The Asian Law Caucus (ALC), a nonprofit legal services organization, will be hosting two free legal clinics for the Vietnamese community in San Jose on November 13 and San Francisco on November 15. The clinics will be specifically addressing workers' rights issues. Please come by if you are have any questions about labor, employment, unfair wages, discrimination in the work … [Read more...] about Free Legal Clinic For Low-Income Vietnamese Hosted By Asian Law Caucus
Some truly surprising news about Vietnam broke over the weekend: Once a country that condemned homosexuality as a "social evil" alongside drugs and prostitution, Vietnam is now considering legalizing same-sex marriage. The Wall Street Journal also reports that Vietnam will hold its first gay pride parade in Hanoi on August 5. The announcement that Vietnam may amend its current … [Read more...] about Vietnam May Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
We all know Vietnamese women are tough. This week in Vancouver, Washington, two teenage boys learned that the hard way. Priscilla Dang, 23, was going for a jog when two teenage boys rode up on a bike next to her. One boy rode ahead and the other snuck behind Dang and groped her bottom. Dang responded by pushing one of the teenagers to the ground and making him apologize. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Woman, Priscilla Dang, Beats Down Perverted Teens
Want to light up a cigarette in public? Not anymore, say lawmakers in Vietnam. Yesterday, it was confirmed that Vietnam has passed a law banning smoking in all public places. The law also prohibits tobacco advertising and bans the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18. The law is set to go into effect in May 2013. High tobacco use is certainly an issue in … [Read more...] about Health Brief: No More Public Smoking in Vietnam
The Global Peace Index, an initiative of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), recently released the 2012 Global Peace rankings. The Index compares 158 countries according to their "absence of violence" across 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators (see below). This year, Vietnam came in 34th, putting it in the first tier of the world's most peaceful countries. … [Read more...] about How peaceful is Vietnam, anyway?