On March 03, the "Take-off" art event took place at Hoan Kiem Lake walking street under the organization of Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE), CECEM, Oxfam and the open working group on gender justice and freedom of choice (WEQUAL). This event was meant to celebrate the 8th of March; however, it not only focused on women but also on the presence of all genders with a strong sense of life, freedom and equality.
From 12th to 15th of January, iSEE has partnered with WEQUAL - the Open Working Group on Gender Justice and Freedom of Choice to hold discussions and provide solutions to gender issues in Vietnam.
Following the success of “I believe I can 2015”, the event series “I believe I can 2016: Indigenous knowledge – Spring of life” drew mass attention on 11th and 13th of December. The objectives this year is to honor cultural diversity, indigenous knowledge and to promote the understanding, respect as well as equality among ethnic groups. Especially, ethnic minority representatives from 15 different groups are key members of committee of organizing.
On June 30, 2016, the Human Rights Council has voted through resolution 32/2, which establishes an Independent Expert to promote solutions to issues of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Vietnam is one of the countries voting "yes" for this resolution.
Hanoi, Aug 09, 2016 – Viet Pride Hanoi 2016 is an annual event to celebrate the freedom to love and freedom of expression regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. The official celebration takes place from August 19 to August 28 with the theme “Path of Pride”. The capstone activity – Viet Pride bicycle rally – takes place in the morning of August 21.
The project ‘enhancing the participation and voice of ethnic minority women’ in Bắc Kạn province, used collaborative research methods to enhance the strengths and voices of local Tày, Dao and Hmông women. Collaborate research methods allowed these women to identify local problems and decide on which ones to research, with the objective of presenting their research to state agencies and mobilize those and social organizations to resolve their problems.
On January 7th or June 30th 2016, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations will vote for a “resolution on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual trends and gender identity”. As a member of the Human Rights Council, Vietnam has a good opportunity to express the consistent view of supporting equal rights for gays, bisexuals and transgender.
During Pride month, we are saddened by the news about the mass shooting that occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families affected by this horrific violence.
Ahead of IDAHOT (the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia), iSEE and NextGen - a network of young leaders actively involved in the rights of LGBT people - organized the second BUBU Town event on May 15th, along with the sponsorship of the European Commission (EC) and the Norwegian’s People’s Aid (NPAID).
On September 5, the The Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE) was honored to welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Stéphane Dion during his official visit to Vietnam.On September 5, the The Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE) was honored to welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Stéphane Dion during his official visit to Vietnam.
According to statistics of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Vietnam has over 52,000 assemblies, associations and clubs. If interest groups were included – such as book clubs, racing clubs, road-tripping groups, groups supporting mountain people, skateboarding groups or bird lover clubs – this number would increase significantly. It all goes to show that Vietnam has a rich and active civil association life.
Civil society is growing rapidly and has proven to be an important contribution to the national development and global integration of Vietnam. The first annual conference on civil society, “The Role of Civil Society in the Development of Society, Economy and Culture of Vietnam”, has identified that better conditions must be facilitated in order to increase the effectiveness of civil society in promoting our national development, especially in areas where the state lacks sufficient resources.
The SEXUP! Fair was held at Thái Nguyên University of Economics and Business Management on April 10th and attracted thousands of students and youngsters from universities and high schools in Thái Nguyên city.
iSEE would like to invite individuals who are interested in the development of Vietnam in general and civil society in particular, as well as iSEE’s mission, to apply to be a part of the Institute Council.
The Luncheon is a fund-raising event for VietnamNext program 2016. With an entrance fee of 500,000 VNĐ/person, each guest joins hands to endorse young initiators. This means more innovative ideas will be put into action, more communities will be supported and the value of kindness will be more widely spread.
With the main theme of “Creativity and beyond”, Printivity (Vân Sáng) is the platform for young initiators to freely express their “crazy” ideas without any hesitations or limitations.
On 24th of November, 2015, the National Assembly of Viet Nam has passed the new Civil Code, which allows sex change and gener marker change. Here are ten things that you need to know what is really happening.
(Ha Noi, November 24, 2015) National Assembly of Viet Nam have passed Amended Civil Code, which recognizes the rights to change one’s sex and to change gender marker on legal identification.
Do you know what it is like to work at Palais des Nations, Geneva, Sweden of UN Council? What topics are discussed there? What decisions are made? Have you ever imagined you would be a delegate who represents a nation and participate in an official working day in UN Council?
From Sep 29th to Oct 20th, Institution for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE) will organize a Debate competition on “Sexual Rights” called “SEXUP!”, whose targets are young people in Hanoi and nearby provinces. With the slogan: “Sexual rights? Let’s talk! Afraid not!”, the competition aims at encouraging youngsters to research and speak up their thoughts on this sensitive topic.