Prostitution in Ho Chi Minh City develops complicated again

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VietNamNet Bridge - "After the provision on not sending prostitutes to rehabilitation centers, prostitution in HCM City has become complex again," said Mr. Le Van Quy, Deputy Chief of the HCM City Bureau for Social Evils Prevention. At a recent workshop on prostitution management in the city, Quy said prostitution was complicated last year. Prostitution was disguised in many forms of business, using increasingly sophisticated tactics, making big concerns for the community. "The number of … [Read more...]

Social entrepreneurship – a new trend

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The topic of social entrepreneurship was mentioned in at least three discussion panels at the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) held in Kuala Lumpur. Many guest speakers predicted that this concept will become a trend in the near future. Melody Hossaini, a social entrepreneurship expert from England, defined "social entrepresurship" as the practice of adding value to society while performing as a successful corporation. This differs from the work of charity organizations in that they … [Read more...]

Experts warn rabies outbreak possible

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Experts warn rabies outbreak possible The risk of a possible rabies outbreak will remain high if measures are not taken to control the disease, said experts from the Ministry of Health. According to the ministry, the disease had spread throughout Ha Noi and many northern provinces in the region. By Thursday of last week, more than 300 people in Ha Noi's Soc Son District had been bitten by infectious dogs and cats. In the district's Bac Son Commune, nearly 100 people had been bitten. The … [Read more...]

Child Protection Law changes to strengthen child justice

HAI PHONG (VNS)—The revised law on Child Protection, Care and Education needs to make clear what the responsibilities of ministries and agencies are when it comes to implementing child-friendly justice, said director of Department for Child Protection and Care Nguyen Hai Huu at a workshop in Hai Phong last week. The law has been in effect for eight years but has significant shortcomings. The department, under the Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs in partnership with other relevant … [Read more...]

Prime Minister asks four cities to report on prostitution

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VietNamNet Bridge - After some local newspapers reported on prostitution in many big cities, the Prime Minister has asked Hanoi, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City and Nam Dinh to quickly assess the situation and report to the government before July 5. At a red-light restaurant in Do Son, Hai Phong. Photo: VNE Earlier, in the discussion on prostitution prevention held on June 13/6, Mr. Pham Ngoc Dung - Deputy Head of the Prostitution Prevention Policy Division of the Department of Social Evils … [Read more...]

Many practical activities conducted for anti-drug action month in Nghe An province

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Photo for illustration (Source: hanoimoi.com.vn) On the occasion of the anti-drug action month of June 2013, the Nghe An provincial People's Committee steered the departments, sectors, organizations and people's committees of districts, cities and towns to organize practical activities. Along with boosting communication for those with high-risk behaviours in border, coastal areas, key areas, mountainous and remote areas, the police force, border guards and customs enhanced efforts to detect and … [Read more...]

Don’t deceive yourself and others

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Recent reports by authorities in Haiphong City and Nam Dinh Province that there was no prostitution in Do Son and Quat Lam have been met with public scepticism. Right after the reports were announced, several press agencies published articles denouncing the findings, and several reporters even went 'under cover' to find out more about the report's claims. Their reports on a "red light street" in the Do Son area in Haiphong proved that there exists a boisterous prostitution complex there. … [Read more...]

Community reintegration support needs appropriate measures

Capital support, vocational training for treated drug addicts and prostitutes are considered as positive measures to help them seek steady jobs, not repeat the crimes and reintegrate into communities. However, the rate of employed people remains low, therefore, to further promote the effectiveness of this assistance policy, more appropriate measures are needed. Supporting in accordance with demand In reality, vocational centres mostly teach what they have, therefore, vocations taught there … [Read more...]

Sharp increases in social problems grabs authorities’ attention

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A report from the Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has shown that 'social evils' are rising at an alarming rate in the whole, and and among younger people in specific. In 2012, VND70 billion (USD3.4 million)was spent for the prevention these activities. Le Duc Hien, Deputy Head of DSEP, said social evils are spreading from urban to rural areas, and methods of operation are getting more sophisticated. New technologies have been used to form large-scale, inter-provincial … [Read more...]

Sharp increase in social problems grabs authorities’ attention

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A report from the Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has shown that 'social evils' are rising at an alarming rate in the whole, and among younger people in specific. According to the Department for Social Evils Prevention (DSEP), under the MoLISA, Vietnam has around 30,000 sex workers and 171,400 people addicted to drugs, and the numbers are on the rise. In 2012, VND70 billion (USD3.4 million)was spent for the prevention these activities. Le Duc Hien, Deputy Head of … [Read more...]