In addition, the report said that violence against women cost Vietnam an estimated 1.8 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018. “The 2019 study, however, shows some positive lights as well, which we need to tap into for our policy and programme agenda,” said UNFPA Representative Naomi Kitahara. “For instance, except sexual violence, all forms of violence were lower in 2019 than in 2010. And this is more pronounced amongst young generations. Also, the 2019 report witnessed change in gender norms amongst young people to the progressive direction. These mean that we must make right investment on young people to accelerate change in eliminating violence against women,” she added. More conscious to take actions At the event, the Vietnamese and Australian Governments and UNFPA all called for urgent action to put an end to violence against women. Nguyen Thi Ha, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and Vice Chairman of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam advised to invest in youths to eliminate violence against women
Demand stimulus in the current state of the Vietnamese economy in the short term should come with a pro-consumption policy - PHOTO: THANH HOA Private sector consumption is a major growth driver of the Vietnamese economy. It is all the more important as the Covid-19 pandemic has sent global demand plummeting and countries worldwide imposing travel restrictions. In an economy with a large population, low income, and a high rate of savings like Vietnam, which policy shall be adopted to stimulate demand in a sensible way? … [Read more...] about Demand stimulus: where to begin?
Working with local partners in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, the US$3.3 million grant will broaden participation in the digital economy to include groups that have the most to gain from 21st century skills, such as digital literacy and online safety awareness. … [Read more...] about Digital literacy training available to 65,000 microfinance clients in Vietnam
“We foresee cobots to grow exponentially in the very near future in our ASEAN region, especially in the small and medium businesses segment. Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of cobots in many industries. I believe Universal Robots to be a pre-eminent leader in steering the development and adoption of cobots in our region to help businesses succeed against obsolescence, especially since their cobots are especially easy to learn and operate," said Dr Yeong. “Meet the Cobot Leaders” is part of “WeAreCobots APAC”, the first collaborative robots virtual expo in Asia Pacific, hosted by Universal Robots. All 15 online keynote sessions, including “Meet the Cobot Leaders” will be on-demand at https://wearecobots.apac.vfairs.com/ from 9 October to 7 November 2020. … [Read more...] about Cobots to grow exponentially in the very near future
“For years, we’ve seen countless businesses around the world benefiting from the use of digital tools. Not only do they gain new skills, they now have the ability to reach new customers beyond their shores which ultimately helps to keep their businesses going,” she said. … [Read more...] about Digital literacy training available to 65,000 microfinance clients in Việt Nam