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 … [Read more...]

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Rose prices go through the roof

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A flower shop in HCM City. To attract shoppers on Vietnamese Women's Day, flower shops, supermarkets and malls are offering gifts and attractive promotions. - Phu Nu Online Photo HCM CITY (VNS) - Flowers, cosmetics, and new clothes are on top of the list of gifts given on Vietnamese Women's Day, October 20. A variety of flowers are available in the market, including roses that keep for several years and imported ones. According to sellers at traditional markets and flower shops, rose prices … [Read more...]

Women unite in fight against breast cancer

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Award-winning Nguyen Thi Khanh Thuong's journey as a cancer crusader began when she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer weeks before her wedding on Vietnamese Women's Day last year. She tells her inspirational tale of fighting the deadly disease and her future fundraising plans. by Lan Dung Inner Sanctum: How has the knowledge gained from working with cancer charities helped you fight against breast cancer? Actually, I did not know much about cancer during my time with charities. I took … [Read more...]

Vietnamese, Italian women share cultures

HA NOI — The Italian embassy in Ha Noi yesterday launched its second annual Italy-Viet Nam contest for women. Titled I Am Wonderful , the event is a project dreamt up by Loredana De Vitis to display stereotypes of women's beauty and behaviour in Viet Nam. One of the organisers said she hoped to reveal the similarities between Vietnamese and Italian women and the way society and their husbands expect them to look and behave. "De Vitis's project originated with the campaign Friendly Images, … [Read more...]

50 percent of cancer cases in Vietnam are women

According to a report released on Vietnamese Women's Day (October 20), women make up more than 50 percent of cancer cases in the country. Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen said that the country reported around 150,000 fresh cancer cases annually of which 75,000 died of the disease and 50 percent were women. The ten kinds of cancer affecting most Vietnamese women were breast cancer, lung cancer, ovary cancer, gastric cancer, colon-rectal cancer, liver cancer, blood cancer, cervical … [Read more...]

Olympus Vietnam Co., Ltd celebrates its birthday on Vietnamese Women’s Day

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On the occasion of Vietnamese Women's Day (October 20) and the 3rd anniversary of Olympus Vietnam Limited Company, the company's Board of Management held a meeting with the participation of more than 1,300 workers. Fast eating contest … [Read more...]

Look good, do better

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A good woman is good on the inside, say past beauty contest winners. As Vietnamese Women's Day has many families planning gifts and celebrations for their mothers, daughters and sisters, Thanh Nien Daily spoke with several former beauty queens about what October 20 means to them. Miss Earth contestant Truc Diem says wisdom and perseverance are what make great women … [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 … [Read more...]

Vietnam Women’s Museum: A Traveler’s Choice 2014 Winner

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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 … [Read more...]

Rose prices go through the roof

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A flower shop in HCM City. To attract shoppers on Vietnamese Women's Day, flower shops, supermarkets and malls are offering gifts and attractive promotions. - Phu Nu Online Photo HCM CITY (VNS) - Flowers, cosmetics, and new clothes are on top of the list of gifts given on Vietnamese Women's Day, October 20. A variety of flowers are available in the market, including roses that keep for several years and imported ones. According to sellers at traditional markets and flower shops, rose prices … [Read more...]

Photo exhibition on Vietnamese women introduced in Paris

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The Hanoitimes - The exhibition was held at Quai Branly Museum, as part of '2014 Vietnam Year' in France. The Vietnam Women's Museum have coordinated with the Quai Branly Museum to hold the event. The exhibition depicts the image of Vietnamese women through propaganda pictures during the 1954-1980 period. The 40 pictures on display have been drawn by leading artists such as Nguyen Do Cung, To Ngoc Van and Luong Xuan Nhi. … [Read more...]

Social News 12/8

The police's initial investigation found that the company had illegally imported 46 Hitachi biochemistry automatic analysers through two customs centres at Noi Bai and Gia Lam from 2007-12.

Workers successfully evacuated from Libya Vietnam Airlines has successfully evacuated all 458 Vietnamese labours of Korean Huyndai Engineering Construction from war ravaged Libya. The last flight carrying 180 Vietnamese workers departed at 23.00 on August 11 from Cairo, Egypt and is scheduled to land in Noi Bai International Airport at 13.00 on August 12. Vinamex Company Deputy Director Do Xuan Chien said all 458 Vietnamese workers have successfully and safely been evacuated to Cairo on five … [Read more...]

Photo exhibition on Vietnamese women opens in France

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(Cinet)- As many as 40 posters highlighting the vital role of Vietnamese women in all fields in the period from 1954 to 1980 are being displayed at Quai Branly Museum in Paris, France. … [Read more...]

Vietnam seeks to boost gender equality in public sector

Policymakers, experts and scientists from domestic and foreign institutes, organisations and universities joined in a seminar in Hanoi on August 11 to discuss how to promote gender equality in the public sector. As part of the project "Empowerment of Women in the Public Sector in the Context of International Economic Integration", the event was jointly organised by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme in … [Read more...]

Women in fishing villages protest China’s actions

"We call on Vietnamese women and the world to protest China's illegal action", said Ms Nguyen Thi Ly, asking China to immediately withdraw the Haiyang Shiyou-981 drilling rig and restore peace to Vietnamese fishing communities.

Fishermen's mothers and wives in the central province of Quang Ngai staged a seaside protest on May 22nd. The event was held to show their objections to China's deployment of the Haiyang Shiyou-981 drilling rig in Vietnam's continental shelf and exclusive economic zone, hindering fishing at Vietnam's Paracel Archipelago. … [Read more...]

Smiles through the lens of French photographer

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(VOV) -A photo anthology by French photographer Réhahn casting the spotlight on the smiles of Vietnamese children and the elderly opened at L'Espace at 24 Trang Tien Street in Hanoi on May 9. Photo exhibition gives insight into Italian life Photo exhibition features Dien Bien Phu victory Hanoi's alleys spotlighted in photo exhibition The exhibition explores the complexities of a seemingly simple emotion through as many as 25 of Réhahn's best photos from a collection of … [Read more...]

French photographer set to open exhibition on Vietnamese children, elders

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An exhibition featuring pictures of Vietnamese children and elderly people taken by French photographer Réhahn C will be organized in Hanoi this week. Titled "Visage" (Faces), the exhibit will showcase around 25 photos of Vietnamese people Rehahn has taken on his trips in Vietnam during the last six years. … [Read more...]

Photos of Vietnam on exhibit in Paris

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(VOV) - The Paris-based Centre and Research National Archives is displaying photos of Vietnamese people and land taken by French photographers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A glimpse of Vietnam through photo exhibition Photo exhibition spotlights HCM City-Lyon relations Photo exhibition on Vietnamese women opens in Paris The photos by Emile Gsell, Gustave Ernest, Trumelet-Faber, Charles-Edouard Hocquard and Aurelien Pestel feature the daily life of Vietnamese people, including … [Read more...]

Vietnamese black-white photos exhibited in France

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(VOV) - An intriguing black and white photography collection featuring hundreds of images of traditional Vietnamese culture is on display in Paris. Photo exhibition on Vietnam held in Mexico Photo exhibition on Vietnam opens in Venezuela Photo exhibition on Vietnamese women opens in Paris The photos, on loan from the French School of the Far East (EFEO), were originally taken in late 19th to middle of 20th century, introduce Vietnamese traditional customs, like praying to Kitchen Gods and … [Read more...]

Vietnam attends workshop on women in South Africa

A Vietnamese delegation attended an international workshop honouring women war veterans, held in Centurion city, South Africa, on March 8 - 9. The function was held under the theme "Women Military Veterans - Together Inspiring Change" by the South African Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans. It drew 250 global women veterans who rendered services to their homelands' struggles for independence. Opening the workshop, South African Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe … [Read more...]