What gift to give on the Teachers’ Day?

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As the country is getting ready to celebrate the Teachers' Day, the biggest event of the year in honor of Vietnamese educators, many parents choose to express their gratitude to their children's teachers through the medium of money. Nguyen Thi Thu in Hoang Mai District in Hanoi told Phu Nu Today newswire that she has consulted many of her neighbors over what to give her children's teachers on the Teachers' Day. "They all choose to present envelops with money inside to their children's teachers, hoping they will give their children more care and attention," Thu said. To show "proper" gratitude to her two kids' teachers, she has spent almost VND4million (US$200) of her monthly salary. Vu Xuan Manh living in Cau Giay District in Hanoi has also planned to give about VND6million in envelops to his son's teachers at an elementary school. "The gifts for my son's teachers cost even more than the gifts for my boss on Tet Holiday," he said. Though Huong's daughter is studying in a … [Read more...]

What gift to give on the Teachers’ Day?

As the country is getting ready to celebrate the Teachers’ Day, the biggest event of the year in honor of Vietnamese educators, many parents choose to express their gratitude to their children’s teachers through the medium of money. Nguyen Thi Thu in Hoang Mai District in Hanoi told Phu Nu Today newswire that she has consulted many of her neighbors over what to give her children’s teachers on the Teachers’ Day. “They all choose to present envelops with money inside to their children’s teachers, hoping they will give their children more care and attention,” Thu said. To show “proper” gratitude to her two kids’ teachers, she has spent almost VND4million (US$200) of her monthly salary. Vu Xuan Manh living in Cau Giay District in Hanoi has also planned to give about VND6million in envelops to his son’s teachers at an elementary school. “The gifts for my son’s teachers cost even more than the gifts for my … [Read more...]

Vietnamese woman arrested for colluding with African men in online love scam

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Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang, 29, has been accused of colluding with some African men to con dozens of Vietnamese women. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre Police in the southern province of Tay Ninh have arrested a local woman accused of colluding with three African men to swindle 80 Vietnamese women out of nearly US$70,000 in total. Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang, 29, reportedly confessed to the crime and admitted that her gang preyed on Vietnamese women online. Initial investigation found Trang was working in Malaysia when she met an Vietnamese woman from Hai Phong City, whose remains at large. The woman introduced Trang to three African men and they came up with online scams to con Vietnamese women. The men's nationalities have not been confirmed. The gang created Facebook and Skype accounts to befriend Vietnamese women, pretending to be rich foreign men looking for a girlfriend. They promised to send the victims valuable gifts. In Vietnam, the Hai Phong woman would call the victims, claiming that she … [Read more...]

Various activities held on International Women’s Day

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PANO - The managing board of Ho Chi Minh City- based Book Street, in association with the city's Women Newspaper and the Southern Women's Museum, launched a week-long event themed "Roses for Mothers and Children" from March 7th to 13th on Nguyen Van Binh Street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1. The event, aiming to promote reading culture among women, features various activities such as exhibitions and a scholarship handover ceremony. *The Lao Cai provincial department of Information and Communication concluded a writing contest about Vietnamese women during the national industrialization and modernization cause. The contest was to promote information dissemination and education on Vietnamese women's morals and virtue in the province. * The Binh Dinh provincial Women's Union has recently worked with Kim Son Prison to provide knowledge on laws of gender equality for women who are working at the prison and its female inmates. The activity aimed to raise women's awareness and exchange their … [Read more...]

Argentina publisher issues publication on Vietnamese women

Cover of the Vietnamese Women edition (Source: VNA)

(VOVworld)- An Argentinean publisher released a special edition highlighting the role of Vietnamese women in Vietnam’s national defence and nation building on Monday. The 8-page publication, entitled The Vietnamese Women was issued by the Cienflores Editorial, in coordination with the Argentina-Vietnam Cultural Institute (ICAV) and the Embassy of Vietnam in the South American nation to mark the International Day of Women (March 8). It comprises an article and 21 photos, depicting vividly the participation of Vietnamese women in the resistant wars against the American invaders (1954-1975). It also features the significant contributions Vietnamese women have made to the socio-economic development of the nation. … [Read more...]

East Vietnam Sea survey team – Conclusion: Women behind nautical maps

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Female military officials are selected for their meticulous work in the publication of nautical maps in the 6th squad of the Vietnamese Navy. >> East Vietnam Sea survey team – P1: Tidal check>> East Vietnam Sea survey team – P2: ‘Copying’ seabed and ‘pasting’ it on screen>> East Vietnam Sea survey team – P3: Ten-day search for crashed Sukhoi-22s Making up part of the unit of maritime research and map surveying and editing, the women are based in the northern city of Hai Phong. In their office building, dozens of female naval officials sit at long rows of tables, gazing at computer screens. Captain Ha Van Vinh, head of the second map team, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper journalists that they should have brought a lot of flowers had they visited the office on Vietnamese Women’s Day (October 20). "Most of our staff are young female engineers," said Vinh, adding that his unit has 32 staff and 28 of them are … [Read more...]

Indian, Vietnamese women share similar virtues, need more room to excel: ambassador

As we know, the foreign minister of India, you – the ambassador of India to Vietnam, and the consul general of India in Ho Chi Minh City are all women. What would you like to say about the empowerment of women in modern India?

Preeti Saran, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam, talked to Tuoi Tre News in an exclusive interview on the occasion of the launch of the Indian Women Association (IWA) in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday. Women in high positions can be found in many places across India, both in government as well as in the private sector. But the empowerment of Indian women is not new, as it began over 30 years ago with Indira Gandhi, the first female prime minister of India, at a time when only a small number of countries had women as leaders. In fact India has a tradition of women holding top positions, and now the country has several female ambassadors. The speaker of the parliament is also a woman, and so are many ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet. Indian women also hold very high positions in the private sector, including banking, with many women working as CEOs. The head of the biggest state-run bank in India is a woman while the top positions of three other major Indian … [Read more...]

Women and flowers: Vietnamese Women’s Day

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"Get a wife!" everyone shouts at me every time I have a problem in Vietnam. I’d make a terrible husband. I’m selfish about my private time for writing and drawing. I’m grumpy in the mornings and I’m as romantic as a brick wall. Nope, never! Hmm... famous last words? Yet I’m surrounded by fabulous Vietnamese women. This includes my co-partner/manager for my educational projects. My most trusted and reliable friend is a glamorous wife of someone else. From my local shopkeeper to my favorite café, hardware shop and travel agent – they are all women. Lucky me! Have you noticed how the public face of Vietnam is a beautiful woman in an ao dai? That the control of the country sits in the hands of women in offices everywhere who make deals, check details and arrange stuff. The whole country probably wouldn’t last a minute without all those women co-coordinating, reporting, checking, filing and documenting every male decision and action. Your … [Read more...]

Women’s Day shopping heats up

A man chooses a bouquet for his girlfriend at a flower shop on Luong Dinh Cua Street in HCM City. Florists are busy preparing flowers to sell for Vietnamese Women's Day on October 20. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyet

HCM CITY (VNS) — With Vietnamese Women's Day approaching, the gift market is becoming busy, offering a wide range of gifts and services to satisfy all kinds of needs. Since flowers remain among the most popular gifts on the occasion, which falls on October 20, florists are offering flower baskets at prices ranging from a few hundred thousand dong to over VND1 million (US$44.7). But prices have not increased much compared to normal days, they assured. An employee of a flower shop on Hai Ba Trung Street in HCM City's District 3 said the most popular flower baskets were those priced at VND200,000-300,000 ($8.9-13.3), with only a few ordering those costing VND500,000 ($22.3) and above. Supermarkets and malls have launched programmes to attract customers. The French-owned Big C supermarket chain has launched "Ton vinh ve dep Viet" (honouring Vietnamese beauty) at its 31 outlets around the country, offering discounts of up to 49 per cent on more than 1,000 items from 200 famous … [Read more...]

Vietnam Women’s Day celebrates abroad

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(VOVworld) – The Huong Viet Women’s Club in Prague, the Czech Republic, on Friday celebrated its 10th anniversary and the 85th anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Union. Vietnamese Ambassador Truong Manh Son said the Vietnamese Embassy and the Vietnamese Association in Czech have also supported the Vietnam Women’s Union and other women’s clubs to assist Vietnamese people to settle and integrate into the local community. The Vietnam Women’s Union in Odessa province, Ukraine, also celebrated the 85th anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Union on Friday. The Association’s Chairwoman Vu Thi An Binh called on Vietnamese women to unite to develop the Vietnamese community in Ukraine. VOV journalist in the Czech Republic … [Read more...]

Kids to join football fun

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Children play in a practice match in Hue City. A football festival will be held for 900 kids from schools in Huong Tra town this Sunday in promoting 'gender equality'. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh THUA THIEN HUE (VNS) — More than 900 kids from 90 teams from schools in Huong Tra Town will compete in a football festival on Sunday. The event organiser, Football for All in Viet Nam, a Norwegian funded community football project, said it's a football fun day to promote gender equality on Vietnamese Women's Day (October 20th). The football festival, entitled ‘gender equality in football', will see teams comprised of three girls and two boys competing in five-a-side matches on 16 football pitches. All captains must be girls, and goals may only be scored by girls and there is no final or second or third-place playoffs. The organizing committee also hosts four life-skill camps for kids with fun ball games, life-skills for girls, technical practice with ball and young … [Read more...]

Photo exhibition celebrates Venezuelan women’s achievements

A photo of a Venezuelan military woman with a child displayed at the exhibition. The caption says: The Venezuelan military woman, example of unity, struggle, battle and victory for our children. — VNS Photo Le Huong

HA NOI (VNS) — Dozens of photos depicting the key roles played by Venezuelan women in the development of society are on display in an exhibition in downtown Ha Noi. Entitled Venezuelan Women and the Development of Socialism in the 21st Century, the photo exhibition shows images of Venezuelan women doing their daily work in various fields such as agriculture, industry, culture and arts, besides education, diplomacy, politics and even in the military field. "This photo exhibition highlights the achievements of the Bolivarian process in gender relations, equality and protection of the family as the fundamental unit of society," Jorge Rondon Uzcategui, Venezuelan Ambassador to Viet Nam, said at the opening ceremony of the exhibition yesterday. "Women in Venezuela, especially those of the poorest sectors, have historic responsibilities to lead the family, because they now have more and better strategies and tools of resistance and liberation." He said the struggle for equality … [Read more...]

UN releases report on Vietnamese women and children

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NDO - The United Nations has launched a report on the lives and well-being of Vietnamese women and children highlighting the country’s progress towards the fulfilment of Millennium Development Goals. In the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014 conducted in collaboration with the General Statistics Office (GSO) and relevant agencies, the UN says Vietnam still has an unfinished agenda in protecting vulnerable children and women. Speaking at the launch on September 4, the GSO’s Deputy Director General Nguyen Van Lieu said the report provided important data and analysis that reflect achievements of Vietnam’s development goals. He added that the survey was a critical data collection tool that should be included in Vietnam’s national survey schedule in order to regularly monitor the situation of children in Vietnam. UNICEF Representative in Vietnam Youssouf Abdel-Jelil said the survey was a joint contribution to the data revolution that is called for in the … [Read more...]

RoK-funded project helps improve vocational skills for Hai Duong workers

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The project will provide Hai Duong’s female workers with training courses on necessary vocational skills (Photo: VNA) NDO – The Korean International Co-operation Agency in Vietnam (KOICA) launched a project worth US$200,000 in Hai Duong province to improve the vocational skills of local female workers. Under the project, 150 female workers will receive training courses in English, Korean, computer and service skills, which are necessary vocational skills required by local and RoK businesses working in the locality. The trainees will also receive support for seeking jobs after finishing their courses. The project is co-financed by KOICA and Asiana Airlines to meet the demands of the local market while narrowing the wage gap between female and male workers. According to Country Director of KOICA in Vietnam Chang Jae Yun, imbalances in income between male and female workers, as well as the lack of safety at work, have imposed obstacles on Vietnamese women’s … [Read more...]

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Man prosecuted for sending illegal workers to China The People's Procuracy of the Central Highland Dak Nong Province yesterday prosecuted and arrested a suspect for alleged involvement in sending 24 people to work overseas illegally. The initial police investigation showed that the 20-year-old suspect Nguyen Xuan Manh, of Dak Nong Province's K'Rong No District, and his cousin returned to Viet Nam from China to look for people who wanted to work in that country. The two men reportedly said they enticed 24 people to China for work. These workers were required to pay VND5 million (US$231,600) each. The police caught Manh in mid-March, when he and eight others travelled to the northern Thai Nguyen Province to meet his cousin and then, head to China. The police are expanding the investigation. 3-year-old's sudden death raises questions about hospital's role A three-year-old boy died suddenly in central Ha Tinh Province's Loc Ha District after he was given an injection at the General … [Read more...]

Website for Vietnamese women living abroad launched

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The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) has officially launched a website on Vietnamese women living abroad at address http://pnvnnuocngoai.vn with the aim of providing useful information to them. With nine categories and 30 sub-categories, the website has a user-friendly interface with many pictures, audio clips and videos. It is undertook by the Vietnam Woman Newspaper. In addition, the website also has links to connect to other websites of VWU’s branches in cities and provinces across Vietnam, as well as linking to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum, the Centre for Women and Development, the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and women’s organizations in foreign countries. Speaking at the launching ceremony, VWU Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa said that the website hoped to connect Vietnamese women in foreign countries, helping them stabilize their lives, preserve Vietnam’s traditional heritage, contribute to … [Read more...]

Website launched for Vietnamese women living abroad

(VOV) - Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) has officially launched a website on Vietnamese women living overseas (http://pnvnnuocngoai.vn) with the aim of providing them with useful information. It has nine categories and 30 sub-categories. It has a user-friendly interface and is visually appealing, with many pictures, audio clips and videos. It includes links to connect closely to other websites of VWU’s branches in cities and provinces across Vietnam, as well as linking to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum, the Centre for Women and Development, the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and women’s organizations in foreign countries, Speaking at the event launch, Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa, VWU Chairwoman, said that the website hopes to connect Vietnamese women in foreign countries, helping them stabilize their lives, preserve Vietnam’s traditional heritage, contribute to women’s movements, and assist national … [Read more...]

Shows on Vietnamese women in Ho Chi Minh city

On April 7th, the Southern Women’s Museum in Ho Chi Minh city opened two shows on Vietnamese women to celebrate the 40th anniversary of southern liberation and national unification (April 30th) and the 30th founding anniversary of the museum. On display are 150 artifacts and documents about contributions made by Vietnamese women in science and labour. There is also an exchange with female groups and individuals who made great contribution to national construction and development. Addressing at the exchange, director of the Southern Women’s Museum Nguyen Thi Tham, said that in the struggle for national liberation and construction, the history recognized ten thousands of women who overcome difficulties and sacrificed their lives for national indepdence. In peacetime, women together with people nationwide started to reconstruct the nation making increasing contributions towards its development and wealth With creative spirit and effort, women continued to overcome … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News December 12

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Enjoy your breakfast while reading these brief news items on Tuoi Tre News today, December 12 - According to the Vietnam News Agency, Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh on Thursday voiced Vietnam’s consistent stance in resolutely rejecting China’s claim over Hoang Sa (Paracel), Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes and contiguous waters, as well as its "historical rights" to the waters, seabed and subsoil within the "nine-dash line" it unilaterally introduced. The statement came as a response to reporters’ question on the country’s response to the Chinese government’s paper on matter of jurisdiction in the East Sea issued on December 7. … [Read more...]

Vietnam Women’s Museum: A Traveler’s Choice 2014 Winner T

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(VOV) - TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, has named the Vietnam Women's Museum in Hanoi the winner of its Traveler's Choice award, citing it as one of the highlights for any visit to the Southeast Asian country. With its modern design and eye-catching displays focused on the contribution of women to the country's history, the museum highlights their role in Vietnam's many military conflicts as well as in commerce, the TripAdvisor website states. It also includes features on female street vendors and the role of women role in the family, providing an honest and insightful glimpse into the everyday life of Vietnamese women. The museum located on Ly Thuong Kiet Street attracts on average 400-500 tourists per day, sometimes even up to nearly 1,000. All visitors say they are highly impressed by a statue of a Vietnamese Mother at the entrance. Spanning an area of nearly 2,000 square metres, the museum features more than 25,000 documents which reflect the contribution of … [Read more...]