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More than 7,000 poor women nationwide receive houses

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:10 am

More than 7,000 poor women nationwide receive houses

QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:29 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) Central Committee announced at a meeting on January 6 that its local chapters have raised more than VND64 billion to help build 7,000 houses for women in difficult circumstances.  

Last year, a campaign to build houses for poor women was launched nationwide and receive valuable support from international and domestic businesses, organizations, benefactors and local union members, said Tran Thanh Binh Vice President of the VWU Central Committee.

The Vice President highlighted great efforts made by provinces, cities, the union’s chapters and members in building houses for poor women.

The VWU Central Committee urges its local chapters to continue with the “Day for the Poor Women” campaign and ensure that at least two poor women will receive new houses a day this year.

The VWU Central Committee granted certificates of merit to 12 most outstanding students who achieved the highest markets at the university entrance exams in 2010.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Vietnam to host U19 Women Football Championships 2011

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:26 am

Vietnam to host U19 Women Football Championships 2011

QĐND – Thursday, December 23, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

Vietnam has just been entrusted by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to host the final round of the U19 Women Football Champion 2011, according to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).

The final round will kick off on October 6th, 2011 and last until October 16th.

The Vietnamese U19 Female Football team will take part in the event after it successfully finished the second round.

The 5 other teams that will play in the final round include Japan, the Republic of Korea, the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, China and Australia.

Vietnamese officials expect that the Vietnamese female footballers will reap good fruits when they play in Vietnam as the host team.

Source: LD

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

15 finalists attend pageant for Vietnamese women living with HIV

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Clinton to discuss women, energy windfall in PNG

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 at 5:12 am

Head of UN Women visits Vietnam

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Head of UN Women visits Vietnam

QĐND – Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 20:32 (GMT+7)

Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of the UN’s Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Agency and Chair of the Social Protection Floor Advisory Group, will pay an official visit to Vietnam from Oct. 14-16.

According to the UN office in Vietnam, during her three-day visit, Bachelet will meet with senior Vietnamese officials, attend a discussion on social security with representatives of the Vietnamese government and with partners and organisations on social protection and effective national responses.

The Social Protection Initiative, which is co-led by the International Labour Organisation and the World Health Organisation, is a global social policy promoting integrated strategies that guarantee a minimum level of social protection for all, including access to essential social services and income security.

According to Bachelet, Social Protection is an effective way of helping Vietnam to mitigate vulnerabilities to external shocks through improving its social protection system and is particularly relevant as the Vietnamese Government has increased its focus on social welfare. It is also particularly pertinent as Vietnam is also focusing on social protection in its national development planning, including the next Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2011-2015.

In her capacity as head of the UN’s agency for Women, Bachelet will also focus on gender inequity in Vietnam and how this links to Social Protection.

Bachelet will raise some of these issues during her meetings with policy makers and partners and will voice the UN’s support for Social Protection – with a particular focus on women, as one of the most vulnerable groups in need of social protection.

The UN, in particular through its multilateral networks and the expertise of specialised agencies like the International Labour Organisation and the World Health Organisation, can support the government in this complex task.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Women play with dangerous animals

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Women play with dangerous animals

QĐND – Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

Many women sell poisonous and dangerous animals like scorpions and snakes at Cho Xuan To, a market along the Vietnam-Cambodia border in the southern province of An Giang.

Tran Thi My sells scorpions, spiders and other insects at this market. Scorpions are considered a specialty. In front of many visitors, she naturally caught scorpions and spiders by hand. When asked if she has been stung by a scorpion, she replied “many times,” but maintained that now she is used to it.

 There are many other such young women at this market. Nguyen Thi Nam from An Giang province began this job four years ago. She remarked: “On my first day, I was stung by a scorpion. My arm was swollen and my whole body was stinging. The pain dissipated after a week.”

 “I’ve bitten and stung by scorpions and geckos many times, so now I only feel numb,” she added, admitting that the job is dangerous and selling wild animals is illegal. She must accept it to support her six-member family.

Some women in Ha Tien, Kien Giang “play” with snakes. Pham Thi Tien has been a snake breeder since 2000. She currently has nearly 400 vi tuong snakes. Tien observed that breeding snakes is lucrative. One kilo sells for 400,000 dong.

Holding several snakes in her hands, Tien explained: “This species of snake is not poisonous. You will only feel pain if bitten. But if its teeth break off and are stuck in your flesh, then the pain is very terrible.” She has been to the hospital several times to remove broken snake teeth.

In Hau Giang province, many women butcher mice. Truong Thi Be has sold mice at Seo Vong market for over ten years. She caught the tail of a mouse and spun it as she detailed how, to avoid being bitten by a mouse, one must quickly catch the head or tail and spin it to make the mouse dizzy.

This woman often goes to the forest to hunt mice. Sau noted that mice in mangrove forests are very cruel and will even attack cats and dogs. “I’m bitten by them very often. They are very wise,” she asserted.

Source: VNN

Source: QDND

Women make huge contributions to poverty alleviation

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 8:55 am

Women make huge contributions to poverty alleviation

QĐND – Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Vietnam Women’s Union has organised the second Patriotic Emulation Congress and reviewed the 3-year campaign “Study and Follow President Ho Chi Minh’s Exemplary Morality”.

Speaking at the event, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan highly appreciated the achievements of Vietnamese women through the Patriotic Emulation Movement and the campaign “Study and Follow President Ho Chi Minh’s exemplary Morality”.

She also introduced several measures to improve the quality of the emulation tasks in the future. Accordingly, cadres of the emulation tasks need to enhance their abilities to help each other to carry out the two campaigns.

Over the past five years, women nationwide have launched various activities to alleviate poverty and to encourage family business. As a result, 735,334 households removed themselves from below the poverty line.

In addition, they also saved more than VND 40 billion and 360,673 tonnes of rice to help poor women and children nationwide.

On this occasion, 6 outstanding teams and individuals from military units took part in the event.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Hair design contest honors beauty of Vietnamese women

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2010 at 8:34 am

A hair design contest entitled “A thousand year of hairstyles” featuring Hanoi’s hairstyles from 1010 to 2010, launched June 1 and will run through August 10.

The contest will give people a chance to have a clear view of the changes Vietnamese hairstyles have gone through during various historical periods in the capital, such as the gentle and righteous hairdos of the feudal era and that of French domination, and the modernist strength Vietnamese women of the present reflected in their hairstyles.

The competition is for Vietnamese hair designers at home and abroad between 18 and 40 years of age.

The contest is divided into two categories including “Past” featuring different ways the hair was worn up, and “Present,” focusing on curly hairstyles.

Contestants must send photos of their designs and video clips, showing the process by which hairstyles are created, to the Tra Giang International Company, (located at 55 De Quai Street Tay Ho District in Hanoi), before August 10.

The final night will be held at Daewoo Hotel on August 27 and broadcast live on Vietnam TV’s VTC1 channel.

Tra Giang International Company, the Embassy of Italy in Hanoi, Selective Professional hair care products and Chihtsai Hair Care, organized the hair design contest jointly.

Source: SGGP

Free breast cancer screening launched for poor women

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:40 am

A program that will provide free MRI screenings for the early detection of breast cancer to meager-income women, was launched in Ho Chi Minh City, said the Hoan My Clinic.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Soi receives a free MRI breast cancer scan conducted by Aurora MRI 1.5 Tesla (Photo: Courtesy of Hoan My Clinic)

The program is sponsored by the Charity Fund named Dr. Nguyen Huu Tung, Mr. Allen Yu and Taipei Medical University, and Hoan My Breast Care Center (Hoan My Clinic). It began in June 10. 

The Hoan My Breast Care Center provided free MRI (conducted by Aurora Breast MRI 1.5 Tesla) to about 100 poor Vietnamese women considered by doctors to be at high risk for breast cancer.

In order for inclusion in the program, women must be examined by doctors from Hoan My hospital, or Ho Chi Minh Cancer hospital, Cho Ray hospital, HCM Medical University hospital, Hung Vuong hospital, Tu Du hospital, or the FV hospital in the city.

The breast MRI cases are allocated to the various hospitals. Now, Hoan My Breast Care Center has been examining potential breast cancer cases with Aurora Breast MRI.

The program’s total expenditures total around VND420 million.

According to WHO, breast cancer is one of the most common diseases among women, accounting for 23% of cancer cases. The number of breast cancer cases has been rapidly increasing, going up between 1.5% and 7% per year.

According to Vietnam Union Against Cancer, Hanoi city has highest number of breast cancer patients, and Ho Chi Minh city is the second. Can Tho, Hai Phong, Thai Nguyen, and Thua Thien Hue provinces also rank among the regions suffering from the most cases of breast cancer.

The incidence of breast cancer increases for women aged 30-40 and the ratio for women in their 60’s is 128/100.000.

Dr. Duc Ba Nguyen, PhD. MD – President of Vietnam Union Against Cancer says about 80% of breast cancer cases are curable, if detected early.

Early screenings are one important factor that determines the success of treatment for breast cancer patients. A breast MRI (including biopsy) is considered the “Gold Standard” for cancer screening and detecting.

For further information, please contact: Hoan My Breast Care Center (Hoan My Clinic), located at 72/1 Tran Quoc Toan st., Ward 8, Dist. 3, in HCM City or via 

Source: SGGP

Best-selling German movie from the 1950’s highlights heroic women

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 at 8:47 am

As a part of the “German Year in Vietnam” project, a film schedule featuring German blockbuster movies from 1950 to the present,  is set to enliven city cine-fans in the coming months, starting this May with the Slatan Dudow’s Women’s Destiny, described as a touching tragic love story that provides an  understanding about the inner-strength of  women.

A film posterThe film begins with the familiar story of a troubled love affair.  Dudow employs an inconspicuous, didactic method, which is his unique filmmaking “recipe.”  The film’s heroes are exclusively female, as opposed to more typical films which tend to cast heroic roles to male characters.

Four women, Barbara, Anni, Renate and Isa are looking for happiness, as they embark on new lives in post-war  Berlin. Unfortunately, they are all destined to be undone by the womanizer Cony, and subsequently lose themselves in a labyrinth of love.

The young student Barbara falls deeply in love with Conny; Anni becomes pregnant by him him, and Renate is driven to thievery due to her mad love for him. Conny, however, chooses to couple with aristocrat  Isa von Trauwald  and  enjoys  the  luxurious  life  of  the  high  society,  which makes  the  situation  even more captivating …

At the time of its original release, the 104-mins movie hit the German cinema box offices like a storm, inciting an intense debate on the role of women in East Germany.

There is no wonder that Women’s Destiny, or originally known as Frauenschicksale, successfully brought a reward back to its creator, who won the Best Director trophy at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival that year.

The film will be shown just once, at 7.30pm May 11, at District 1’s Institute of Cultural Exchange with France. Tickets are available at its box office and cost VND15,000 each.

The classic work of German cinema will be presented, courtesy of the Goethe Institute of Vietnam

Source: SGGP