VietNamNet Bridge - Many companies in HCM City's industrial parks and export processing zones have organized activities to help improve male workers' knowledge on reproductive health, marriage and to improve their cultural and spiritual life.Workers and cohabitation: bad outcomes To help female workers to know how to protect themselves, the trade union of Pou Yuen Company, in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City, holds several talks monthly on healthcare, contraception, the harms of abortion, etc. "But they (female workers) live far from home and lack of entertainment facilities, so they cannot avoid stumbling and pitfalls," said Ms. Tran Ngoc Suong, chief of the clinic of Pou Yuen company. Timely prevention Suong said, once a female worker had fainted during work hours. The teammates took her to the company clinic for a medical examination. It turned out that the woman was 4 months pregnant. She cried a lot because she was only 20 years old, unmarried and did not know of her … [Read more...] about Workers in industrial parks need further help and consultation
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Green trees neglected in Ho Chi Minh CityWhile some of the city’s trees have become common dumping grounds for local garbage, others are suffocating from cement poured over their roots.According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, trees along D2 Street in Binh Thanh District have had their roots buried under a layer of cement, making it difficult for the plants to be taken care of or watered.“They are still growing just fine. I protect these trees from being chopped down,” a resident explained.Several trees on the promenades of Hoa Hao Streets in District 11 have also been subjected to such neglectful treatment.“The concrete surrounding their roots has been damaged, causing soil to be washed into our houses,” a local said.“Since authorities have been unable to deal with the problem, we decided to fix it ourselves,” he continued.Meanwhile, green trees on a section of Dien Bien Phu Street in Binh Thanh District have become … [Read more...] about Social News
HITS Party Wed 28 Sep 2011, 7 – 10 pm Hanoi Cinematheque, 22A Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi It’s time to show you what we’ve been working on behind the scenes Make your way to Hanoi Cinematheque on Wed 28 September for an extravaganza of drum rolls, live music, snippets from our summer show and door prizes. Cover: 50,000 VND (includes a complimentary drink and a raffle ticket) Exhibition 40 Years of Video Art in Germany Posted: 21 Sep 2011. Filed under: Art, Video. Opening : Sat 24 Sep, 4 pm with an introduction by Professor Rotraut Pape Lecture: Sun 25 Sep, 3.30 pm: “40 Years of Video Art in Germany“ Exhibition: 25 Sep – 2 Oct, 9 am – 7 pm Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi The Goethe-Institut Hanoi now invites you to a “best of” from 40 years of German video art. The 43 selected videos, shown digitally to protect the valuable originals, give an exemplary insight into some forty years of video art from Germany. Among them are works by famous artists such as Joseph … [Read more...] about SEPTEMBER EVENTS (Updated)
Truong Thi Mai, chairwoman of the National Assembly Committee for Social Affairs, spoke to Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) about humanitarian activities for vulnerable people. What is your assessment of the current social welfare policy? The Government has set up specific goals to implement social welfare policies. In my opinion, however, it must show more interest in the issue and deal with focal points. In the face of existing difficulties, the social welfare network needs to be adjusted and consolidated, with focus given to job security, social and health insurance, and social protection policies. Due attention should be given to the poor and the most vulnerable. In the years to come, social welfare policies should be tailored to regions, with priority given to economically difficult provinces in mountain and remote areas. Viet Nam is expected to announce a ten-year social welfare strategy which is consistent with the country's socio-economic strategy by … [Read more...] about Social welfare policies to target poorest, most vulnerable people
We’ve translated and summarized a series of stories from the local media about the business of brokering marriages betwen Vietnamese women and Korean men. The stories have triggered hundreds of letters to VietNam Express from its readers. Here are typical reader’s comments.Young women queue for chance to snag a foreign husband Portraits: Korean ‘grooms’ and marriage brokers As a Vietnamese man, I always protest Vietnamese girls marrying foreign men. The fundamental solution is creating jobs for rural women so they can have stable sources of income and can live in their homeland. If that’s not done, this situation will persist forever, even though the law forbids it. I hope the state can solve the fundamental problem. (Duong Phan) I’m sad. Many girls have not cared about their honor just because of money. Even sadder, Vietnamese law is too loose. (Bui Tan Man) Who will Vietnamese men marry? Korean women don’t want to marry unsuccessful men … [Read more...] about In a word: Girls – be careful!