RoK provides US$300,000 for women, girls in drought-affected areas

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RoK provides US$300,000 for women, girls in drought-affected areas

VGP – The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) inked a cooperative agreement worth US$300,000 to improve sanitation for 15,000 women and girls in 7,500 poor and near-poor households who are seriously affected by droughts in six districts in the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands.

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Press digest – July 4

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Asian women still suffer pay gap, inequality at work: study

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Asian women still suffer pay gap, inequality at work: study

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Bich has come to terms with the fact that she may never earn as much as her husband.

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Over US$1 million for crafting industrial strategies

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Over US$1 million for crafting industrial strategies

VGP - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched an over US$1 million project on supporting the Vietnamese Government in building industrial strategies and related policies.

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City authorities ban gender selection for unborn babies

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The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee issued a decision to ban gender selection for unborn babies because there has been gender imbalance at birth.

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Press digest – May 17

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Women key to dealing with disaster risks: UN Women official

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Women key to dealing with disaster risks: UN Women official

Women in Asia – Pacific have capability and ability, and they are key to dealing with disaster risks and developing livelihoods for themselves and the community, said Roberta Clarke – UN Women Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

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Asia-Pacific Conference on gender, disaster risk reduction organized

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Asia-Pacific Conference on gender, disaster risk reduction organized

VGP – Viet Nam commits to increasing the role and status of women and improving their living standards with programs and activities related to reducing natural calamity risks and adapting to climate change, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat.

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Women hold key role in reducing disaster risks

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Women hold key role in reducing disaster risks

The vital role of women in alleviating the risks of disasters was highlighted at a regional Asia-Pacific conference on gender and disaster risk reduction that opened in Hanoi on May 16.

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Vietnamese ethnic girls take up professional soccer

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Vietnamese ethnic girls take up professional soccer

Girls in the ethnic minorities of Son La Province in northwestern Vietnam are challenging gender stereotypes by trading paddy fields for soccer fields.

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City applauded for gender equity gains

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City applauded for gender equity gains

HCM City has obtained significant progress in gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in the last five years, Nguyen Trong Dam, deputy minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said at a conference held on Friday in HCM City.

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Experts lament sexism in Vietnam's textbooks

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Textbook editors in Vietnam have pledged to remove gender stereotypes and promote equality after being criticized for using content that appeared to reinforce discrimination.

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Gender notion to be included in textbooks in Vietnam

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30 educators in the country have completed a document of gender equality education which will be included in textbooks, said representatives of the Ministry of Education and Training at a meeting yesterday in Hanoi.

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Gov’t looks to control gender imbalance at birth

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Gov’t looks to control gender imbalance at birth

VGP – The PM has ratified a project to control gender imbalance at birth in the 2016-2025 period with a view to effectively compelling rising sex ratio at birth.

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Vietnam’s LGBT community inspires video contest

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Vietnam’s LGBT community inspires video contest

A clip-making contest on promoting the rights and interests of the LGBT community in Vietnam opened for submissions on March 29.

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