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Category: UN Publications by Agency/UN Women Publications

Access to Criminal Justice by Women Subjected to Violence in Viet Nam

Date added: 06/05/2018
Downloads: 673
Access to Criminal Justice by Women Subjected to Violence in Viet Nam

This study provides new insights into how women perceive the justice system in Viet Nam and how the victims are treated. When the very actors tasked with facilitating access to criminal justice instead "counsel" and pressure victims to settle cases out of court, or treat them without regard for their dignity or privacy, it should come as no surprise that many women eventually give up on a system which is often unresponsive to their needs. When the criminal justice system fails to fulfill women's human rights, this contributes to perpetuating cultures of reconciliation, cultures of invisibility, and cultures of impunity. This impunity – an exemption from punishment and accountability – fuels violence against women, reducing the impact of advocacy and hard-fought policy achievements.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNESCO Publications

2018 Global Report Re|shaping Cultural Policies: Advancing Creativity for Development

Date added: 05/22/2018
Downloads: 773
2018 Global Report Re|shaping Cultural Policies: Advancing Creativity for Development

The 2018 Global Report analyses further progress achieved in implementing the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) since the frst such report was published in 2015. It is the work of ten independent experts, who have worked together with the Secretary of the Convention and her colleagues, as well as BOP Consulting and the Principal Editor.

Each of the Global Reports have been grounded in analysis of the Quadrennial Periodic Reports (QPRs) submitted by Parties (a procedure approved by the Convention's Conference of Parties in 2011). For the purposes of the present Global Report, the authors have consulted the 62 QPRs submitted by Parties since 2015, but have also derived relevant new findings from other, types of sources. They have also drawn upon their own expert experience.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UN Women Publications

Figures on Ethnic Minority Women and Men in Viet Nam 2015

Date added: 01/29/2018
Downloads: 1482
Figures on Ethnic Minority Women and Men in Viet Nam 2015

With financial support from the Government of Ireland, the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs and UN Women commissioned this report on “Figures on Ethnic Minority Women and Men in Viet Nam 2015”. The report presents statistics on ethnic minority women and men in 2015 by topic: (i) population; (ii) access to infrastructure and assets; (iii) employment and income; (iv) education and training; (v) social-cultural affairs; (vi) health and environment sanitation; and (vii) participation in governance and leadership. Information and data in the report were gathered from: Survey on socio-economic situation of 53 ethnic minority groups 2015; statistical reporting system of state management agencies and national surveys conducted by General Statistics Office such as Viet Nam Household Living Standards Survey 2014 (VHLSS), Labour Force Survey 2015 (LFS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014 (MICS) and Population Change and Family Planning Survey as of 1/4/2014.

Gender assessment of Viet Nam's HIV response

Date added: 01/05/2018
Downloads: 1416
Gender assessment of Viet Nam's HIV response

Gender assessment of Viet Nam's HIV response presents a situation analysis of the gender dimension of HIV epidemic in Viet Nam. It identifies opportunities, gaps and challenges in mainstreaming gender equality and empowerment of women in the national HIV response, and provides a set of recommendations for improved HIV policies and programmes

Category: UN Publications by Agency/Joint UN publications

Policy Brief: Gender equality in Climate change adaptation and Disaster resilience in Viet Nam

Date added: 11/14/2017
Downloads: 1391
Policy Brief: Gender equality in Climate change adaptation and Disaster resilience in Viet Nam

This policy brief highlights key issues of gender inequality in Climate change adaptation (CCA) and Disaster risk reduction (DRR) with the intention of strengthening gender equality in policies and plans and their implementation. It draws on the lessons learnt through studies and practical experience of various organizations in Viet Nam, particularly the Climate Change Working Group and Disaster Management Working Group, Viet Nam Women’s Union, UN agencies and others. Recommendations are forward-looking on how to enhance the participation and leadership of women and strengthen gender mainstreaming/responsiveness in CCA and DRR in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UN Women Publications

The Manual for Facilitators of Male Advocate Clubs to Prevent

Date added: 04/27/2017
Downloads: 2721
The Manual for Facilitators of Male Advocate Clubs to Prevent

Violence against Women and Girls: Transforming masculinities and building respectful and equal relationships with women was developed by adapting existing evidence informed manuals for the local Vietnamese context. This male advocacy intervention takes a primary prevention approach in that it addresses the underlying causes and risk factors for VAWG perpetration and empowers men to adopt non-violent masculinities and gender equitable attitudes, as well as strengthening their relationship, communication, and conflict resolution skills. This manual was successful piloted by Partners for Prevention UN Asia and the Pacific Regional Programme (P4P), UN Women Viet Nam and Da Nang Women’s Union in 2 communities in Da Nang city in 2015-2016.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Gender - Joint UN Publications

Women and Sustainable Development Goals - Viet Nam towards 2030

Date added: 03/15/2016
Downloads: 4137
Women and Sustainable Development Goals - Viet Nam towards 2030

On 25 September 2015, the UN Member States adopted a roadmap to sustainable development by 2030.  In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the accompanying Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), gender equality and women’s empowerment is recognized as a vital means to help accelerate sustainable development through a key stand-alone development goal (SDG5) and through gender mainstreamed in all other goals. This booklet builds on UN Women's analysis on Women and the Sustainable Development Goals and demonstrates the importance of gender equality and its links to sustainable development using global and Viet Nam specific data. It takes a critical look at how women, especially women and girls in Viet Nam are affected by each of the 17 SDGs, as well as how women and girls can — and will — be key to achieving each of these goals.

This booklet is expected to provide a useful introduction to gender equality and SDGs for different stakeholders from policy makers, researchers, development practitioners to youth and other members of society.

Gender Briefing Kit 2016

Date added: 04/18/2017
Downloads: 3399
Gender Briefing Kit 2016

Gender Briefing Kit 2016 is a snapshot of the current status of key gender and development issues in Viet Nam. In addition to capturing substantial progress made to promote women's human rights, it highlights outstanding and emerging challenges and concerns that require due attention to ensure sustainable and equitable development in manifold aspects of socio-economic life. It focuses on education, health and health care, economic empowerment, political participation and leadership, violence against women and social protection, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk management. The Kit also summarized profile of the collective work of the United Nations Country Team in partnership with other stakeholders contributing to gender equality in Viet Nam.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UN Women Publications

Discussion paper gender equality and taxation in Viet Nam issues and recommendations

Date added: 12/29/2016
Downloads: 2939
Discussion paper gender equality and taxation in Viet Nam issues and recommendations

As Viet Nam is taking further steps to operationalize the gender equality principles set out in the State Budget Law 2015, this discussion is designed to help policymakers and relevant stakeholders understand the linkages between gender inequalities, tax laws, and tax policy options. Specifically, the paper examines the gender impact of tax laws and tax incentives in Viet Nam, including in relation to personal income taxes, corporate income taxes, consumption taxes such as the Value Added Tax, and the role of social protection programs. This paper concludes with a discussion of institutional and governance challenges for Viet Nam in accurately identifying the gender effects of specific tax provisions, and recommends tax policy changes and institutional measures that can ensure that fiscal policies promote gender equality.

Facts and figures on women and men in Viet Nam 2010-2015

Date added: 12/20/2016
Downloads: 2920
Facts and figures on women and men in Viet Nam 2010-2015

With the aim to encourage institutions, organizations and individuals in society to pay attention to and use gender statistics, the Department of Gender Equality of the Ministry of the Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and UN Women Viet Nam commissioned Facts and figures on women and men in Viet Nam 2010-2015. This report presents gender statistics covering the 2010-2015 period according to six topics: population, family, education, health, labour and employment, and leadership and management. It is hoped that this report will provide useful information and data to encourage readers to understand gender inequality status in various areas; support gender analysis and forecast gender impacts of the legislation, policies and programmes on women and men to ensure the equal accessibility and participation of, and benefit for, women and men from the national social economic development.

Budget Call Circulars and Gender Budget Statements in the Asia Pacific: A Review

Date added: 08/30/2016
Downloads: 3137
Budget Call Circulars and Gender Budget Statements in the Asia Pacific: A Review

Budget Call Circulars and Gender Budget Statements in the Asia Pacific: A Review presents the findings from a desk-based review of budget call circulars and gender budget statements of some countries in the Asia and the Pacific region. This report provides the first comprehensive review of the use of these tools in the region, the different frameworks they utilize and their strengths and limitations as a strategy. This report provides policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders with a useful guide to the future use of these tools in gender budget initiatives not only in the Asia-Pacific region by but elsewhere in the world.

The study “Towards gender equality in Viet Nam: Making inclusive growth work for women”

Date added: 06/07/2016
Downloads: 3876
The study “Towards gender equality in Viet Nam: Making inclusive growth work for women”

This study is an ambitious effort to look at Viet Nam's economy through a gender lens. Drawing a comprehensive gender-disaggregated statistical picture of selected economic sectors, our analysis highlights the unequal distribution of productive resources across different groups of women and men, persisting gender segmentation in the labour market, and greater vulnerability in female workers' working conditions and pay. The study assesses Viet Nam' policy framework and provides recommendations to better realize women's potential and make their economic

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Ha Noi recommendations for action on gender and disaster risk reduction

Date added: 07/18/2016
Downloads: 3165
Ha Noi recommendations for action on gender and disaster risk reduction

The Regional Asia-Pacific Conference on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction was held between 16 and 18 May 2016, organized by UN Women and the Government of Viet Nam, in collaboration with UNISDR, UNDP, and other partners, with support from the Government of Japan. The conference brought together over 300 participants from Viet Nam and twenty-two countries across the Asia-Pacific region to identify actions to ensure implementation of the Sendai Framework in the region will be gender responsive and inclusive. The participants agreed on the following set of recommendations for action, and agree to work towards incorporating these into regional and national DRR decision making processes, including the Asia Regional Plan for Implementation of Sendai Framework that is expected to be adopted at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in November 2016, and the Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific, which is expected to be endorsed by the Pacific Islands Development Forum leaders in 2016.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNFPA Publications

Why do some women experience more violence by husbands than others?

Date added: 01/19/2016
Downloads: 5288
Why do some women experience more violence by husbands than others?

In 2013, the UNFPA, in partnership with GSO and MOLISA, commissioned a secondary analysis of data from the National Study on Domestic Violence, which was conducted by GSO in 2010. This report should be seen as a supplement, or 'Part 2', of the report "Keeping silent is dying" - Results from the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women in Viet Nam. The study intends to shed some more light on the reasons why in the same cultural context, some women experience more violence by their husbands than do others. This understanding should help the government design more effective interventions and develop necessary policies to address VAW in a more comprehensive manner.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UN Women Publications

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Viet Nam

Date added: 12/29/2015
Downloads: 4738
Gender Responsive Budgeting in Viet Nam

The report presents the summary of key findings and recommendations of UNIFEM's 2009 Gender Responsive Budgeting in Viet Nam, outlines the key achievements and enabling factors that support Gender Responsive Budgeting in Viet Nam as well as initial efforts to put Gender Responsive Budgeting into place and challenges for its implementation in the country. Based on this analysis, the Report validates 2009 Report recommendations' relevance to the current country context and provides additional suggestions for Gender Responsive Budgeting roadmap in Viet Nam. This report will serve as a useful tool for policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders working on gender equality, budgeting and planning.

Briefing Note on the Situation of Ethnic Minority Women and Girls in Viet Nam

Date added: 12/29/2015
Downloads: 4527
Briefing Note on the Situation of Ethnic Minority Women and Girls in Viet Nam

The briefing note brings out the current situation of ethnic minority women and girls in different areas including education, economic status, health, gender based violence and other harmful practices, representation and access to services/opportunities where they are usually disadvantaged compared to the majority of the population as well as to ethnic minority men and boys. In addition, the briefing note provides information on government response and recommendations to reduce the marginalization of ethnic minority women and girls. The intended users of this briefing note are first and foremost policy makers and programme practitioners, as well as researchers and other stakeholders working on gender equality and ethnic minority development.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Employment and labour markets

Date added: 05/08/2015
Downloads: 4477
Employment and labour markets

Having introduced unpaid work as a significant component of time and resource allocation in economic  activity, this module introduces a gender analysis of employment and labour markets in the context of Asia and the Pacific, including labour supply issues and the segmented structure of employment, to create a fuller picture of time and resource allocation. Definitions of informal employment are stressed, given its importance in most countries in Asia and the Pacific. The module includes an employment mapping exercise and discusses employment policies from a gendered perspective.

Gender and poverty

Date added: 05/08/2015
Downloads: 4389
Gender and poverty

This module introduces definitions and measurement of poverty and explores how gender dynamics influence poverty as policy makers typically define it, stressing the importance of the household as a social institution. Participants will examine the gender dimensions of poverty and concepts such as the feminization of poverty and time poverty. The module concludes with a brief discussion of the links between employment policy, gender relations and poverty.

Gender and macroeconomics

Date added: 05/08/2015
Downloads: 4441
Gender and macroeconomics

This module enables participants to establish a foundation in genderresponsive macroeconomics. Macroeconomics is typically seen to be gender and ecosystem blind: It examines the economic environment in general, but it is rarely, if ever, gender neutral. A gender analysis of macroeconomics underscores both how gender relations permeate macroeconomic concepts and how macroeconomic indicators only measure a portion of total economic activity, with important consequences for unpaid work, ecosystems and the environment, household well-being, and the accurate evaluation of macroeconomic policies. A gendered consideration of macro-economics is also an ecological consideration. In Asia and the Pacific, the relationship between women and the environment in which they live is fundamental to community well-being. To help participants undertake a gender-responsive investigation of macroeconomics, the module introduces and elaborates on some key aspects of macroeconomics, including social accounting frameworks, the circular flow of income and product, domestic absorption, the multiplier, the accelerator and two-gap analysis. At the end of the module, participants should be able to evaluate a series of macroeconomic concepts by their gender content.

Gender and trade

Date added: 05/08/2015
Downloads: 4391
Gender and trade

This module analyzes the relationship between gender and trade. It describes the linkages between the two at the micro, meso, and macro levels to inform development policies. It first examines demonstrates the role of trade liberalization in the creation of global markets, which is sometimes referred to as globalization. Standard trade analysis, like macroeconomic policy, is gender blind, not gender neutral. Introducing a gender perspective for understanding processes of trade and economic growth – through, for example, the application of gender value-chain analysis – increases our understanding of the interactions between gender and trade. Finally, a section of the module is devoted to new trade-related matters, such as trade-related intellectual property rights, trade in services, as well as the relationship between trade agreements and multilateral environment agreements.

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Category: UN Publications by Agency/UN Women Publications

Making it Count: Integrating Gender into Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

Date added: 10/09/2015
Downloads: 4116
Making it Count: Integrating Gender into Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

The handbook is an easy-to-use guide developed by CARE International, GIZ and UN Women in Vietnam. This guideline will help DRR practitioners, government and non-government officers to integrate gender during design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of climate change and disaster risk reduction activities. Besides listing key considerations and actions to take for addressing gender and women's empowerment in disaster preparedness and risk assessment and planning, it also looks at livelihoods, REDD+ and ecosystems, sustainable energy and waste management and water, sanitation and hygiene. This is developed through a process which harnesses resources from various organizations and field-level experience.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Joint UN recommendations, positions & commentaries

UN’s Recommendations on Strengthening Gender Equality in the draft revised Law on Election

Date added: 05/05/2015
Downloads: 6152
UN’s Recommendations on Strengthening Gender Equality in the draft revised Law on Election

The Viet Nam National Assembly will be voting on the draft  Law of Elections of Deputies to the National Assembly and People’s Councils in May 2015.  The revision of the Election Law provides a critical opportunity to promote gender balance in elected representatives.  As part of our on-going support to the National Assembly on legislative strengthening, the UN has developed recommendations to integrate gender equality in the draft law.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Female Delegates in the Viet Nam National Assembly - from participation to representation

Date added: 09/06/2014
Downloads: 9568
Female Delegates in the Viet Nam National Assembly - from participation to representation

Viet Nam has made efforts to increase representation for women, particularly in the National Assembly (VNA). Prior to the 2007 and 2011 elections, the Fatherland Front and the Central Election Council sought 30 percent female representation. While only 28 percent of the assembly elected in 2007 and 24 percent in 2011 were women, female representation nonetheless remains a concern for the party and government. The National Strategy on Gender Equality establishes gender equality targets in the fields of employment, education, health and public participation. For the VNA, the strategy targeted a minimum of 30 percent female representation from 2011-2015 and a minimum of 35 percent from 2016-2020.
 
Despite the targets to increase the number of women in the legislature, little is known about how the women whom have won seats in the VNA perform their roles. Few studies have examined the positions women are selected to in the VNA or the way they perform their roles once selected. This is an important oversight because the research on the impact of female representation does not universally support the notion that greater numbers of women necessarily lead to legislation more aligned with the policy preferences of women.
 
For these reasons, this report addresses the following questions in the context of Viet Nam.
 
1. Are women represented equally in the VNA?
2. How well are women represented in the different leadership positions in the VNA?
3. How do women perform their roles in the VNA? Do they represent issues pertinent to women? Are they more likely to criticize the regime than men?

Policy brief: Comprehensive leadership capacity building in Viet Nam

Date added: 09/06/2014
Downloads: 8309
Policy brief: Comprehensive leadership capacity building in Viet Nam

An effective way to increase the representation of women

This policy brief draws on the research report “Women’s Leadership in Viet Nam: Leveraging a Resource Untapped”, commissioned by the Women’s Leadership project of UNDP Viet Nam and the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Based on an analysis of 37 Vietnamese and global leadership programmes, the brief recommends how to best design an effective leadership capacity building initiative that will increase women’s representation in the political and public sector in Viet Nam. The policy brief also sets out the main barriers to women’s leadership growth. It is important that these barriers are understood and taken into account for any capacity building initiative to be successful.

Guidelines for women's leadership training

Date added: 09/06/2014
Downloads: 8208
Guidelines for women's leadership training

 

These guidelines draw on the research report “Women’s Leadership in Viet Nam: Leveraging a Resource Untapped”, commissioned by the Women’s Leadership project of UNDP Viet Nam and the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The guidelines are primarily intended for trainers and those designing the curriculum for leadership training programmes, and who want to ensure these programmes are genderresponsive. The recommendations are based on an analysis of 37 political and public sector leadership programmes, within Viet Nam and globally.

Mentoring in Viet Nam – An effective capacity building approach for women leaders

Date added: 04/14/2014
Downloads: 8618
Mentoring in Viet Nam – An effective capacity building approach for women leaders

The purpose of this booklet is to support the Vietnamese partners of the UNDP and Ministry of Foreign Affair’s project Women’s Leadership by providing information and guidance on an effective approach to build the capacity of potential women leaders.  It can be used by academic institutions, civil society organizations or the administrative government.  Examples provided in the booklet come from a variety of sectors and countries including Viet Nam.
 
The booklet is intended for individuals who are considering starting a mentoring program in their organization.  It is a guide to help you think through some elements of mentoring; its a compilation of findings from research as well as stories highlighting best practices, common challenges and personal experiences as participants in mentoring programs.  It also provides some tools to use to help develop and implement a mentoring program in your organization.  
 
Mentoring programs are shaped by the environment they are in, by the leaders of the program and, of course, by those most involved – the mentor and mentee.  Each program is unique and each mentoring relationship is different.  It is not possible to take a ‘cookie cutter’ approach to design a program that would fit all organizations.  Therefore, this guide provides you with outlines of programs, key questions to consider and many tools.  However, it is up to each organization to shape the program to fit your need.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UN Women Publications

Summary of key findings of the National Report on Social Protection for women and girls in Viet Nam

Date added: 03/31/2014
Downloads: 6654
Summary of key findings of the National Report on Social Protection for women and girls in Viet Nam

 

This summary of key findings of the National Report on Social Protection for women and girls in Viet Nam spotlights a review and analysis of the current social security policies for women and girls in Viet Nam and a review of the real status of status of women and girls' access to social security.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/IOM Publications

Trafficking in Boys in Viet Nam

Date added: 01/01/2012
Downloads: 3578
Trafficking in Boys in Viet Nam

Previous studies, anecdotal evidence and media reports indicate that boys are trafficked in or from Viet Nam for sex, adoption and forced labour, but very little research has focused specifically on trafficking of boys.The goal of this research is to contribute to the broader objective of ensuring that the particular situation and vulnerabilities of boy victims of human trafficking are adequately addressed in Viet Nam's legal and policy response to the issue. The research objectives are to assess awareness of local authorities and community on and practices to address trafficking in boys, identify forms of trafficking in boys, factors that contribute to vulnerability to trafficking (especially gender conceptions) and types of trafficking in boys and document victims' experience of trafficking, return, rehabilitation and reintegration.

This report documents exploratory research on trafficking in boys in Viet Nam and is an activity under the General Statistics Office (GSO) component, implemented by International Organization for Migration (IOM) under the three-year Joint Programme on Gender Equality.

Gender and remittances from internal migrants

Date added: 02/01/2012
Downloads: 6225
Gender and remittances from internal migrants

This research explores gender differences in remittance-sending behaviour, gender differences in income management of migrants, gender differences in access to and utilization of remittance-sending services and channels, and the relationship between gender and the management and utilization of remittances at the home and the community of origin. The research findings are based on 600 male and female migrants surveyed and 42 IDIs and 12 FGDs conducted between April and May 2010 in three wards of central Hanoi, Viet Nam. This study will contribute to bridging the current research gap and provides a much needed data set from which gender sensitive policies and programmes can be developed. The research aims to strengthen the potential of internal remittances to maximize the development of internal migrants, their families and their communities and to contribute to policy and programmes that support gender-sensitive socio-economic development in rural Viet Nam.

This research is part of the Joint Programme on Gender Equality (JPGE), jointly implemented by the Government of Viet Nam and the United Nations in Viet Nam. The programme and this research were generously financed by the Spanish-funded Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F). The General Statistics Office (GSO), with technical assistance from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Viet Nam, took the lead in the implementation of this research.

Sex Work and Mobility from A Gender Perspective: Findings from Three Cities in Viet Nam

Date added: 03/01/2012
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Sex Work and Mobility from A Gender Perspective: Findings from Three Cities in Viet Nam

 

This research aims to fill this current gap in knowledge about gender differences concerning the mobility of sex workers by: generating a better understanding of the role played by gender in the decision of sex workers to migrate, and the ways migration and gender affect entry into sex work; examining the reasons for, patterns of and vulnerabilities resulting from the mobility of sex workers (both mobile migrant sex workers and mobile non-migrant sex workers) with a gender perspective; and informing the design of policies and support programmes with specific recommendations.

This research was commissioned by the Department of Social Evils Prevention (DSEP), the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) with technical assistance from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) within the framework of the Spanish MDG Achievement Fund (MDG-F) and the United Nations–Government of Viet Nam Joint Programme on Gender Equality (JPGE).

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Gender - Joint UN Publications

Policy Kit Gender Based Violence

Date added: 12/12/2013
Downloads: 9983
Policy Kit Gender Based Violence

 

This kit brings together five issue papers on GBV, based on research undertaken in 2012 and 2013 in Viet Nam. These studies deepen the understanding of masculinity norms, a critical driver of GBV; the consequences of GBV; and the challenges in addressing some forms of GBV. The issue papers together present new evidence to inform and strengthen policy and programmatic responses to GBV. The intended users of this kit are first and foremost policy makers and programme practitioners, as well as researchers and other stakeholders committed to addressing GBV more broadly.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UN Women Publications

Reflecting on Gender Equality and Human Rights in Evaluation

Date added: 04/01/2013
Downloads: 7006
Reflecting on Gender Equality and Human Rights in Evaluation

 

This evaluation publication consists of four articles depicting current challenges and approaches to incorporate gender equality and human rights perspective into evaluations. The articles are written by UN Women bursary recipients for 2011 Sri Lankan Evaluation Association International Conference.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Women's representation in the National Assembly of Viet Nam - the way forward

Date added: 12/18/2012
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Women's representation in the National Assembly of Viet Nam - the way forward

Viet Nam has always placed a strong emphasis on gender equality. This has resulted in important achievements such as low maternal mortality and high access to education. Indeed, Vietnamese women have one of the highest labour force participation rates in the world. On most gender indicators Viet Nam compares positively in international rankings, especially compared to other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Despite the fact that Viet Nam has achieved middle-income status and is in the process of modernization, the number of women represented in the National Assembly has been declining over the past ten years.

This study, based largely on interviews with current and former female Members of Parliament and representatives of the Viet Nam Women’s Union, the Fatherland Front, government officials and social organizations, indicates that there are a number of ways that the process could be improved to increase the number of women who are successful in elections.

Women’s representation in leadership in Viet Nam

Date added: 12/18/2012
Downloads: 12156
Women’s representation in leadership in Viet Nam

The purpose of this report is to highlight trends in women’s representation in Viet Nam’s government, provide an overview of the legal framework related to women’s leadership and to discuss the challenges and barriers faced by women in the public sector. The report is a review and analysis of recent research findings and government reports related to women in decision making. The report highlights that although there has been considerable progress made by Viet Nam in promoting gender equality and women empowerment, there still remains a gap between the targets and expectations expressed in government legislation and in the actual figures of women’s representation.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UN Women Publications

Estimating the costs of domestic violence against women in Viet Nam

Date added: 01/17/2013
Downloads: 8303
Estimating the costs of domestic violence against women in Viet Nam

The overall aim of this research is to provide reliable estimate of the economic costs of domestic violence in Viet Nam. Data show that the economic repercussions of intimate partner violence that can be felt at both the household and macro-economic level. Women and families that experience domestic violence, for instance, incur costs when they access services such as medical treatment, and legal and counseling support. They also experience lost earnings due to their lower productivity and missing out on work as a result of the violence they face.


As a result of this research, a critical mass of information and specialized knowledge on the costing of domestic violence in Viet Nam has been provided to the Government and other relevant stakeholders currently advocating for a multi-sectoral coordination mechanism to be put in place to ensure domestic violence cases are better prevented and addressed when they occur.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNFPA Publications

'Teach the wife when she first arrives'

Date added: 12/20/2012
Downloads: 10962
'Teach the wife when she first arrives'

The report ‘Teach the wife when she first arrives’ -Trajectories and pathways into violent and non-violent masculinities in Hue City and Phu Xuyen district, Viet Nam, is based on life history qualitative research conducted in two sites in Viet Nam: Hue and Phu Xuyen.

It aims to look in-depth at individual men’s life histories to understand what factors push men towards more violent notions of what it means to be a man, and what factors cause men to associate being a man with more gender-equitable, non violent practices. These research findings have particular significance for prevention work on gender based violence in Viet Nam. Ultimately, this research shows that violence is not inevitable and that change is possible.

Study on Gender, Masculinity and Son Preference in Nepal and Vietnam

Date added: 12/19/2012
Downloads: 10580
Study on Gender, Masculinity and Son Preference in Nepal and Vietnam

 

This study was first of its kind in Nepal and Viet Nam that explored men's attitudes on a wide range of issues related to gender equality, son preference, the levels and types of intimate partner violence and knowledge and attitude toward laws and policies related to women's right. The study affirms that high son preference, conservative gender roles and inequitable attitudes persist in both countries. There is a  need for more comprehensive, long-term and male-targeted intervention programs or campaigns at national and local levels taking into account men's specific socio-economic conditions that influence their preferences. While the levels of knowledge of laws and policies relating to gender equality is high, there is clearly a greater need for enforcement coupled with effective communication not only on the laws but also on the norms underlying the practices that are being legislated. Because of the relationship between childhood experiences of inequality, gender equitable attitudes, son preference and intimate partner violence, early childhood interventions around masculinity and men's role in family are also policy recommendations from this study.

Domestic Violence prevention and response in Viet Nam

Date added: 12/03/2012
Downloads: 9800
Domestic Violence prevention and response in Viet Nam

Lessons learned from the intervention model in Phu Tho and Ben Tre province.

This Lessons Learned Paper identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the piloted intervention model, and analyzes whether the model, or components of the model, can be replicated nationwide. It also provides a strategic direction on GBV/DV response in Viet Nam, including information that will help them in developing an intervention model that suits the needs of the Vietnamese society, culture and political and administrative structures.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Women's representation in public administration in Viet Nam

Date added: 10/25/2012
Downloads: 12166
Women's representation in public administration in Viet Nam

Women's Representation in Public Administration is very low. Currently, only 9 percent and 8 percent of Minister and Vice-minister positions are held by women respectively. Similar low representation is seen at the Director and Deputy Director level within ministries. Compared internationally, Viet Nam ranks 83rd in terms of number of women legislators, senior officials and managers. Viet Nam has a clear mandate from the National Strategy on Gender Equality to significantly increase the number of women in senior decision making positions. To meet these targets, the discriminatory unequal retirement age for women and men needs to be removed, affirmative action policies put in place to hire and promote qualified women to senior positions, and awareness raising campaigns aimed at men to play a larger role in child care and home management.

Women's political representation in Viet Nam

Date added: 10/19/2012
Downloads: 12182
Women's political representation in Viet Nam

Women's representation in the National Assembly has decreased over the last four terms and is currently at 24.4%.  Viet Nam's target is to have a minimum of 35% women represented in the National Assembly and People's Councils in the 2016 election.  Significant changes are needed to meet this target such as putting more women on the ballot, raising awareness of the impact of the low representation of the women in the political arena and preparing potential women candidates.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNIDO Publications

Gender related obstacles to Vietnamese women entrepreneurs

Date added: 06/21/2012
Downloads: 10395
Gender related obstacles to Vietnamese women entrepreneurs

In recent years, the Vietnamese Government has focused on tapping women’s potential by improving the regulatory business environment and implementing the Law on Gender Equality, Law on Investment and Law on Enterprises as well as other decrees in support of female entrepreneurship. The aim of reforms is to level the playing field in order to draw on female entrepreneurship as an engine of economic growth and social development.   However, women entrepreneurs in Viet Nam live under two social settings: traditional values  that support the subordination of women and socialist ideals of the equality of citizens before the law. How do women entrepreneurs perceive the impact of policy reforms and prevailing traditions on their entrepreneurial situation? And what are the implications for policy makers and private sector associations? This report analyzes the traditional, regulatory, and internal gender-based obstacles that influence Vietnamese women entrepreneurs in starting and running their businesses and provides policy implications for promoting women’s entrepreneurship and gender equality in Viet Nam.

Category: One UN Documents/The One UN Initiative in Viet Nam

UN Viet Nam Gender Audit Report

Date added: 02/16/2009
Downloads: 16924
UN Viet Nam Gender Audit Report

In 2008 the Gender Programme Coordination Group (PCG) conducted a gender audit of the One UN in Viet Nam, to provide a baseline for progress on gender mainstreaming and  inform development of a gender mainstreaming strategy for the One UN and One Plan 2006-2010.  The gender audit was conducted internally by the UN Gender Advisor and a small team of Gender PCG members from June-November 2008.  The UN Viet Nam gender audit drew on lessons learned from gender audits and evaluations by UN agencies and other development organizations, and methodologies used in these assessments, in particular the ILO gender audit tool. 

The UN in Viet Nam: ‘Delivering as One’ for Gender Equality

Date added: 06/11/2010
Downloads: 16504
The UN in Viet Nam: ‘Delivering as One’ for Gender Equality

Viet Nam has a strong track record of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, including ratification of the Convention for Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1982, and passage of the Law on Gender Equality in 2006 and Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control in 2007. A National Strategy and National Targeted Programme for Gender Equality, and National Action Plan for Domestic Violence are being developed to embed the principles established by these laws.

Giving young people the skills and knowledge to chart a strong future

Date added: 03/30/2012
Downloads: 12524
Giving young people the skills and knowledge to chart a strong future

Ha Long city, Quang Ninh Province, Viet Nam, October 2011— According to the 2009 Population and Housing Census, young people aged between 10 to 24 years account for nearly 30 percent of the population. Young people in Viet Nam are the most mobile group, as many leave home for further studies, while others migrate seasonally or permanently for better job opportunities. Sexual and reproductive health norms and behavior are changing rapidly among young people in Viet Nam. One-third of young people still face barriers when trying to access reproductive health information or services they require and deserve.

Gender Mainstreaming Strategy 2009-2011 - UN Viet nam

Date added: 01/14/2010
Downloads: 16099
Gender Mainstreaming Strategy 2009-2011 - UN Viet nam

Summary
Promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment through the process of gender mainstreaming is part of the mandate of all UN agencies. However, despite strong commitments by the UN system and UN agencies at headquarters level, both the November 2008 Delivering as One (DAO) on Gender Retreat, and the 2008 UNCT Viet Nam Gender Audit identify key challenges to achieving equality and women’s empowerment in the context of UN reform.  
The UNCT Gender Mainstreaming Strategy (GM Strategy) was developed by the Gender Programme Coordination Group (Gender PCG) on the request of the UNCT.

Gender Audit Report - United Nations Viet Nam

Date added: 01/14/2010
Downloads: 15378
Gender Audit Report - United Nations Viet Nam

Executive summary
In 2008 the Gender PCG conducted a gender audit of the One UN in Viet Nam, to provide a baseline for progress on gender mainstreaming and inform development of a gender mainstreaming strategy for the One UN and One Plan 2006-2010. The gender audit was conducted internally by the UN Gender Advisor and a small team of Gender PCG members from June-November 2008. The UN Viet Nam gender audit drew on lessons learned from gender audits and evaluations by UN agencies and other development organizations, and
methodologies used in these assessments, in particular the ILO gender audit tool.

'Delivering as One' for Gender Equality

Date added: 06/10/2010
Downloads: 13477
'Delivering as One' for Gender Equality

Viet Nam has a strong track record of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, including ratification of the Convention for Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1982, and passage of the Law on Gender Equality in 2006 and Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control in 2007. A National Strategy and National Targeted Programme for Gender Equality, and National Action Plan for Domestic Violence are being developed to embed the principles established by these laws.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Climate Change - Joint UN Publications

Policy Brief: Gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster

Date added: 03/08/2012
Downloads: 15787
Policy Brief: Gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster

This policy brief will show that climate change and its impacts are not gender neutral and nor are its policies and actions. Due to their gender-defined roles in society and traditional patterns of marginalization, women are amongst those that are likely to carry the heaviest burdens from these changes and benefit less from the policies and programmes that address these.

The policy brief also shows that women should not be seen as ‘victims’. They are also crucial actors in CCA and DRR and their needs and knowledge should be used to inform the design, implementation, and monitoring of climate change and DRR policies.

Category: UN Viet Nam Joint Publications/Gender - Joint UN Publications

UN Discussion Paper: CEDAW, Women's rights and retirement age in Viet Nam

Date added: 03/29/2012
Downloads: 13907
UN Discussion Paper: CEDAW, Women's rights and retirement age in Viet Nam

This discussion paper has been prepared to advocate for equal retirement age in Viet Nam to address gender equality and women’s rights issues inherent in this key agenda item. It will briefly summarize the relevant issues and provide recommendations, from the point of view of CEDAW and informed by international experience, on how best to address the issue of gender-based discrimination in retirement age.

The Differential Impact of the Vietnamese Economic Stimulus Package on Women and Men

Date added: 01/15/2010
Downloads: 18623
The Differential Impact of the Vietnamese Economic Stimulus Package on Women and Men

Executive Summary
The 2008-2009 financial crisis caused a global economic recession. In response Vietnam, along with many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, implemented an economic stimulus package (ESP). This paper considers the gender implications of such stimulus packages to improve eventual outcomes, not just in terms of rights but also in terms of economic efficiency and productivity. We look, firstly, at how financial crises – and government responses – have different consequences for men and women because many industries in developing countries are sex-stereotyped so that women dominate the workforces of textiles, garments and electronics, while men dominate the construction workforce. The 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis provided lessons for responding to future economic crises with an argument for gender-responsive planning and budgeting to ensure that both sexes will benefit substantially from the use of public resources.

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WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2017

1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


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Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.

 

Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


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Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


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New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam

 

On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December

 

Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.



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