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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: 136
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.

Unpaid Care and Domestic Work: Issues and Suggestions for Viet Nam

Date added: 01/03/2017
Downloads: 2705
Unpaid Care and Domestic Work: Issues and Suggestions for Viet Nam

The discussion paper "Unpaid Care and Domestic Work: Issues and Suggestions for Viet Nam" is developed specifically to help policymakers gain a better understanding of what unpaid care work is and how this affects women's participation in the social and economic life; and recommend policy measures that would help recognize, reduce and redistribute unpaid care work.

Category: UN Publications by Agency/UNDP Publications

Ready for success: Training manual for potential woman candidates in 2016 election

Date added: 07/08/2015
Downloads: 3334
Ready for success: Training manual for potential woman candidates in 2016 election

Besides equipping the readers with the most useful knowledge about Viet Nam’s political system and election process, the intention of this manual is to ensure that potential woman candidates understand they have the equal right to stand up, represent and raise their voice for the benefit of the entire community as political leaders. This comprehensive training guide is packed with practical advice on everything from public speaking, preparing an action plan to engaging with media. The manual also includes a summary of the political system in Viet Nam, the candidate nomination process and the role of different agencies in the candidate selection and election process.

Click here to download the Vietnamese version

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

Date added: 09/06/2014
Downloads: 9008
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: 7737
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: 7550
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: 8079
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.

Spotlight

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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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