“TAKE OFF” ART EVENT

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.

“TAKE OFF” ART EVENT
I believe I can 2016: Indigenous knowledge – Spring of life

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.

I believe I can 2016: Indigenous knowledge – Spring of life
Viet Pride Hanoi 2016: Path of Pride

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.

Viet Pride Hanoi 2016: Path of Pride
Collaborative research with communities in Bắc Kạn

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.

Collaborative research with communities in Bắc Kạn
iSEE’s
call for Vietnam’s support to resolution on LGBT

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.

iSEE’s
call for Vietnam’s support to resolution on LGBT
BUBU Town – Land of
Freedom, Tolerance and Equality

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).

BUBU Town – Land of
Freedom, Tolerance and Equality
Canada Minister of
Foreign Affairs and wise advice for young Vietnamese

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.

Canada Minister of
Foreign Affairs and wise advice for young Vietnamese
Survey on people’s
needs for association

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.

Survey on people’s
needs for association
Civil
society needs conditions for a better contribution to sustainable
development

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.

Civil
society needs conditions for a better contribution to sustainable
development
Recruitment: Members of iSEE’s Institute Council

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.

Recruitment: Members of iSEE’s Institute Council
VietnamNext - The Luncheon

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.

VietnamNext - The Luncheon
ROOM XX - Journey to United Nations Office

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?

ROOM XX - Journey to United Nations Office
SEXUP!
Debate Competition on Sexual Rights

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.

SEXUP!
Debate Competition on Sexual Rights