CPV: The Embassy of Canada in Hanoi on September 13 announced the Government of Canada will grant 180,000 Canada dollar (around 3.82 billion Vietnamese dong) for seven small projects, which is being channeled through the Embassy of Canada's Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (2011-2012 program). The projects will be implemented during this year in Dien Bien, Lao Cai, Dak Lak, Phu Tho provinces and Hanoi, making a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged groups in the country. Four projects focus on respecting and promoting women's rights (domestic violence prevention, legal aid support for lesbian women, anti-human trafficking of women and children, gender equality and participatory governance), one on comprehensive care and support for HIV/AIDS infected women, one on child survival through improved quality and access to health services at the grassroots level, and one on access to agriculture extension services. Through seven projects, the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives … [Read more...] about Canada granted seven projects on community development and women rights
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Preface Chapter I: Vietnam's Viewpoints and Policies on Human Rights Chapter II: Vietnam's Achievements in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights I. Civil and Political Rights 1. Rights to Vote and Stand for Election, and to Participate in the Administration of the State and Management of the Society 2. Freedoms of Speech and the Press, and the Right to Information 3. Freedom of Association and Assembly 4. Freedom of Religion and Belief 5. Ensuring Equal Rights among Ethnic Groups 6. Ensuring the Rights to Life, Physical Inviolability and Dignity 7. Freedom of Movement and Residence II. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1. Rights to Economic Development and Improvement of the Material Life 2. Social Rights 3. Right to Healthcare III. Rights of Women, Children, Family, Elderly and Disabled People. 1. Women's Rights and Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 2. The Rights of the Child 3. Rights of Disabled People and Agent … [Read more...] about The book “Achievements in Protecting and Promoting Human Rights in Vietnam”
This will enable the country to maximize the full potential of migration while reducing the vulnerability that some migrants and their families face. "Migration can help to enhance human development. The women, men and children who move, the communities they move to and those who remain at home all stand to gain. However, it is also true that migrants constitute a group that requires special support and protection from policy-makers and leaders throughout the country," says Bruce Campbell, UNFPA Representative, while pointing out that the UN remains its commitment to assist the Government in developing a supportive policy environment for internal migration. The benefits of internal migration are felt at a national and regional level, but also at the individual level by migrants and their families. In Viet Nam, internal migration has been contributing to the rapid economic growth and poverty reduction the country has witnessed during the past 20 years. Remittances, which circulate … [Read more...] about UN and VASS call for migration to be included in national and human development strategies
(VOVworld) - According to the global report of the UN Development Programme, Viet Nam is among more than 40 developing countries identified to have done better than expected in human development terms in recent decades. The report reaffirms Vietnam's achievements in human development which have been recognized internationally. Among the countries mentioned in the UNDP report, Vietnam is said to have made the most progress in human development. Viet Nam's Human Development Index has increased by 41 percent in the past two decades. The UNDP attributes these achievements to the Vietnamese government's strong commitment to better public health and educational services, innovative poverty reduction programs, and strategic engagement with the global economy. The UNDP's assessment is accurate. Vietnam has always placed people in the centre and considered people the target and motivation of the development process. During Vietnam's renewal process of nearly 3 decades, the orientation has … [Read more...] about Vietnam obtains high achievements in human development
Doctor Kim Dung of the Hanoi-based Thai Ha Medical Centre's announcement of providing free hymen mending service for sexually abused and misguided girls, as a gift for the International Women's Day (March 8) has kindled a controversy. Many people said that the hymen can be mended but it is not important to mend the "moral film." Many people praised the service as a humane act while others criticized doctors to lend a hand for deception. VietNamNet talked with some people about this issue. Poet, Dr. of Aesthetic The Hung, lecturer of the Hanoi National University, said that he supported doctor Kim Dung. He said that this is a praiseworthy and honorable act. "The society of Vietnam has developed and the thought is opener but Vietnamese men are very classical. They still seek perfection and attach much importance to women's virginity. They always desire to have their own woman. Women's virginity is extremely valuable," Dr. Hung said. He said that mending hymens is necessary if … [Read more...] about Free hymen mending: humanity or deception?