NO 25
September 2016

NEWS

Gender and Society Research Findings in 2016

On August 18, 2016 a third workshop was held on Gender and Society Research Findings. Since the first workshop held on August 2014 to the present, the Gender and Society Research Center (GAS) at Hoa Sen University has held three full day workshops of this kind for researchers to review the research papers completed during the year. The papers delt with various topics such as history, literature and social issues with a point of view related to gender equality and women's rights.

Research on Elderly People in HCMC

On September 5, 2016 the Ho Chi Minh City Institute for Development Studies (HIDs) held a seminar entitled, "Building a System of Care Facilities for the Elderly in Ho Chi Minh City - Current Situation and Solutions".

Working with Male Perpetrators

The Ministry of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund in Viet Nam (UNFPA) organized a four-day pilot training workshop from August 1 to 4, 2016 in HCMC to test a training manual for working with male perpetrators.

OPINIONS

My life is best described as being "Thiệt"

The Vietnamese word "thật" is also written and spoken in the Vietnamese southern-accent as "thiệt" (true/truthful). Ms. Bui Tran Phuong - Headmaster of the HCMC Hoa Sen University - has used the word to describe her entire life devoted to the great cause of educational renovations. The word's homophone ("thiệt" as in "thiệt thòi" - underprivileged), however, is more frequently referred to by her friends and family to indicate her sacrifices she's made out of her love and passion for this career.

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