06 May 2014 - Press Release
UNITED NATIONS, New York
– New data from the United Nations reveal that maternal deaths have declined by 45 per cent since 1990. Some 523,000 deaths occurred from complications in pregnancy or childbirth in 1990; in 2013, that number was 289,000.
28 March 2014 - Press Release
Hai Phong, 28 March 2014
– Since Viet Nam attained the middle income country status in 2010, the supply of male condom to the country has been dramatically changed. It is estimated that international aid and government resources for condoms accounted only 15 per cent, while 85 per cent of condom need is covered by the free market through uncontrolled importing distribution channel. This issue was discussed at the National Meeting of the Condom Coordination Committee and Technical Working Group held today in Do Son, Hai Phong, by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the United Nation Population Fund in Viet Nam (UNFPA).
07 March 2014 - Press Release
Ha Noi, 7 March 2014
- The importance of gender equality in achieving progress for all was stressed today at a key policy dialogue held by the United Nations and Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to mark International Women's Day. The event bought together over 200 participants, including policy makers, representatives from MOLISA and other ministries, the Viet Nam Women's Union, the UN in Viet Nam, bilateral and multilateral donors, as well as NGOs and the media.
26 November 2013 - Press Release
Hai Duong, 26 November 2013
- A bold new exhibition marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Viet Nam opens in Hai Duong today, shining new light on the courage of women survivors of domestic violence.
22 November 2013 - Press Release
HA NOI, 22 November 2013
– Violence against women and girls constitutes one of the gravest violations of women's and girls' human rights. It also undermines family stability and solidarity. Addressing and ending violence against women and girls has received special attention across the world. The National Study on Domestic Violence against Women, released by the General Statistics Office and the United Nations in Viet Nam in 2010, showed that 58 per cent of ever-married women had experienced at least one form of violence (physically, mentally or sexually) at some point in their lives. Approximately 50 per cent of victims did not tell anyone about the violence they endured and 87 per cent did not seek help from public services.
25 September 2013 - Press Release
Ha Noi, 25 September 2013
– The world is growing old fast. In the next 10 years, the number of people over 60 years of age will surpass one billion. Population ageing presents societies with great opportunities but also huge challenges. To address the challenges and maximize the opportunities, more joint efforts are needed to ensure inclusion of ageing and the needs of older persons in all national development policies and programmes, emphasized the leaders of the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam at the national workshop organised today in Ha Noi to share international experiences on policy and action responses to population ageing.
10 July 2013 - Press Release
HA NOI, 10 July 2013
– With 16 million girls aged 15-19 giving birth each year worldwide, complications from pregnancy and child birth continue to be the leading cause of death among adolescent girls in low and middle-income countries.
12 June 2013 - Press Release
Ha Noi, 12 June 2013
- The imbalance of Sex Ratios at Birth (SRB) is an increasing concern in some Asian countries, where about 117 million women and girls are reported as “missing”. In Viet Nam, the SRB rose from 106.2 boys per 100 girls in 2000 to 112.3 boys per 100 girls in 2012 and this sharp trend continues to rise. SRB imbalance is largely caused by favouring sons and placing lower values on girls. Therefore, strengthening gender equality and enhancing women and girls' empowerment are key to addressing effectively this issue. This issue was discussed during the workshop on "Addressing the Imbalance of Sex Ratio at Birth from Gender Perspectives" co-organized today in Ha Noi by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam.