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.
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.
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