Constructions of gender in Vietnam: In pursuit of the ‘Three Criteria’

  title={Constructions of gender in Vietnam: In pursuit of the ‘Three Criteria’},
  author={Sidney Ruth Schuler and Hoang Tu Anh and Vu Song Ha and Tran Hung Minh and Bui Thi Thanh Mai and Pham Vu Thien},
  journal={Culture, Health \& Sexuality},
  pages={383 - 394}
Vietnam has advanced far beyond most other developing countries and, indeed, surpasses many developed countries in adopting a legal framework based on gender equality, and in creating institutions and programmes to support women's advancement. Inegalitarian gender norms have also persisted, however. The Vietnam Women's Union promotes women's educational, political and economic advancement but simultaneously exhorts women to pay attention to their Confucian role of maintaining family hierarchy… 

The Vietnam Women’s Union and the Contradictions of a Socialist Gender Regime

  • L. Hoang
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • 2019
ABSTRACT Vietnam’s transition from a centrally planned economy to a “socialist market economy under state guidance” since the late 1980s has provided women with unprecedented opportunities. Their

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Gender Ideology on Marriage in Contemporary Vietnam

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Gender relations and social media: a grounded theory inquiry of young Vietnamese women’s self-presentations on Facebook

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Gender in development discourses of civil society organizations and Mekong hydropower dams

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Women continue to aspire for leadership positions in all spheres of governance in both the public and private sector. However even in the modern society women are still facing challenges in their

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  • T. G.
  • Philosophy
  • 1934
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