Family, children and youth

Family, children, and youth policy and administration

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Voices of Vietnamese children survey released

Result of the survey “The Voices of Vietnamese Children” was released by the Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD) and the Save the Children International (SCI) in Hanoi on June 2.The survey polled nearly 1,700 Vietnamese children aged 11-16 in urban and rural areas, both ...

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 ...

Protecting children on the internet

The supervision programme in 2020 of the National Assembly (NA) and the NA Standing Committee has been set to focus on two topics including the implementation of policies and laws on the prevention and fight against child abuse, and the implementation of free trade agreements ...

40% of localities to set up child-friendly investigation rooms in 2020-2025 period

Child-friendly investigation rooms will be established in 40% of cities and provinces nationwide in the 2020-2025 period, which is set as one of key targets of the Prime Minister-approved national action plan to prevent and combat violence against children and child sexual abuse in the ...

Conference adopts Hanoi Call for Action on early childhood development

The Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Early Childhood Development (ECD) adopted a Hanoi Call for Action on the implementation of ECD during its closing session in Hanoi on December 6. The call is expected to contribute significantly to accelerate the effective realisation of ECD in each ...

Việt Nam attends ASEAN meeting on social protection for vulnerable children

Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs Lê Văn Thanh led a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 10th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (AMMSWD) on strengthening social protection for vulnerable children in ASEAN in Vientiane, Laos on Thursday (21 November).Participants focused ...

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