Beauty pageants in Vietnam seem to have become pedantic – excessively focused on height, weight, hair length, curves and so on. Is this what beauty is all about? Far from it.
There has been an explosion in the number of beauty pageants, with nearly 20 of them held in the first half of this year alone.
Given the country’s social conservatism and a shifting Overton window, it is more likely now than ever that the Vietnamese government will take a more restrictive stance on abortion.
Bao Nhi admits she joined the private online group chat ‘Sugar Luxury Saigon’ about a month ago to find men who could offer her money in exchange for companionship.
From her youth spent scraping a living on the streets, Nguyen Thi Thu Nhi has battled poverty and sexist prejudice to become Vietnam’s first boxing world champion.
When night falls in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam, an electric energy appears. Bar promoters boasting venues’ offerings spill onto the street, where large, lively groups of patrons imbibe amidst a smörgåsbord of music emitted from closely packed clubs.
The study by the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation found that groups such as the H’mong and Thai were vulnerable to being caught up in the illicit trade. More than 60 per cent of victims and prosecuted traffickers were from these…
It is around noon on Monday and Luong Viet Nga is tattooing a daisy on a customer’s waist.
A new piece of legislation to take effect on February 1 will grant bonus pay to female workers who do not plan to take menstrual leave and are approved to work on their periods by their employers. The provision was mentioned in…
The trafficking of Cambodian “brides” to China has risen sharply this year with mass job losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
Every year, the long-standing preference for boys in Vietnam’s society terminates 40,800 baby girls before they are born, according to the United Nations Population Fund.
It might strike people as a job for risk-taking men, but being a private investigator has attracted Vietnamese women, some of whom have had braved the job despite dangers and physical demands.