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With UN Women and FAO’s help, families try to recover from Covid-19 pandemic and drought in Viet Nam

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

More than 3,500 people hurt by both the COVID-19 pandemic and drought in southern Viet Nam are now trying to rebuild their livelihoods with cash assistance from UN Women and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Violence by an intimate partner: A public matter

Monday, September 7, 2020

As we go back into our routines, let’s reflect on the fact that a true free, peaceful and prosperous society is not possible until we end the violence within our homes, our mind and our hearts! On September 2, as I venture with some friends for lunch at a little local Vietnamese restaurant to celebrate Vietnam’s National Day, a holiday commemorating freedom and independence in Vietnam, I witness a situation of intimate partner violence which happened in front of all our eyes.

Leading companies in Viet Nam sign the CEO Statement of Support for Women’s Empowerment Principles

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

[Press release] Ha Noi, Viet Nam – Twenty-one business leaders in Viet Nam joining a forum hosted by UN Women have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as they chart the next steps to achieve gender equality in workplace, marketplace and community. The companies endorsed the Statement in the presence of the “Equality Means Business” forum organizers – UN Women, the EU Delegation in Viet Nam and the Viet Nam Women...

WeEmpowerAsia ‘Gender Equality Means Good Business’ Forum

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The ‘Gender Equality Means Good Business’ Forum brings together representatives of Viet Nam’s private companies and European businesses based-locally for a signing ceremony of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

New pioneering effort to protect women and children in quarantine centres during COVID-19

Monday, May 11, 2020

Thousands of women and children in quarantine centres across Viet Nam have been protected through accelerated safeguarding measures during the COVID-19 pandemic in a recent pioneering effort by the Government of Viet Nam, UNICEF and UN Women.

Viet Nam’s journalists learn how to report on women and risks of climate change

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Two dozen Vietnamese journalists are now able to better report on how women can help prepare for and mitigate the effects of natural disasters, thanks to a training co-organized by UN Women. Empower Women for Climate-Resilient Societies, a joint project UN Women and United Nations Environment Programme, collaborated with the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority in organizing the training last November 21-22 in this city in central Viet Nam. A total of 26 print, broadcast, digital and photo journalists from 17 media outlets attended.

Take Five: “Our mission cannot be realized without women’s economic empowerment.”

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Christian Ewert is President of amfori, a global business association for open and sustainable trade. amfori groups over 2,400 retailers, importers, brands and associations of more than 40 countries, with a combined turnover of more than 1 trillion euros. amfori recently signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which UN Women and United Nations Global Compact developed to guide private companies to create gender-equal workplaces.

UN Women supports Viet Nam to develop the new National Strategy on Gender Equality

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Ten years ago, it was the first time Viet Nam prepared and developed its first remarkable National Strategy on Gender Equality (NSGE) that defined the direction and priorities to promote gender equality in the period 2011-2020. During the years of implementation of the NSGE, Viet Nam has been one of the countries in the Asia-Pacific that has made a lot of changes and progress on gender equality in many socio-economic fields.

Strengthen women’s livelihoods and participation for greater resilience to disasters and climate change in Viet Nam

Monday, December 16, 2019

When Tran Thi My Linh, a 51-year-old rural woman first said that she would replace her rice fields with lotus fields, she raised many eyebrows. In the little commune of Hoa Dong in Phu Yen province, just south of Viet Nam’s capital, Ha Noi, villagers had planted rice for generations. However, with the changing weather patterns in recent years, millions of people have been affected in Phu Yen and in rural Viet Nam in general and people have started looking for new livelihoods.

Generation Equality: Vietnamese people create modern fairy tales for equal future

Thursday, October 17, 2019

[Press release] UN Women, Embassy of Ireland and ChildFund Viet Nam are inviting all legal residents in Viet Nam, especially children and the youth, with no age limation, to participate in a new contest to eliminate gender stigma and stereotypes in fairy tales. The competition, called “Generation Equality’’, starts from 17 October 2019 and will run until 27 November 2019. The winner will have a chance to work with a professional team to develop their stories into a comic book or a video animation. The competition is part of activities to commemorate the Vietnamese Women’s Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign 2019 and the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 2020.

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