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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Le Thu Ha
Le Thu Ha is a Member of Parliament of Vietnam. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Vietnam: Increasing participation of women in politics
NDO - The Presidium of the Vietnam Women's Union held a meeting with female deputies of the 14th National Assembly (NA) in Hanoi, on November 13. Vietnamese women have made considerable contributions to the national socio-economic, security and...
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Monday, September 24, 2018
Vietnam has first female president, but activists are unimpressed
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vietnam’s appointment of its first female president belies a deep gender imbalance in the communist country’s politics and society and will do little to improve women’s rights, advocates said on Monday. Dang Thi Ngoc...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Candidates of the 14th National Assembly of Viet Nam
The election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly of Viet Nam will take place on May 22, 2016. The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC)’s Presidium held the third consultation meeting on April 15 to approve the official list of 1,...
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Gains for women in Viet Nam's National Assembly
The past week marked positive changes for women in Viet Nam’s political landscape. On March 31, Viet Nam's National Assembly (NA) elected Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan as its Chairwoman, making her the first woman to lead the country’s parliament. At 61,...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
MPs commit to transformative action on global peace and development
Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) have committed to taking the necessary action to carry forward proposed new sustainable development goals (SDGs) due to be adopted later this year. The success of the SDGs would transform the world and...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Lives saved in Viet Nam by involving women in disaster planning
Through the training of women in disaster management, as well as national lobbying, the contribution of women has been recognized and a government decree now gives the Women’s Union an official space in decision-making bodies. We invite you to read...
Una capacitación en Rescate y Primeros Auxilios en Viet Nam hace parte de la preparación para el riesgo de los desastres. Foto: ONU Mujeres
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Lives saved in Viet Nam by involving women in disaster planning
Through the training of women in disaster management, as well as national lobbying, the contribution of women has been recognized and a government decree now gives the Women’s Union an official space in decision-making bodies. We invite you to read...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Women’s Representation in Leadership in Viet Nam
The purpose of this report is to highlight trends in women’s representation in Viet Nam’s government, provide an overview of the legal framework related to women’s leadership and to discuss the challenges and barriers faced by women in the public...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Women’s Leadership – Be Part of the Solution
Viet Nam has always placed a strong emphasis on gender equality. This has resulted in important achievements such as low maternal mortality and high access to education. Vietnamese women have one of the highest labour force participation rates in...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
UNDP Viet Nam launched a new publication "Mentoring in Viet Nam – An effective capacity building approach for women leaders"
The purpose of this booklet is to support the Vietnamese partners of the UNDP and Ministry of Foreign Affair’s project Women’s Leadership by providing information and guidance on an effective approach to build the capacity of potential women leaders...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Mentoring in Viet Nam - An effective capacity building approach for women leaders
The purpose of this booklet is to support the Vietnamese partners of the UNDP and Ministry of Foreign Affair’s project Women’s Leadership by providing information and guidance on an effective approach to build the capacity of potential women leaders...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Vietnam needs more female politicians
VietNamNet Bridge – The number of women in leadership positions in political organisations, including the National Assembly and Government, has yet to reach its full potential, said deputy head of the Viet Nam Women's Union Nguyen Thi Thu Ha.   (We...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
International Workshop on Women Parliamentary Groups and National Strategies on Gender Equality
The workshop is jointly organised by the Committee on Social Affairs of the National Assembly of Viet Nam and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The event will be chaired by H.E. Vice-chair of the Viet Nam National Assembly and will...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Woman Leaders On The Up In Vietnam
The amount of women holding top leadership posts in politics and business have begun to mushroom thanks to a government strategy designed to make females more inclusive in the country's decision-making processes. For more information, please visit...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Viet Nam: Viet Nam and Chile Women Leaders Meet
Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan said she hoped her counterpart would help improve the role of women in Chile as well as boost exchanges between women of the two countries, especially as Allende is the only female representative in Chilean Socialist...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Viet Nam: Project to Promote Women’s Political Participation Approved
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has allowed the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association to receive a project to promote women’s political participation in Vietnam. The one-year project, funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Asia and Pacific Affairs (...