10th
anniversary of iSEE

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

10th
anniversary of iSEE
"Touch, untouch and retouch" Group Exhibition

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.

"Touch, untouch and retouch" Group Exhibition
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"
“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
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
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
Opening
Ceremony of Autumn Development School

Luong Minh Ngoc, Director of iSEE and the course lecturer, announced: “Firstly, this course wants to concentrate on yourself finding your own answers, giving your own solutions, your own decisions. We do not help you to answer anything. Secondly, we want this place to be a learning space with new features. Actually when the lecturers are here, we share that: “We learn as well”. This is a space of mutual learning. We do not think that teachers will teach, students will learn. Students can teach us as well. Those are the reasons why you are here.”

Opening
Ceremony of Autumn Development School