Social development

Family, children and youth

Action programme to promote all-round development of children

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently signed off a national action programme for children for 2021 – 2030, aiming to ensure the realisation of children’s rights and their all-round development and create a safe, healthy, and friendly living environment for them.Keep reading ...

Vietnam wins first place at ASEAN Data Science Explorers competition

Team Catfish comprising Phung Tran Dieu Hoa and Nguyen Truong Thinh from RMIT University Vietnam were crowned the champions of ASEAN DSE 2020. Their presentation focused on “People with Disabilities: Unblocking the Economic Bottleneck”.To date, ASEAN DSE has empowered up to 16,309 students and 1,420 ...

Engaging men in preventing violence against women, children

The White Ribbon Breakfast was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 24 to encourage the participation of men and the community as a whole in preventing violence and sexual harassment against women and children, particularly in the context of COVID-19.According to a national ...

Vietnam promotes reproductive health care for adolescents, youths

Providing young people with knowledge about sexual and reproductive health combined with life skills education is a necessary and urgent issue, a top health official has said. Many Vietnamese youths have limited knowledge of sexual intercourse or pregnancy, Nguyen Duc Vinh, director of the Department ...

Children must be taught online safety skills: experts

Internet users in Vietnam, especially children, face many risks online, according to experts.Nguyen Quang Dong, Director of the Institute for Policy Research and Communication Development, told Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper that the issue is rooted in the weak awareness and poor digital security skills of internet users, ...

Forum seeks to improve social work in support of gender-based violence victims

A forum on social work to support victims of gender-based violence took place in HCM City on October 8.Co-organised by the HCM City Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and Department of Health, Vietnam Women’s Academy and UN Women, the event saw the participation ...

WB report outlines increase in Vietnam's human capital index 2020

Vietnam’s human capital index 2020 is higher than average for the East Asia & Pacific region and lower-middle income countries, although the stunted rate among children reached up to 25%, according to the World Bank.This information comes following the release of the World Bank’s 2020 ...

Global Young Vietnamese Intellectual Forum launched

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee has begun receiving applications for admission to the third Global Young Vietnamese Intellectual Forum 2020.This year’s forum, with the theme “Vietnam 2045” is scheduled to be held in Ho Chi Minh City from November 26 to ...

UN calls for end to son preference and gender-biased sex selection

Urgent, accelerated action is needed to stop gender-biased sex selection and other practices that harm women and girls, according to UNFPA State of World Population report 2020 that was released on July 17 in Hanoi by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.The report, which focuses ...

COVID-19 crisis could result in an increase in child labour

Children need to be protected from child labour more than ever due to the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, experts said during a virtual interactive panel discussion held in Hanoi last week. The COVID-19 pandemic left negative impacts on national socio-economic development and families’ lives ...

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