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dimanche 30 septembre 2018

Slovak paedophile’s conviction a watershed for Vietnam

First prosecution since closure of a legal loophole that enabled men to sexually abuse young boys without it being considered a sex crime raises hopes the country has turned a corner on child abuse

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mardi 3 avril 2018

Vietnam's sex industry and the sticky subject of legalizing it

'Sex workers should have the right to make a living, contribute to society, and enjoy welfare in terms of healthcare and education.'

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jeudi 29 mars 2018

This boy is on fire : Vietnam drag queens electrify Hanoi

Makeup artist by day, cross-dresser by night, Betty is among a vanguard of Vietnamese drag queens shaking up Hanoi's nightlife and social norms in a city where such performances remain little known.

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dimanche 25 mars 2018

Ingrained bias prevents female rape victims in Vietnam from seeking justice

Girls who appeared physically unhurt were told to stay quiet so they can find husbands.

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dimanche 11 mars 2018

Vietnam takes the crown, Australia runner up at transgender pageant

Vietnam's Nguyen Huong Giang was crowned 'Miss International Queen' in Thailand at one of the world's top beauty pageants for transgender women.

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vendredi 10 février 2017

This spring festival in Vietnam is all about sex

The traditional fest celebrates procreation as locals pray for bumper crops.

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lundi 5 décembre 2016

This transgender bodybuilder is crushing barriers in Vietnam

It's Sunday morning in Ho Chi Minh City. Blistering heat is vaporizing last night's downpour on the streets of District 7, an upscale area southeast of the city center and popular with expats.

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samedi 17 septembre 2016

Vietnam has more than 100,000 sex workers

Vietnam has more than 100,000 sex workers, many of whom have to work more than 12 hours a day, the Vietnamese chapter of the International Labor Organization (ILO) said Friday, citing its statistics.

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lundi 22 août 2016

Bicycle parade promotes LGBT rights in Vietnam

Hundreds of people on Sunday took part in a colourful bicycle parade through the streets of Hanoi in support of LGBT rights as the country marked its fifth annual Viet Pride event.

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mercredi 22 juin 2016

Vietnam’s city setting up club to help sex workers

A club for women at high risk of falling into prostitution will be set up in Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City to apprise the women about labor laws and test them for sexually transmitted disease, a city official said.

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mercredi 13 avril 2016

Will Vietnam legalize prostitution ?

Vietnam debates the issue — unthinkable a decade ago in a country dominated by Confucianism.

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dimanche 3 avril 2016

Child sex abuse at alarming rate in Vietnam

The number of child sex abuse cases in Vietnam has been increasing at an alarming rate in recent years, making experts scratch their heads over the cause as well as suitable penalties for offenders.

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jeudi 3 mars 2016

In Vietnam, an unlikely haven for gays - and a lucrative market

If it had been in business a decade ago, Nguyen Anh Thuan's restaurant would have been a target for late-night police raids to arrest lawbreakers and stamp out "social evils".

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lundi 18 janvier 2016

Gay weddings planned as Vietnam marriage law is repealed

Vietnam taking the lead in gay rights in Southeast Asia by abolishing a ban on same-sex marriage has medical doctor Thuan Nguyen planning a wedding ceremony with his boyfriend of two years.

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vendredi 25 décembre 2015

Women worker reproductive health spending an investment

At labour-intensive manufacturing firms that depend mostly on women workers, employees' sexual and reproductive health issues have an impact on cost, productivity, workers' loyalty, and labour relations, experts have said.

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jeudi 24 décembre 2015

25-year-old crowned at Vietnam’s first transgender beauty pageant

A transwoman from southern Vietnam was crowned on Tuesday at Vietnam’s first-ever beauty pageant for transgender people.

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mercredi 2 décembre 2015

Vietnam: positive step for transgender rights

On November 24, 2015, the Vietnamese National Assembly approved a bill to legalize sex reassignment surgery and to introduce the right to legal gender recognition for transgender people who have undergone such surgery.

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mardi 3 février 2015

The 71-year-old mother who fights for gay rights in Vietnam

All heads turned when she took the stage at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City last week to promote support for gays and lesbians.

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samedi 31 janvier 2015

With De Mai Tinh 2, has Vietnam finally embraced gay film-making ?

The slapstick comedy has broken box-office records in Vietnam, but LGBT campaigners are protesting against its flamboyantly camp central character

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jeudi 8 janvier 2015

Vietnam abolishes same-sex marriage ban, taking lead in gay rights

Vietnam taking the lead in gay rights in Southeast Asia by abolishing a ban on same-sex marriage has medical doctor Thuan Nguyen planning a wedding ceremony with his boyfriend of two years.

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samedi 20 décembre 2014

Vietnam will never legalize sex work

Vietnam will not see prostitution as a legitimate profession but the country will take cautious measures to combat it to protect human rights, a deputy prime minister has affirmed in response to suggestions that sex work should be legalized.

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mardi 16 décembre 2014

Sex education from church and state sends mixed messages in Vietnam

As church activists hand out information on ‘safe sex days’ to students, Vietnam’s high abortion rate suggests a need for accurate contraception advice

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vendredi 21 novembre 2014

Vietnam teens eager for sex, ignorant about ovaries

Eighth graders at a school in Ho Chi Minh City told a visiting sex education instructor that they're more interested in having sex than getting to know their partner.

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jeudi 23 octobre 2014

Vietnam hub to move karaoke parlors out of residential areas

More than nine years after stopping issue of fresh licenses for karaoke parlors and dancing clubs, Ho Chi Minh City is now planning to move existing ones out of residential areas or have them switch to other businesses in an effort to check prostitution.

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lundi 22 septembre 2014

Vietnam debates sex work: ‘social evil’ or legitimate job ?

HANOI – For Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced “rehabilitation,” but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude towards the world’s oldest profession.

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mardi 12 août 2014

Vietnam to issue stricter fines for pimps, patrons

The social affairs ministry has called for stricter fines against pimps and patrons in an effort to stem a surge of prostitution that followed the abolition of compulsory rehabilitation centers for sex workers last year.

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dimanche 3 août 2014

Vietnam hosts third gay pride parade as attitudes soften

Around 300 activists led a colourful parade through Hanoi on Sunday in the nation's largest ever gay pride event, as communist Vietnam shows signs of increasing tolerance of sexual difference.

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jeudi 17 juillet 2014

Vietnam to celebrate 3rd annual Viet Pride festival and ride in August

Hanoi will host its signature LGBTI pride bicycle ride 3 August for the third year in a row and organizers are hoping to see double the number of participants this year

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mardi 3 juin 2014

Vietnam prolongs LGBT discrimination

The government has blocked legislation that would provide equal protection for Vietnam’s LGBT community.

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vendredi 18 avril 2014

Leading the way: Vietnam’s push for gay rights

Ngan and Huong have been together for 10 years. Although both are originally from the countryside, each moved to the more liberal Ho Chi Minh City for university. It was here, over an iced coffee between lectures, that they first met.

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