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Gender equality at work: shifting the mindset and approach from protecting female employees to promoting gender equality

Gender equality at work: shifting the mindset and approach from protecting female employees to promoting gender equality

14/10/2019
On October 09th, 2019, in Hanoi, Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in cooperation with UN Women held the Consulting Workshop on gender equality in the draft labour code (revided) and development of its implementation Decree. Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha attended and chaired the workshop. Attending the workshop were representatives of ministries, sectors, collectives, non-government organizations, department of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs, Industrial Zone’s manager boards in some localities and enterprises.
Lunar New Year holiday 2020 to have seven days off

Lunar New Year holiday 2020 to have seven days off

09/10/2019
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a proposal of the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs on the 2020 Lunar New Year holiday.
Yen Bai reviews child protection

Yen Bai reviews child protection

30/09/2019
The province of Yen Bai on September 27 held a workshop to review the implementation of the project “Ending Violence against Children” (EVAC) which was launched in the province in 2016 for the period until 2020.
Vietnam joins global action to protect children’s rights

Vietnam joins global action to protect children’s rights

26/09/2019
Vietnam, together with 40 countries worldwide, has aligned itself to the voluntary global pledge “For every child, every right” to ensure no one is left behind, and to support every child to reach their full potential, said Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to the UN on September 25th, 2019. Attending the UN General Assembly’s celebration for global actions on the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Mr. Dang Dinh Quy, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN stressed the significance of the event, saying it offered an opportunity for all nations to enhance efforts to protect the rights of children.
Over 1.4 million ethnic minorities benefit from credit policies

Over 1.4 million ethnic minorities benefit from credit policies

26/09/2019
 More than 1.4 million clients who are of ethnic minorities are benefiting from preferential credit programmes at the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP), with a total loan of VND135.96 trillion (US$5.84 billion).
Campaign launched to seek funding for SOS Children’s Villages

Campaign launched to seek funding for SOS Children’s Villages

17/09/2019
SOS Children’s Villages Vietnam has launched a campaign called ‘Lo Dung Tinh Thuong' (Love-Filled Jar) to raise funds for more than 3,000 children at its 17 villages throughout the country. The campaign aims to call for long-term sponsorship for 238 families who have been bringing up over 3,000 underprivileged children at 17 SOS villages in 17 provinces and cities nationwide.
WB and UNICEF commit to deal with child under nutrition in Vietnam

WB and UNICEF commit to deal with child under nutrition in Vietnam

14/09/2019
The World Bank and UNICEF on September 12 reaffirmed their strong commitment to work with the Government of Vietnam to tackle child undernutrition as the country prepares its Socio-Economic Development Strategy for 2021-30.
Vice President requires better care for disadvantaged children

Vice President requires better care for disadvantaged children

10/09/2019
The agencies, organisations, social unions and schools need to pay more attention to protecting, educating and caring for children, particularly those who are living in difficult circumstances. The statement was made by Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh at her reception in Hanoi for a delegation of children who have overcome difficulties to gain outstanding achievements intheir studies on September 9, on the occasion of new academic year and Mid-Autumn Festival.