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Socio-Economic Impacts of WTO Accession on Rural Women

Date added: 11/09/2009
Downloads: 17928
Socio-Economic Impacts of WTO Accession on Rural Women Qualitative Research in Hai Duong and Dong Thap


Viet Nam’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2007 has brought with it an increase in both opportunities and challenges for women and gender equality. The impacts of trade liberalization policies affect men and women differently due to the differential access to and control of economic and social resources, and decision-making, as well as differences in gender roles, especially the gendered division of labour. As such, women may find an increase in employment opportunities, or may suffer increased unemployment with the restructuring of the labour market. Even where new employment opportunities exist, it is critical to address the quality of that employment, and the impacts on other areas such as the provision of childcare and household gender relations. Economic integration has the potential to advance as well as constrain women’s empowerment and gender equality in the family,community and workplace.

Social Protection for Women and Girls in Viet Nam

Date added: 07/05/2017
Downloads: 3870
Social Protection for Women and Girls in Viet Nam


The study report “Social Protection for Women and Girls in Viet Nam” identifies gender specific concerns and challenges in the current social protection system, to assess the implementation of social protection for women and girls up to 2012 in accordance with Resolution 152 on certain social policies, to forecast social protection indicators for women and girls for the period from 2014-2020, and to propose recommendations to enhance women and girls’ participation in and enjoyment of Viet Nam’s social protection system.

Seizing Our Potential

Date added: 04/18/2019
Downloads: 1132
Seizing Our Potential

"Seizing our potential" was developed by iSee and UN Women with a strong support from a network of CSO working on ethnic minority to promote gender mainstreaming initiatives on the empowerment of ethnic minority women. The publication targets policy makers and highlighted initiatives on the empowerment of ethnic minority groups and women, to provide valuable examples on the empowerment of ethnic minority women. The publication captures the inspirational stories of 12 women from ethnic minority communities in Viet Nam. UN Women and iSEE hope that the stories told in this publication will inspire organizations and individuals to galvanize initiatives and actions for gender equality and women's empowerment and above all, to sincerely listen to women's needs and aspirations so that they may truly become agents of changes for themselves and their communities. This publication is developed with the financial support from Irish Embassy in Viet Nam.

Reflecting on Gender Equality and Human Rights in Evaluation

Date added: 04/01/2013
Downloads: 8562
Reflecting on Gender Equality and Human Rights in Evaluation


This evaluation publication consists of four articles depicting current challenges and approaches to incorporate gender equality and human rights perspective into evaluations. The articles are written by UN Women bursary recipients for 2011 Sri Lankan Evaluation Association International Conference.

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016

Date added: 10/09/2015
Downloads: 5522
Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016

Drawing on promising experiences from around the world, this Report proposes a comprehensive agenda for key policy actors— including gender equality advocates, national governments and international agencies—to make human rights a lived reality for all women and girls.

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1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.


Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December


Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.

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