Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 5 Gender equality

Promoted participation of young journalists and communication officers in “Gender and Gender Equality”

Two training courses on gender and gender equality with young journalists and communication officers were completed by the For Vietnamese Stature Foundation (VSF) over the weekend for nearly 30 participants from various press agencies and development projects.This is an activity under the VSF’s initiative of ...

Thanh Thu

UNFPA continues to help Vietnam improve civil registration, vital statistics

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Vietnam and Vital Strategies on August 9 signed an agreement for a second phase of work under the Data for Health Initiative, which is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to continue ...

Central Vietnam mangrove restoration project wins 2021 Risk Award

A mangrove restoration project that also builds resilience of a disaster-prone coastal community in Thua Thien-Hue Province has won the €100,000 ($118,000) 2021 Risk Award.The project, “Strong roots, strong women: empowering women for community and coastal ecosystem resilience in central Vietnam,” is co-managed by the ...

Nguyen Quy

Efforts ramped up to improve gender equality and women’s roles in Vietnam

Vietnam has come a long way in gender equality, with changes in the legal framework now protecting women better than ever before. However, much works need to be done before total equality can be achieved.While women’s participation in the workforce in Vietnam is very high, ...

Thanh Van

UNICEF partnership brings equitable STEAM learning opportunities to Vietnamese children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and US non-profit organisation STEAM for Vietnam Foundation on June 15 announced a new long-term partnership to provide children in Vietnam with equitable learning opportunities on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) related areas, both online and offline, ...

Vietnam promotes gender mainstreaming in climate change policies

Gender mainstreaming in climate change policies is crucial to promoting gender equality in Vietnam, according to Deputy Director of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) Nguyen Trung Thang.At a workshop held in Hanoi on April 28, Thang said that ...

Autonomy important for women’s empowerment towards gender equality

Autonomy and self-determination is important for women to be empowered and help them progress towards gender equality, according to a report released by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on April 22. For the first time, a UN report focuses on the topic of bodily autonomy: ...

Trung Hung

UNFPA, Norwegian Government support Vietnam in ending gender biased sex selection

The Norwegian Government and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) have reaffirmed their strong commitment to cooperating with and supporting Vietnam at the national and sub-national levels in ending gender-biased sex selection (GBSS), for a brighter future for the next generation of Vietnamese.The joint affirmation was ...

More women in informal sector in Q1: GSO

The third COVID-19 resurgence has weakened the labour market recovery momentum gained in the second half of 2020 and forced many labourers, particularly women, to shift to informal employment, according to the latest report by the General Statistics Office (GSO).It is probably because women are ...

Directory of agencies supporting survivors of gender-based violence, abuse debuts

A directory listing organisations and agencies offering support for women and child survivors of gender-based violence and abuse in Vietnam, the first of its kind, has been launched.The release of the directory is an effort by the MoLISA and UN Women within a joint project ...

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