Power in relationships of same-sex, bisexual and transgender
couples

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

Power in relationships of same-sex, bisexual and transgender
couples
Celebrating freedom of expression and diversity with "BUBU TOWN 2017"

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.

Celebrating freedom of expression and diversity with "BUBU TOWN 2017"
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
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
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
Workshop "Social Movement to protect LGBT Rights in Ireland"

"Social Movement to protect LGBT Rights in Ireland" - Remarks by Ms Nuala O’Brien, Deputy Head of Mission – Embassy of Ireland at the Workshop "Social movement to protect LGBT rights in Ireland and lesson learnt for Vietnam and Asean" held by the Embassy of Ireland in Hanoi and Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE) on 18 June 2015.

Workshop "Social Movement to protect LGBT Rights in Ireland"
A day in BUBU Town

BUBU Town, the land of freedom, tolerance and equality took place on May 17th at the American Club, Ha Noi. The Town welcomed about 4,000 BUBU citizens with their own colours and personalities that made up a lively rainbow town.

A day in BUBU Town
BUBU
– The town of freedom, tolerance and equality

Celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) 17 May, the Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE), United Nations in Vietnam (UN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will hold a special outdoor event called “BUBU town”, an unique zone of freedom, tolerance and equality. BUBU stands for “Be Unique. Be U” which is the slogan of the town.

BUBU
– The town of freedom, tolerance and equality
Consultation on Civil Code Draft (revised) on transgenders

Pursuant to Resolution of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly of people’s consultation on Civil Code draft (revised), all Vietnamese individuals, both inside and outside the country, can offer ideas and suggestion directly to lawmaker agencies.

Consultation on Civil Code Draft (revised) on transgenders
The Cabinet Exhibition: The Door to LGBT people's world

Queer stories, collected. Your first experience of The Cabinet exhibition is the colourful and dizzying archway created by visual artist Lại Thị Diệu Hà, a dramatic introduction to the main space which is filled with intriguing boxes and cases full of objects. The exhibition itself is made up of 80 personal belongings, each with its own story. The stories are those of individuals – personal experiences of love, of persecution, violence and acceptance – but together they paint a striking picture of the LGBT community in Vietnam.

The Cabinet Exhibition: The Door to LGBT people's world
Explanatory information on
“Unbanning same-sex marriages” from January 1st 2015

Recently, many newspapers and news sites have published the news on “unbanning same-sex marriage”, “allowing gay marriage” or “not prohibiting same-sex marriage” from January 1st 2015. This surprises many people and at the same time confuses others, especially the LGBT community. The Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment iSEE would like to provide here some official information on this decision to help readers understand it more thoroughly.

Explanatory information on
“Unbanning same-sex marriages” from January 1st 2015
Perspective
of iSEE towards detention and imprisonment of homosexuals & transgenders

There are some terms in the Draft of Law on Detention and Imprisonment about segregating Homosexuals and transgenders of Ministry of Public Security that need further clarification, especially in terminology, facts as well as international experiences. The following discussions will clarify contents of the drafts and noteworthy principles of detention, imprisonment of homosexual and transgenders also.

Perspective
of iSEE towards detention and imprisonment of homosexuals & transgenders
Survey
on legal needs of transgenders (Sep 22nd – 28th,
2014)

iSEE is conducting a survey on the legal needs of transgender people (defined as people whose desired sex is different from biological sex, not necessarily having undergone sex-change operation) or inter-sex people. The survey results will be used for the advocacy for the amendment of the Civil Code relating to the right to change the name, gender and identity recognition in personal documents.

Survey
on legal needs of transgenders (Sep 22nd – 28th,
2014)