Posts By To Kim Lien

Notes from the Field

Youth Challenge Status Quo on Environmental Protection in Vietnam

May 26, 2010

Rapid economic growth generates tremendous stress on the environment, from water and air pollution to depletion of natural resources and mounting garbage. As one of the countries that has enjoyed a high level of economic growth in the past decade, environmental degradation is becoming increasingly visible in Vietnam. Over the last year, we have seen […]

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In Vietnam: A Race to Save the Dying Rivers

October 8, 2008

Over the past few weeks, Vietnam’s dying rivers have been the subject of intense media and public outcry. Reports indicate that Vedan, a Taiwanese company, which produces monosodium glutamate, has inflicted significant environmental damage for over a decade to the Thi Vai River. The Thi Vai River’s destruction has severe consequences. Many Vietnamese are dependent […]

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In Vietnam: Women’s Leadership Essential to an Equal Society

October 17, 2007

In Vietnam, women’s status is determined by a complex interaction of social, family, economic, and cultural factors. In recent years, the Vietnamese government has taken some positive steps to promote gender equality, including supporting policies and programs aimed at increasing women’s participation in public decision-making and political life. While these efforts have been quite successful […]

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