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Vietnam works to create safe, healthy environment for children

Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a target programme on developing a social support system for the 2016-20 period.
 

 

Mong woman preserves and promotes ethnic brocade weaving

NDO – Learning the art of brocade weaving since the age of 13 from her mother, 1962-born artisan Vang Thi Mai has kept in mind that practicing and preserving the traditional craft is the responsibility of every Mong women. Taking on the responsibility, she established the Brocade Weaving Cooperative of Hop Tien village, Ha Giang province in 1999 with the hope of popularising one of Mong people’s cultural identities to domestic and foreign visitors.
 

 

Ministry wants to increase role of women in politics

As the country’s National Assembly (NA) election day, scheduled for May 22, approaches, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is promoting stronger political participation by women.

 

 

Vietnam elected member of UN Human Rights Council

On November 12th 2013, Vietnam was elected with the highest vote (184/192) to become one of 14 new members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the first time. The UNHRC is the principal intergovernmental body of the United Nations responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights around the world. The council has subsidiary operational mechanisms, most notably the UNHRC Universal Periodic Review (UPR), wherein all member nations are required to submit periodic reports to review the human rights performance in their countries.



 

 

French organisation raises funds for AO victims

The French organization, Orange Fleurs D’Espoir, held a concert in the French city of Choisy le Roi on January 30 to raise funds for Vietnamese Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims. 

 

Mother Tim helping Vietnamese in need

In 1993, a Swiss woman named Aline Rebeaud crossed paths with young disabled children and orphans in Vietnam. Rebeaud, a painter, has since closely connected her life with them. Nicknamed "Mother Tim", she is beloved by many. 

 

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"... From the beginning of the first century A.D., when the two Trung Sisters rose up to fight the enemy and save the nation, until now, whenever our country has faced danger, our women have contributed whatever they could toward the cause of national liberation.

Our people are grateful that our mothers from South and North alike have borne and raised our nation's generation of heroes....

Under the Socialist system, tens of thousands of women have become specialists in different fields and, as cadre, serve as directors and vice-directors of factories, leaders of farming cooperatives, presidents of People’s Committees, and general secretaries of Party Cells....

And so, the women of Vietnam from ancient times until now, from South to North, from young to old, are truly heroes ..."

(Excerpted from President Ho Chi Minh's speech on the 36th Anniversary of Vietnam Women's Union 20 October 1966)

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