Vietnam gears up for Basel Ban Amendment

Vietnam gears up for Basel Ban Amendment

Philippine environmental justice group BAN Toxics together with the Research Centre for Gender, Family, and Environment in Development (CGFED) showed what’s in store in ratifying the Basel Ban Amendment in a consultation workshop held last December 3, 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The workshop highlighted the myths

GENDER – A HIDDEN FACTOR IN THE MINING SECTOR IN VIETNAM

GENDER – A HIDDEN FACTOR IN THE MINING SECTOR IN VIETNAM

“Mining is a technical problem”, “Mining is not related to Gender”, “That is not the field of Women” … Are these opinions true? And how should the understanding under the perspective of development look like? “Gender – a hidden factor in the mining sector in Vietnam“,...

Gender – the blind factor in mining in Vietnam

“Mining is merely technical issue”, “Mining does not involve Gender issue”, “Mining is not the field of women”, etc. Is that right for those considerations? And how should it be interpreted from development perspective?

Women & Children

Women & Children

Women and children are more vulnerable to pesticide exposure. Because children are still developing, their immune system is weaker than in adults, and their ability to detoxify chemicals is limited. Their exposure to pesticides from all pathways, such as food, water, and air, are likely to be higher because they eat more...

Rural women demand food sovereignty as the key to address growing food insecurity

Statement on the 40th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Committee on World Food Security, October 7-12 2013 The Asian Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC) asserts that food sovereignty, or the right of peoples to control

Vietnam Turns Back a ‘Tsunami of Pesticides’

Dennis Normile Convincing Vietnamese rice farmers to use less pesticide came down to letting them see the benefits for themselves. For years, the entomologists at Vietnam’s Southern Regional Plant Protection Center in Long Dinh had tried to sell rice farmers on the benefits of reducing pesticide use—to little...

Toward a non-toxin environment in South East Asia

Vietnam is one of the four countries (Cambodia, China, Vietnam and Laos) which has been chosen to be fieldwork area of “Toward a non-toxin environment in South East Asia” program. To conveniently run the program, under the management of Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN-AP) on project named “Actions...