“Activists in Vietnam should concentrate on the people’s daily needs” – Duong Gia Nguyen

– What accounts for your participation in the training program of VOICE? I strongly believe that democracy is not just simply mechanism, structure and law. But it should be entrenched in the behavior and habit of everyone. Therefore, education is an unavoidable step in democratization.

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What did VOICE accomplish in 2017 and 2018?

See the pictures below that highlight what we achieved in the past two years, from four main activities: Training, Civil Society, Advocacy and Refugee Resettlement.
We achieved this not only by the efforts of VOICE members but also through the support of volunteers, VOICE affiliates, partners and especially our enthusiastic supporters in Vietnam and around the world. Thank you to all of you who have made this success possible!

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Lawyer Trinh Hoi had a conversation with Mr. Lars Rise, a former Norwegian congressman about the civil society situation in Vietnam.

In the framework of a fundraising drive and advocating for human rights in Vietnam in 2018, in Norway, we had a meeting with Mr. Lars Rise. He is a former Norwegian congressman who had an important contribution in advocating for Vietnamese refugees and those who remain stateless in…

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Anna Nguyen: It is much more intelligent to try, rather than not to try.

The following article is the sharing of Anna Nguyen, VOICE’s Director of Programs, on the occasion of the trip to advocate the human rights of the Vietnamese delegation in Europe. —– “Surely, in the light of history, it is more intelligent to hope rather…

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VOICE in conjunction with other NGOs submitted contributions to the Universal Periodic Review

On July 12, 2018, VOICE in conjunction with CIVICUS, Human Rights Foundation, VOICE Vietnam, and the Civil Society Forum submitted contributions to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This report draws attention to the human rights violations occurring in Vietnam with particular focus on…

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Học bổng Xã hội Dân sự VOICE lần thứ 8

VOICE trân trọng thông báo về HỌC BỔNG XÃ HỘI DÂN SỰ – ĐỢT 2, 2018. Học bổng Xã hội Dân sự của VOICE bắt đầu chính thức từ năm 2011, đã trao cơ…

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Lawyer Hoi Trinh: I am from Vietnam

Lawyer Trinh Hoi, the Executive Director of VOICE, spoke in the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship in 2017. In his speech, he talked about his journey to become human rights defender in Vietnam. His journey is that of a young boy who always tried to forget his damaged and…

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Học bổng Xã hội Dân sự VOICE lần thứ 7

Bạn quan tâm tới các vấn đề quyền con người ở Việt Nam? Bạn muốn đóng góp vào sự thay đổi tích cực của cộng đồng? Bạn muốn trở thành một nhà hoạt động xã hội và lập dự án riêng của mình? Hãy đến với Học bổng…

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Nhà hoạt động trẻ Lê Hồng Phong “Tôi chọn là người tự do”

Phỏng vấn Lê Hồng Phong, đang theo học các khóa về xã hội dân sự tại Phi Luật Tân. Phong là một trong những thành viên của nhóm Thức Followers, vận động cho chương trình có tên “Bầu Cử Tự Do Và Quyền Tự Quyết Cho Dân Tộc…

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Mùa hè không yên ả – Cuộc đàn áp người bất đồng chính kiến lớn nhất trong nhiều năm qua – The Guardian

At least 11 activists have been arrested, charged or convicted over the past few months, while another was stripped of his citizenship and deported to France Ho Thi Chau, 25, was left alone and blacklisted after her husband was returned to jail for “attempting…

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Amnesty International: Viet Nam: activists held incommunicado may face life in prison

URGENT ACTION ACTIVISTS HELD INCOMMUNICADO MAY FACE LIFE IN PRISON Three Vietnamese activists, Trương Minh Đức, Nguyễn Trung Tôn, and Phạm Văn Trội, are being held incommunicado at B14 prison in Hà Nội after their arrests on 30 July 2017. They have a range of pre-existing health conditions…

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The Washington Post: Apparent crackdown in Vietnam on social media, but many users undeterred

Vietnamese activist Anh Chi searches the Internet at Tu Do (Freedom) cafe in Hanoi. REUTERS/Kham (Kham/Reuters) By Vincent Bevins HANOI — The police in ­communist-led Vietnam have been cracking down especially hard on free expression over social media for the past few months.

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Kết thúc Học bổng ngắn hạn lần 1 năm 2017 chủ đề Tự do biểu đạt

Khóa đào tạo về Xã hội dân sự của VOICE được tổ chức từ 18 – 24/06/2017 đã kết thúc tốt đẹp với sự tham gia của 15 bạn trẻ từ Việt Nam. Vì những yếu tố như có một xã hội dân sự…

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Civil society across Asia is flowering but fragile

The proliferation of civil society organizations (CSOs) throughout Asia is having a significant impact on relations between the state and citizens, on the institutions of the state and on prevailing norms and values. At a recent conference organized by Akihiro Ogawa, professor of Japanese studies at the University…

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UNDP Engagement With Civil Society

UNDP seeks to engage with civil society to promote the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Engagement with civil society is critical to national ownership of development processes, democratic governance, and the quality and relevance of official development programmes. Given the growing role and influence of civil society in development,…

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