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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 2:30am

HANOI, February 4, 2016 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today made public a Property Rights and Gender Training Toolkit, designed to give community volunteers knowledge they can use to educate communities about land rights, mitigate land disputes, and provide counseling.

“Our study has revealed that among the barriers to women’s land access in Vietnam is the lack of information about property rights and legal procedures,” said USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker. ”The toolkit aims to strengthen volunteers’ roles as advisors, especially to women farmers, and help improve understanding on rights and gender in Vietnam relating to land.”

This toolkit was developed by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) with support from USAID under its Land Access for Women Program. Using the toolkit, the two-year pilot program  has already trained 60 grassroots community volunteers to help farmers, particularly women farmers, in the northern province of Hung Yen and the Mekong Delta province of Long An with the support of provincial authorities.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 3:45am

Thousands of persons with disabilities in both rural and urban areas of Vietnam have enjoyed better health, education and livelihood opportunities as part of the support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Persons with Disabilities Support Program.

USAID Vietnam Office of Health Director John Eyres speaks at the event.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 7:45am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that Bedaquiline, the first new medication to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in over 40 years, is now available in Vietnam through its partnership with Janssen Therapeutics of Johnson & Johnson. This innovative partnership is a significant step forward in the global fight against the growing health threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker and Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Trong Dam
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 2:45am

With continuing funding from the U.S. Congress, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced six new projects serving persons with disabilities in Vietnam aimed at promoting health, social inclusion and disability rights.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 3:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International (USAID), Freeland and Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) hosted the second annual "Outstanding Achievement Awards for Wildlife Protection" ceremony to honor five law enforcement officers and two journalists for their contributions to the protection of wildlife in Vietnam.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:45am

Over the past decade, some 25 countries and territories across Asia and the Pacific have introduced a range of protective laws and ordinances, passed supportive court decisions and pioneered constitutional reform processes which promoted the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 1:00am

As the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is celebrated globally, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its support for a new disaster risk management program to be implemented by the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC). The project is expected to benefit an estimated 20,000 people in Bac Lieu, Hoa Binh, and Quang Tri provinces by helping them be better prepared for natural disasters.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:15am

The Inclusion of Vietnamese with Disabilities Project (IVWD), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has supported the development of a national inclusive education legal framework that has enabled approximately 500,000 Vietnamese children with disabilities to enjoy school education and brought about information technology training and employment opportunities to 1,400 youths with disabilities over the past ten years.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:15am

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber today joined representatives from four coastal provinces of the Red River Delta and development partners to launch the Red River Delta Adaptation and Youth (READY) program, which will promote effective and innovative climate change adaptation (CCA) initiatives in Vietnam’s Red River Delta.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 5:15am

USAID welcomes the announcement of the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) of the official launch of Vietnam’s National Single Window and the integration with the ASEAN Single Window customs system.

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Last updated: December 10, 2015

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