The cruel cycle of poverty and child marriage

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

Poverty and gender inequality are said to be key drivers of child marriage in Việt Nam, particularly in ethnic minority communities in rural areas.

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VN still faces gender imbalance at birth

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Báo điện tử CP English 3 month(s) ago 1 related news

VGP – Up to 45 out of 63 provinces and cities in Viet Nam are struggling with sex ratio imbalance at birth with 120 boys per 100 girls, even 148.4 boys per 100 girls.

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Alpine ethnic people in Vietnam – P5: ‘Wife-pulling’ custom

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Whether or not the custom is obsolete or inappropriate in today’s world, ‘pulling a wife,’ a deeply-rooted practice of Mong ethnic men, remains a unique cultural trait of the community.

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Brighter Path II to continue empowering young ethnic schoolgirls

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

VinaCapital Foundation and Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund have rolled out the second phase of the Brighter Path project, which provides scholarships to 33 ethnic schoolgirls in Vietnam.

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Five arrested for gang rape of 13-year-old girl in southern Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Police in the southern Vietnamese province of An Giang have arrested five male suspects accused of gang raping one 13-year-old girl and attempting to abuse another.

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Aerobic team brings home World Cup medals

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SaiGon GP English 5 month(s) ago

Vietnamese aerobic athletes grabbed one gold, four silver and two bronze medals from the FIG World Cup Series Tokyo International which closed on April 23.
Vietnamese aerobic team at the FIG World Cup in Tokyo (Photo: VNA)

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Rise in Boko Haram child suicide bombers 'alarming': UNICEF

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Báo Dân Trí English 5 month(s) ago

An "alarming" number of children, most of them girls, have been used by Boko Haram as suicide bombers in the first months of 2017, UNICEF said Wednesday.

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Korean girlband SNSD to perform in Hanoi’s charity concert

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

One of the most successful Korean girlband in Asia, Girls’ Generation (SNSD) will travel to Hanoi a charity concert which will be held at National Convention Center in Hanoi on April 1.
Korean girlband, Girls’ Generation (SNSD)

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Vietnam tops regional champs for young athletes

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

Vietnam ranked first at the 12th Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championships which closed on March 28 in the Philippines.

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United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 month(s) ago

March 26 - At least two girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they did not meet a dress code for special pass travelers, the company said in a statement on Twitter amid a social media furor.

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Vietnam president wants clarity on probe into man accused of molesting seven kids

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 month(s) ago

Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang has ordered relevant agencies to investigate a case in which a man was accused of molesting seven young girls in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

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Guatemala in mourning after blaze kills 20 girls in shelter

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SaiGon GP English 7 month(s) ago 1 related news

Guatemala declared three days of mourning after a blaze on Wednesday in a government-run children’s shelter killed 20 teenage girls and focused national attention on allegations of sexual and other abuse in the facilty, source from Vietnamnews.

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Fire at Guatemala shelter kills 19 girls, police blame arson

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago 1 related news

SAN JOSE PINULA, Guatemala, March 8 - A fire tore through a home for abused teenagers and children in Guatemala, killing at least 19 girls on Wednesday after some residents set mattresses ablaze following an overnight attempt to escape from the overcrowded center, police said.

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Jr.NBA program returns to Vietnam for fourth straight year

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

The U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA)’s Jr. NBA development program on Saturday returned to Vietnam for the fourth consecutive year.

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Vietnamese women, teen girls breathe fire for living at expense of own health

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

A number of poor women and young teenagers have been giving more heat, literally, to sidewalk beer stalls across Ho Chi Minh City, performing fire-breathing acts as a means to eke out a living, despite the obvious health hazards.

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