Robust civic space is essential for good governance, the rule of law and for enabling citizens to shape their societies. However, civil society space around the world is under significant pressure and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this situation.
The weakening of international institutions and democratic norms worldwide has resulted in fewer constraints on autocracies. Meanwhile, the rise of nationalism, populism and illiberalism is taking its toll on civil liberties.
Vietnam is on the verge of gender inequality as a result of gender-biased sex selection since many families in the country still favor boys over girls, resulting in more than 40,000 baby girls unborn every year.
As Vietnam is listed among three countries with the highest rate of sex ratio imbalance at birth, local authorities are making efforts to raise public awareness and tighten regulations to shorten the gap.
Vietnam’s imbalance rate in 2019 was 111.5 boys per 100 girls.
According to the latest report on the world’s population conducted by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Vietnam’s imbalance rate in 2019 was 111.5 boys per 100 girls, behind only China and India – the two most populous countries in the world.
Walter E. Williams, a columnist for The Daily Signal, is a professor of economics at George Mason University.
Institutional racism and systemic racism are terms bandied about these days without much clarity. Being 84 years of age, I have seen and lived through what might be called institutional racism or systemic racism. Both operate under the assumption that one race is superior to another. It involves the practice of treating a person or group of people differently based on their race.
British author J.K. Rowling, seen here accepting an award at the 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala in New York City on Dec. 12, 2019, has received flak from the left for her stance on the issue of transgenderism. But the British government appears to be moving in her direction. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Stringer/Getty Images)
On both sides of the Atlantic, advocates for transgender rights are increasingly substituting ideology for biological reality.
The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on the children, and its enduring power 30 years later.
The Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA), together with the USAID Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (USAID V-LEEP), is hosting the webinar “Promoting a Gender Inclusive Workforce in Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects” on May 29th at 9:00am ICT.
This webinar is the last webinar in the four-part series in May 2020. The webinar series is a temporary replacement for the in-person Renewable Energy Buyers Vietnam Working Group normally held in Ho Chi Minh City on a quarterly basis.
Chính phủ chưa đề xuất đưa các dự án luật Về hội, luật Biểu tình, luật Đặc khu vào chương trình xây dựng luật 2020 và cả 2021.
Bộ trưởng Bộ Tư pháp Lê Thành Long
ẢNH GIA HÂN
Báo cáo về tình hình chuẩn bị các dự án luật đã rút ra khỏi chương trình xây dựng luật từ 2016 – 2019 tại phiên họp Ủy ban Pháp luật sáng 16.4, Bộ trưởng Bộ Tư pháp Lê Thành Long cho biết, có 6 dự án luật đã rút ra khỏi chương trình, gồm: luật Về hội; luật Biểu tình; luật Dân số; luật Quản lý phát triển đô thị; luật Thuế bảo vệ môi trường; luật Đơn vị hành chính – kinh tế đặc biệt (còn gọi là luật Đặc khu).
Today, women have just three-quarters of the legal rights of men. In 1970, it was less than half. The Women, Business and the Law 2020 report presented results from our recent effort to document how laws have changed since 1970. This exceptional dataset has already facilitated ground-breaking research that shows that a country’s performance on the Women, Business and the Law index is associated with more women in the labor force, a smaller wage gap between men and women, and greater investments in health and education. We hope that sharing the data and reform descriptions on our website will lead to more evidence that will inspire policymakers to change their laws so that more women can contribute to economic growth and development. Tiếp tục đọc “How have women’s legal rights evolved over the last 50 years?”→
Struggling to eliminate gender inequality, Vietnam falls 10 places to 87th in 2019 global ranking.
With an average score of 0,700 on a scale of 1, Vietnam is making little progress toward gender equality, according to 2019 Global Gender Gap Report released by World Economic Forum.
Across Southeast Asia, the Philippines performed best, ranking 16th globally, followed by Laos (43rd), Singapore (54th), Thailand (75th), and Indonesia (85th). Vietnam lies ahead of Cambodia (89th), Brunei (95th), Malaysia (104th) and Myanmar (114th). Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam caught pants down in gender gap ranking”→
Nếu không có giải pháp cụ thể thì chúng ta sẽ mãi loanh quanh, luẩn quẩn trong câu chuyện “trọng nam khinh nữ”.
Thực tế, phụ nữ luôn bị coi là thứ hai, đứng sau nam giới. Đến bao giờ người phụ nữ được bình đẳng với nam giới và người dân nhận thức được rằng, đẻ con gái cũng tốt như đẻ con trai, lúc ấy có lẽ tình trạng mất cân bằng giới tính khi sinh (MCBGTKS) mới được giải quyết”, TS Khuất Thu Hồng, Viện trưởng Viện Nghiên cứu phát triển xã hội nhấn mạnh.
TĐH: Gender is becoming increasingly confusing, unnatural, standardless and meaningless. In New Jersey (USA) parents now can mark in the newborn baby paperwork for birth certificate one of three choices for gender: (1) male, (2) female, and (3) undetermined. “Undetermined” because the parents “don’t know the baby’s gender until the baby is grown up and determines his/her/its gender for him/her/itself.”
Bisexual people make up 52 percent of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) community, but in recent years, the words to describe the identity of someone who is attracted to more than one gender have become increasingly complex.
As the conversation around gender identity has expanded, so, too, has the language to describe both gender and sexuality as well as the complex interaction of these varying, often fluid identities. This includes new words that describe sexual attraction to more than one gender, including Tiếp tục đọc “Why Is “Bisexual” Such A Charged Word In 2019?”→