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The Ho Chi Minh City Peace Culture Day

Saturday, 13 October 2018

The Ho Chi Minh City Peace Culture Day

Harsh truths make people sad because of constant wars; bombs and bullets keep exploding somewhere around the world. There remain thousands of people living in anxiety, thousands of children living in poverty everyday…Fortunately, we are luckier than many people; we are living in peace, we do not see the misery. However, there is violence happening somewhere. To promote peace for all, the Ho...

“One World for All” Event in Quy Nhon Engineering College

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

“One World for All” Event in Quy Nhon Engineering College

The event was held on 10 October 2018 with the participation of 300 students at Quy Nhon College of Engineering and Technology College. The event aimed to help students understand the difficulties that students with disabilities encounter when approaching education and integrating the community. Additionally, they will see the positive image of people with disabilities who are optimistic, fresh, full...

Book Debut - “From Enemies to Partners: Vietnam, the U.S. and Agent Orange”

Friday, 05 October 2018

Book Debut - “From Enemies to Partners: Vietnam, the U.S. and Agent Orange”

The issue of Dioxin and its handling is a sensitive topic, which is difficult to get a consensus between Vietnam and The United States since the end of the war. This matter persisted even after the normalisation of relationships between the two countries. However, the efforts of the two governments over the past ten years have progressively improved the situation in this regard. This is also the main...

TEAMWORK has made the impossible possible!

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

TEAMWORK has made the impossible possible!

To continue the chain of capacity building, DRD organised the training on "teamwork skills" on 25-26/09/2018 for 27 people with disabilities who are leaders and members of clubs of people with disabilities in Quy Nhon. This activity is part of the project "Access for All" funded by the United States Agency for International Development - USAID Vietnam.
 The training course helped the leaders and m...

Raising the public’s awareness of disability, equality and inclusion

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Raising the public’s awareness of disability, equality and inclusion

The training on "Equality and Inclusion for Parents of Persons with Disabilities (PWD)" was held for Youth Union’s members in Tay Ninh on the 13th and 14th of September 2018.  The training helped participants to get right about disability included: -    Disability and Handicap -    Recent popular models to support PWD -    PWD’s rights -   ...

Another construction has been renovating to make it accessible to people with disabilities

Wednesday, 05 September 2018

Another construction has been renovating to make it accessible to people with disabilities

At the beginning of September 2018, the Management Board of Victory Hotel in Tay Ninh Province sent Disability Research and Development Center (DRD) some of the initial photos shown the considerable effort in renovating the building to make it accessible to people with disabilities. This has also been the first achievement of members of Clubs of people with disabilities in Tay Ninh Province since they...

A new plan, a new start

Saturday, 25 August 2018

A new plan, a new start

The 3-day training on "club planning skills" for the executive board of PWDs was held at DRD office in Binh Dinh from 23 to 25 August 2018. The training course aims to assist the Executive Board in making a strategic plan, implementation plan and financial plan for the period 2018 - 2020. At the end of the training, participants learned from experiences in developing a strategic plan based on the...

Training on Law and Policy on persons with disabilities

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Training on Law and Policy on persons with disabilities

What is the disability? How does the Vietnamese Law on Disability address issues related to defining disability, medical and healthcare, education, vocational training, employment, recreation, housing, accessibility, social welfare, and so on? These are the issues discussed and shared in the workshop on "Law and Policy on People with Disabilities" held from 30 to 31/7/2018 in Tay Ninh. This is an...

Ph.D Vo Thi Hoang Yen - The journey to the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Ph.D Vo Thi Hoang Yen - The journey to the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Ph.D Vo Thi Hoang Yen Vietnam is one of the fastest rising economies in Southeast Asia. As in other newly-emergent economies, social services have sadly not kept pace with impressive economic growth. A social concern that is inadequately addressed involves the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs). In recent years, government has enacted legislation for PWD protection and support services but...

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