2019, according to outcomes of a census released in Hanoi on July 3.The census on the socio-economic situation of Vietnam’s 53 ethnic minority groups was carried out in 5,468 mountainous and ethnic minority-inhabited communes ...

Rights of Vietnamese ethnic minority people promoted

The National Assembly Standing Committee has introduced its national target program of socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas for the next decade. This is part of the National Assembly’s measures to promote the rights of Vietnamese ethnic groups.The NA is particularly focused on ...

Border soldiers help improve lives for ethnic minority people

The lives of ethnic minority people in the central province of Quảng Bình’s Minh Hóa District have changed thanks to the care of soldiers over the past 10 years.Bringing wet rice to Rục ethnic people was a “revolution” which helped people approach new production methods to ...

Vietnam aims to reduce malnutrition among ethnic minority children

Vietnam plans to reduce the rate of underweight and malnourished children under five to less than 15 percent by 2030. The target is set in a programme on the protection and development of ethnic minorities for 2021-2030 which has been approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan ...

Programme approved to help protect ethnic minorities in 2021-2030

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a programme on the protection and development of ethnic minorities in 2021-2030. All population officers, health workers, and prestigious people in ethnic minority communities will be provided with knowledge about population – family planning, and reproductive health care by 2030.Keep ...

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