Gender inequality in Vietnam rising, trend expected to continue

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

Gender inequality in Vietnam rising, trend expected to continue

The ratio of boys to girls at birth in Vietnam in 2013 was 1.138, higher than the global average of 104 to 106 males born for every 100 females.

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Opportunity for women’s participation in economic development

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

Opportunity for women’s participation in economic development

(VOV) - The Australian Government hosted a forum for partners from across the region on “ASEAN Integration and Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Mekong” in Hanoi on August 27.

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Domestic steel producers voice concern over imported products

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

The Vietnam Steel Association is proposing reasonable import tax rates for iron and steel products amid concerns over the effects of a possible mass inflow of imported steel from Russia.

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Steelmaking group worried about effect of Russian imports

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

The Viet Nam Steel Association is proposing reasonable import tax rates for iron and steel products amid concerns over the effects of a possible mass inflow of imported steel from Russia.

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Minh opens World Championships bid against Howard Shu

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Vietnamese player Nguyen Tien Minh will meet Howard Shu of the US in the first match of the Badminton World Federation's World Championships, according to the draw made on Monday. It is the first match between Minh, seeded No 20 in the world, and Shu, who is seeded No 68.

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Filipino activists call for end to US defense pact

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago

Protesters clashed Friday with police near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, where about 100 of them marched to mark Philippine-American Friendship day with a call to junk a new defense pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to be temporarily based in the country.

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French quartet to perform in Ha Noi

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VietNam News English 4 month(s) ago 1 related news

French quartet to perform in Ha Noi

The Parisii Quartet, well-known in Europe and particularly in France, will perform in a classical concert in Ha Noi on Saturday to introduce their music to the Vietnamese audience.

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New York Times publisher denies sexism, calls Abramson bad manager

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

New York Times publisher denies sexism, calls Abramson bad manager

Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, arrives for the State Dinner held for French President Francois Hollande at the White House in Washington February 11, 2014.

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Tardy projects can lose their land

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VietNam News English 6 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The 2013 Land Law seeks to redress unequal land distribution for development projects, Nguyen Manh Hien, Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, tells the Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper.

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Pundits slam use of fake diplomas at state agencies

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 8 month(s) ago

Pundits slam use of fake diplomas at state agencies

Vietnamese experts have decried the use of fake qualifications, which is believed to be rampant in Vietnam, saying sham diploma holders can only be hired by state agencies and will cause harm to the employers as well as the educational system.

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Hundreds of arrests in Brazil World Cup spending protest

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 8 month(s) ago

Hundreds of arrests in Brazil World Cup spending protest

SAO PAULO – Brazilian police fired tear gas and arrested hundreds on Saturday as they dispersed a crowd in Sao Paulo that violently protested expenditures for the World Cup tournament.

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Civil servants benefit more from social insurance

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VietnamNet English 12 month(s) ago

Civil servants benefit more from social insurance

VietNamNet Bridge – The current social insurance in Vietnam is having a big discrimination where military personnel and civil servants are having an advantage over workers from the private sector, according to labor experts. This is the main reason why the coverage is only 20% of the total labor force, especially the large percentage of evasion in the private sector. Carlos Galian, Social Protection specialist with the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Vietnam, talked to The Saigon Times Daily on...

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Transgender life becomes vicious circle in Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 12 month(s) ago

Transgender life becomes vicious circle in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Without legal protection, transgender people are unable to find jobs and have to do work that is looked down on, which make others despise them even more.

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Transgender life becomes vicious circle in Vietnam

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Báo Dân Trí English 12 month(s) ago

Transgender life becomes vicious circle in Vietnam

Without legal protection, transgender people are unable to find jobs and have to do work that is looked down on, which make others despise them even more.

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ODA attraction: Facts and figures

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VietnamNet English 13 month(s) ago

ODA attraction: Facts and figures

VietNamNet Bridge – International donors have committed nearly US$ 80 billion in official development assistance (ODA) for Viet Nam over the last 20 years, serving to convert Viet Nam into a low middle-income country.

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