iSEE is a non-governmental organization working for the rights of all people, including minorities. iSEE aims to promote the values of freedom, equality and tolerance in Vietnamese society. If you are a supporter of freedom, equality, tolerance, there’s high chance that you are suitable for this job. Working mainly in Hanoi, in a friendly, knowledgeable and diverse iSEE environment, Gender Justice Program Officer conducts communication, public awareness, community building and networking activities, supporting equality and gender justice across Vietnam.
The cozy and happy birthday party in celebration of the 10th anniversary of iSEE was organized on 29th, June, 2017 in Heritage Space. During the journey of the last 10 year, iSEE has always kept a fire burning – the fire of the desire for a better society in Vietnam. This fire has been fuelled by the values of freedom, equality and tolerance, and the belief in humanity and kindness. iSEE has always commited to pursuing the mission of protecting human rights and enlarging the civil society space in Vietnam. iSEE tròn 10 tuổi
On 8th July, 2017, Idea Presentation Round of VietnamNext 2017 took place in Up-Coworking Space with the participation of 14 contestant teams and many young people. VietnamNext is a long-term program supporting students, young artists and young people to execute social projects in many fields including environment, economics, education, culture and art.
The research seminar “Power in relationships of same-sex, bisexual and transgender couples” took place on 5th July, 2017 in iSEE Hub. This seminar presented the results of the research “Power in relationships of LGBT couples” which is a cooperation project between iSEE and COC Netherlands. Dr. Nguyễn Thu Nam and Master. Vũ Thị Phương Thảo discussed with participants Dr. Thu Nam answered participants' questions
On 16th June 2017, the group exhibition named “Touch, Untouch and Retouch” was organized in Center of The Old Quater's Culture Exchange, 50 Dao Duy Tu, Hanoi. This exhibition was an opportunity bringing different perspectives of cultures, beliefs and lifestyles together, with the purpose to enhance rights and voices of ethnic minority people, and promote indigenous knowledge which is gradually forgotten.
During 2 days from 8th June to 9th June, 2017, the second Civil society seminar took place in the Hanoi Club Hotel with the numerous participation of individuals and organizations interested in Vietnam’s development philosophy. This seminar “Development philosophy: Lessons of the past and orientation to the future of Vietnam” was organised to discuss development philosophy for Vietnam and the importance of civil society organizations in the progress of building our development strategies. Mr. Nguyễn Đức Thành gave a speech in the seminar
On 26th May, 2013, the opening ceremony of Human Rights Space (HRS) with the theme “A new season” was organized at Melia Hotel, Hanoi. Founded in July, 2016, HRS is a space that promotes and protects human rights in Vietnam. To do so, HRS is now focusing on human rights education and promoting freedom and equality values. This space also connects individuals and organizations that protect human rights and stand againts human rights violations.
On 24th May 2017, the conference and exhibition of co-research with community in the project “Rights and Voices of Ethnic Minority Women” was organized in Bac Kan province. This event had the participation of 13 community research teams from Phuc Loc and Banh Trach commune, iSEE institute, CARE in Vietnam, other local authorities and social organizations. Ethnic minority women of research teams raised their voices about their proposal and solutions to problems in community based on findings from the research.
BUBU town is an annual community event in celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on 17th May (IDAHOT), organized by Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE), the network of young leaders actively involved in the rights of LGBTIQ people (NextGEN), along with the sponsorship of the European Commission (EC), Oxfam International, American Embassy, Australian Embassy, Netherlands Embassy and Blued.
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.