ASEAN voice concern over children's plight in armed conflicts World

ASEAN voice concern over children's plight in armed conflicts

ASEAN is deeply concerned about children’s situation in armed conflicts despite certain progress, head of Vietnam's permanent mission to the UN Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy said on behalf of the grouping at an open debate held by the UN Security Council on August 2.
HCM City’s steps to protect children Society

HCM City’s steps to protect children

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs plans to submit a report to the municipal People’s Committee on the best ways to protect children and help them live in a safe, healthy and inclusive environment.
Conference discusses legal framework to protect transgender people Society

Conference discusses legal framework to protect transgender people

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) community in Vietnam has faced legal barriers as the law currently only recognises two genders, without any acknowledgement of other gender identifications or of same-sex marriage, said Dinh Thi Thu Thuy, head of the Department of Law under the Ministry of Health.
Old workers won’t steal jobs: experts Society

Old workers won’t steal jobs: experts

Statistics from countries whose senior citizens continue working show no increase in unemployment rate of young workers, an official of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam said.
ASEAN needs comprehensive sexuality education ASEAN

ASEAN needs comprehensive sexuality education

Improving education and training, especially sexuality education, to enhance socio-economic development and gender equality is one of the main targets set for the ASEAN Cultural and Social Community.
Children protected from sexual abuse Society

Children protected from sexual abuse

The recent increase of child sexual abuse cases has raised public concern, which requires authorities to scrutinise the implementation of signed international conventions.
Hanoi schools set to offer counseling Society

Hanoi schools set to offer counseling

The important role of counselling in schools has been accepted by most stakeholders, including parents, teachers and administrators, but most secondary schools and high schools do not offer this service.
National symposium on sexual health held in Hanoi Society

National symposium on sexual health held in Hanoi

In contrast to popular opinion that women and girls can protect themselves by avoiding strangers or unsafe places frequented by criminals, statistics show that 73 percent of assaults on women are committed by acquaintances, and 10 percent are fathers or stepfathers of victims.