By Mai Thi Que

Gender equality in general and in the political sphere in particular, is a current concern especially by the Party and State. Many policies have been enacted and enforced in order to enhance the role and position of women in this field. It is noted that there are now more and more women holding important positions in various social and political agencies and organizations. Those women have been becoming well-known and active politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs... However, although their contribution which has been objectively and fairly recognized, in comparison with men, gender stereotypes still exist quite commonly in society and they are one of the barriers to women’s participation in the national assembly and holding important positions in the agencies and organizations. The shortage of female staff holding leadership and management positions in a number of important areas that makes policymakers lack the women’s representative voice, and leads to difficulty in the implementation of gender equality in all aspects. Therefore, to raise awareness in gender equality in the political sphere is one of the important factors for promoting the implementation of gender equality today.


This paper focuses on a collection of testimonies from some generations of former students who attended two female high schools, Ao Tim in Saigon and Dong Khanh in Hue during the period between 1920 and 1945.

The Center for Development Studies and the Faculty of Sociology, Social Work and Southeast Asian Studies of the Open University in Ho Chi Minh City organized a workshop on October 9, 2014. It was a scholarly discussion with the theme "The phenomenon of migration and migrants from a sociological perspective" presented by the two speakers: Mr. Pham Nhu Ho, MA and Ms. Nguyen Bao Thanh Nghi, PhD.

On 21 May 2014, the Gender and Society (GAS) Research Center – Hoa Sen University organized a workshop entitled "How gender equality is envisioned in the fourth most gender equal country in the world" with Ms. Märian Linnéa Nordqvist as guest speaker. 



The mission of school social work is to achieve quality education for all. Both girls and boys have their troubles in school, and school social workers must focus on the obstacles faced by all children and youth.

The opinions expressed in the report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations  in Vietnam, the  International Organization for Migration and any Vietnamese Government Agency

Migration is increasingly being acknowledged as an issue that needs a global approach and coordinated responses...