Promoted participation of young journalists and communication officers in “Gender and Gender Equality”

Promoted participation of young journalists and communication officers in “Gender and Gender Equality”

Two training courses on gender and gender equality were completed by the VSF over the weekend for nearly 30 participants from various press agencies.
Denise Sandquist, one of the youngest female CEOs of a technology startup in Vietnam

Denise Sandquist, one of the youngest female CEOs of a technology startup in Vietnam

Fika co-founder and CEO Denise Sandquist shared with VIR the company's core values and ambitions in Vietnam.
The women changing the face of energy in Vietnam

The women changing the face of energy in Vietnam

Many women are leading and motivating the country’s business community in its development, embodying Vietnam’s power and serving as role models for today’s youngsters.
Unlocking untapped markets for female go-getters

Unlocking untapped markets for female go-getters

Gender lens investing is gaining interest in Vietnam as more financiers and financial institutions adopt the strategy. Sarah Galeski, legal vice-chair of EuroCham’s Women in Business Sector Committee, and co-chair Roos IJsendijk talked with VIR’s Thanh Van about the shift in investment strategy to empower women.
Gender gap progress at risk via pandemic

Gender gap progress at risk via pandemic

The pressures from work and lowered income, combined with the burden of taking care of children and housework, lie especially heavy on Vietnamese women during the current social distancing period, rendering many of them collateral victims of the pandemic.
Creating an enabling environment for women at work

Creating an enabling environment for women at work

Women continue to play an increasingly important role in workplaces and business organisations.
Eliminating sexual harassment

Eliminating sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is present in workplaces all around the world and is often normalised. It is a significant obstacle to women’s equality in the workplace and their advancement to leadership positions
Efforts ramped up to improve gender equality and women’s roles in Vietnam

Efforts ramped up to improve gender equality and women’s roles in Vietnam

Vietnam has come a long way in gender equality, with changes in the legal framework now protecting women better than ever before. However, much works need to be done before total equality can be achieved.
Women fight to make use of targeted pandemic support

Women fight to make use of targeted pandemic support

The global health crisis has created significant challenges for almost all businesses, but ensuring the rights of employees, especially female workers, in this difficult period seems to have become the responsibility of not only enterprises but also state agencies and international organisations.
Banks lift women-led groups with financing options

Banks lift women-led groups with financing options

Both local and foreign banks are joining forces to promote an inclusive growth and generate more job opportunities by boosting their funding packages to women-led enterprises, hence increasing critical roles of female entrepreneurs in corporate value chains.
EuroCham launches a new committee to promote women in business

EuroCham launches a new committee to promote women in business

The European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) has launched a new Women in Business Sector Committee (WIB SC).
Closing the gender wage gap

Closing the gender wage gap

Although Vietnam is striving for gender parity, with over 79 per cent of Vietnamese women aged 15 and above working or searching for work, according to the Asian Development Bank, the gender pay gap persists.
Returning work-life balance to augment women contributions

Returning work-life balance to augment women contributions

Despite Vietnam’s progression towards equal female participation in the workforce, the division of domestic labour in the family remains broadly unchanged.
Breaking through prejudices holding back female founders

Breaking through prejudices holding back female founders

Making up nearly 50 per cent of the labour force and contributing about 30 per cent of Vietnam’s GDP each year, women are becoming an important driver of economic development. However, the startup stage is still heavily slanted towards men, with deep-rooted stereotypes and prejudices putting women in a disadvantage.
A platform to support women’s entrepreneurship

A platform to support women’s entrepreneurship

UN Women is making efforts to upgrade the position of Vietnamese women in the family and wider society. Elisa Fernandez Saenz, UN Women representative in Vietnam, talked with Hoang Oanh about solutions to support Vietnamese women in the startup process.
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