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.
Women presence in world of work: The Reality in rough numbers

Women presence in world of work: The Reality in rough numbers

Athough almost three-quarters of the Vietnamese female working-age population has been consistently contributing to the labour force for over two decades, Vietnamese women still face numerous barriers to employment equality – particularly following COVID-19, as they have been shown to be more susceptible to unemployment than men.
Social commerce platform Mio to empower women in rural areas

Social commerce platform Mio to empower women in rural areas

Social commerce platform Mio has just announced closing an oversubscribed $1 million seed round co-led by Venturra Discovery and Golden Gate Ventures.
Women ready to take larger role in investing

Women ready to take larger role in investing

Now that women leaders have shown women can do business just as well as men, Vietnamese women are stepping into every part of the investing and business world.
The real value of equality

The real value of equality

Ethnic women in Dao, Tay, and Xa Pho villages are challenging stereotypes by taking their economic empowerment into their own hands. With crucial help through education and local women’s unions, the women are turning their families’ lives around for the better and are improving views on women in their communities.
GREAT headways to empower local ethnic women

GREAT headways to empower local ethnic women

Solving women’s economic empowerment is not only about increasing their incomes, but also about helping them improve their decision-making power in the family, community, and society. Phil Harman, the leader of the GREAT programme on empowering women through economic and tourism development, discusses the issue with VIR’s Thai An.
Challenges women face and advantages they bring to the Vietnamese workplace

Challenges women face and advantages they bring to the Vietnamese workplace 2

Despite social progress reported across the board in Vietnam, career starter women are still embarking on corporate careers with an intimidating glass ceiling looming above. Mylan Holland, research assistant from EquestAsia, reports.
Gender Lens Investing a treasure trove of economic momentum

Gender Lens Investing a treasure trove of economic momentum

The Gender Lens Investing Initiative under which women and girls are being cared for, can bring high growth for the economy.
Vietnamese women leaders connect the dots

Vietnamese women leaders connect the dots

As Vietnamese women are striving to stand on their own feet to run their businesses, they attempt to empower and inspire others.
UNFPA provides 2,750 Dignity Kits to support women and girls at risk of violence

UNFPA provides 2,750 Dignity Kits to support women and girls at risk of violence

UNFPA Vietnam handed over 2,750 Dignity Kits to the MoLISA for distribution to women at risk of gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19.
Naomi Kitahara - A voice for women and the vulnerable

Naomi Kitahara - A voice for women and the vulnerable

Acting as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Vietnam since September 2019, Naomi Kitahara, a kind and friendly Japanese woman with more than 23 years of experience in international development, has been spreading the message of international solidarity and giving essential support to women in Vietnam.
Female scientists set coronavirus research on course

Female scientists set coronavirus research on course

In May last year, amidst the complicated and unpredictable coronavirus pandemic situation, nine female scientists from the Influenza Laboratory of the Virus Department under the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) were honoured with the Kovalevskaia Award for the successful isolation of the new strain of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, making Vietnam one of the first four countries to successfully do so.
The rise of female business leaders in Vietnam

The rise of female business leaders in Vietnam

With wisdom and courage, female sellers are bringing more authentic “Made in Vietnam” goods and services to worldwide customers.
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