“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
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
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
Printivity - Creativity and beyond

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.

Printivity - Creativity and beyond
VietnamNext: Youth Initiative Development Program

VietnamNext is a long-term program organized by iSEE, with the view to aid youth groups, students, young artists to implement their initiatives regarded with environmental, economical, social, educational, cultural and art and other issues based on human culture , equality and lenience values. The program is built on the faith that the majority of youth possess lots of potential and first-hand experience will be the useful foundation to build a generation of responsible citizens.Please click on Save button on toolbar above when you finish.

VietnamNext: Youth Initiative Development Program
Message from the People Participation Working Group on the right
to association and the draft Law on Associations

The People Participation Working Group (PPWG)1, established in 1999, is an open network with participation from hundreds of individuals and civil society organisations in Vietnam. On the occasion of the publication of the draft Law on Associations on the Ministry of Home Affairs website (on June 4th 2015) for public opinions, PPWG would like to present some comments and messages on the right to freedom of association and this draft. These comments are drawn from consultations with 30 people who are specialists of human rights and civil societies, representatives from non-governmental organisations, and interested individuals, from 6 June to 5 July 2015.

Message from the People Participation Working Group on the right
to association and the draft Law on Associations

"Love and sharing are the core and unchangeable values of Vietnamese family, without categorising any form of family." - Mr. Huu Van Hoa, Deputy Director General, Family Department (MOCST) claimed.

Seminar: "Protect the rights of LGBT people in Ireland"

Hanoi, on June 18th, Institution for studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE) co-ordinates with the Embassy of Ireland to organise the seminar "Social Movement on protecting LGBT rights in Ireland and lessons for Vietnam and ASEAN".

Seminar: "Protect the rights of LGBT people in Ireland"
Supporting youths’ initiatives

In addition to our own projects, every year iSEE always reserves a part of our resources to aid groups of youths in turning their draft proposals into practical programs that contribute to solving the society’s present issues.

Supporting youths’ initiatives
Consumers urged to unite for their rights

Consumers should come together to find effective solutions for ensuring the protection of their rights as 90 per cent of consumers are ignorant about the organisations that protect their benefits. This was revealed by a recent online survey of more than 1,200 customers, conducted by the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE).

Consumers urged to unite for their rights
Connecting Pride
Festival of Civil Society Organizations

In the morning of 11/1/2015, more than 60 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including voluntary groups, youth networks, social organization, non-governmental organizations and social enterprises, have jointly organized a festival called Connecting Pride Festival at Thong Nhat Park, Hanoi.

Connecting Pride
Festival of Civil Society Organizations
Gala
"Drawing the Kindness" with “Kindness is…”

In the afternoon of January 30th, the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment iSEE and the Action For The Future (A4F) jointly held the “Drawing the Kindness” Gala at the Conference room on the 3th floor, D10 Giang Vo Lake View Building. This program is an important link in the chain of events for the "Kindness is…" campaign beside "I choose Kindness Festival", "The Kind Bracelet" or "Non-profit class chain".

Gala
"Drawing the Kindness" with “Kindness is…”
PPWG made
suggestions to the Ministry of Justice on the Access to Information Law

On 15-16/12/2014, the Ministry of Justice has consulted several ministries, agencies and other organizations on a draft of the Access to Information law. This is a part of the plan to enshrine the right to access information, as stated in article 25th of the Constitution and Congress’s 2015-2016 resolution on the law making and amendment ordinance. The focus of the conference is the circumscription of accessible information to be allowed. Former Deputy Minister of Justice Hoàng Thế Liên chaired this conference.

PPWG made
suggestions to the Ministry of Justice on the Access to Information Law
Movie Talk
on Human Rights Day 10.12

On 10 December evening, in the context of Human Rights Day, the United Nation Developing Program (UNDP) collaborated with the Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE) to screen the documentary film ‘Chasing Ice’ and hold a talk over changing climate issues included in the film as well as what people can do to solve these problems.

Movie Talk
on Human Rights Day 10.12
Speech of Vietnamese NGOs at the Institutional Reform Session - VDPF 2014

On December 5, 2014 , the Vietnam Development Partnership Forum 2014 took place in Hanoi . This year's forum was co-chaired by Mr. Bui Quang Vinh, Minister of Planning and Investment and Ms. Victoria Kwakwa, Director of World Bank in Vietnam. The Forum was also attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. The main theme of this year's forum focused on institutional reform and economic development to promote the private sector . Representing non-governmental organizations in Vietnam, Mr. Le Quang Binh, Director of iSEE delievered a speech at a conference in the session of economic institutional reforms.

Speech of Vietnamese NGOs at the Institutional Reform Session - VDPF 2014