Associations in Vietnam

Community Organizing International Organizers Forum

Hanoi The Organizers’ Forum delegation kept hearing about the distinctions between unions, the government, the party, non-profits or NGO’s, and associations, all of which became clearer in our first meeting in Hanoi with the Vietnam Women’s Union, one of the principal associations in the country.  With 20000 staff at different levels and branches at every …

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Hanoi Surprise

Ideas and Issues

Hanoi We arrived here last evening to the acrid smog and smoke of fires in the countryside as rice husks were being burned in piles for kilometers near the airport.  We felt coming into Hanoi like we were on bridges with grades up and down for kilometer after kilometer around water we could  not see …

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