This single colleague of mine is approaching 40, and so people have been telling her that she should have a child so she will have someone "to take care of her when she gets old." Having known her for more than a decade, I don't really understand why she chose to be single. But I have witnessed two stages in her life. When she was about to turn 30, her parents often urged her to get married. By the time she entered her 30s, her relatives also urged her to get married, but as her choices were getting more limited, their suggestion to "just get married" was just empty advice. My colleague once took a leave of absence to go back to her hometown for a few days. When she went back to work, she giggled and said that her parents had forced her to go back to meet a guy six years older than her, who was divorced. And now, 10 years later, her relatives and friends give some new advice: "It's okay to have children without a husband." In other words, they will persuade her to become a … [Read more...] about Why are women being pushed into becoming single moms?
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The programme is part of the global healthcare company’s commitment to further its global sustainability priority of innovating for access and affordability in health. Abbott’s announcement of the India project took place on Nov 23, just two weeks after the US healthcare company had risen for the first time in Vietnam to lead the list of Top 100 “Vietnam - Best Place to Work 2022”, an award to honour its diverse and innovative working environment. The latest commitment to the India project, its award in Vietnam, where Abbott has been operating for nearly three decades, along with the company’s technology breakthroughs and products, are all dedicated to cracking healthcare challenges, thereby serving people in more than 160 countries to lead healthier, better lives. “Physical and mental health is the foundation for peaceful, sustainable societies,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the World Health Summit in October, adding that all people need inclusive, impartial and … [Read more...] about Abbott leads healthcare transformation for sustainability
Respecting gender equality and diversity can be understood as expanding opportunities for women and other disadvantaged groups, empowering them to access resources such as land, capital, education, and health, as well as improving the voice of women in the political system. Better gender policies for sustainable human resources At the level of organisations and corporations, equality and diversity will lead to more effective management and leadership, helping the company better understand the needs of customers and thereby help profit growth. The participation of more members in the leadership team will help the company better control risks and ensure financial stability. From a political perspective, promoting gender equality and diversity will support economic development and achieve other social goals such as poverty reduction and hunger eradication and environmental protection. However, in order to create an equal environment and respect for diversity in … [Read more...] about Better gender policies for sustainable human resources
To celebrate its 10 th anniversary, multi-category platform for secondhand in Greater Southeast Asia Carousell Group released the Carousell Recommerce Index (10 th Anniversary Edition), revealing the sustainability impact its collective community has made buying and selling secondhand items. Launched in Vietnam in 2013, Cho Tot is the leading Re-commerce platform in Vietnam with more than 10 million monthly users buying and selling in 60 categories Re-commerce refers to the selling and buying of previously-owned products, including both new and used in condition. The report covers data from nine of Carousell Group's brands across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan markets — Carousell, Cho Tot, Laku6, Mudah.my, OneKyat, One Shift, Ox Luxe, Ox Street, and Refash. Since its inception in 2012 as a mobile-first app to make selling and buying underutilised items easier, Carousell has grown from a C2C classifieds marketplace into a multi-category platform for secondhand … [Read more...] about Carousell Group and Cho Tot reveals impact of secondhand market
The three-day event, which is co-organized by the Vietnam Tourism Association and the municipal People’s Committee, Department of Tourism and Tourism Association, aims to boost tourism recovery post COVID-19 and lure international travelers to the country. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Doan Van Viet said since March 15, Vietnam's tourism industry has been gradually recovering with many positive signals. The country has so far has served 2.7 million international visitors and nearly 100 million domestic holidaymakers. The total tourism revenue has reached over 457 trillion VND (19 billion USD). With its role as the economic center of the central region, Da Nang is one of the bright spot in the country in terms of tourism. It is one of the three important domestic tourist attractions. The official said the event will create a chance for travel firms and localities in the central region and the country as a whole to update … [Read more...] about Vietnam International Travel Mart kicks off in Da Nang
Consumers are instructed how to distinguish genuine goods and counterfeit goods They made the warning at a seminar on "Application of digital transformation in the prevention and combat of counterfeiting" held by the Representative Office of the National Office of Intellectual Property in Ho Chi Minh City in coordination with Vina CHG Company and the Vietnam Invention Association. At the seminar, leaders of competent agencies warned of sophisticatedly-made fake stamps, QR codes, and packaging of various brands of anti-counterfeiting genuine ones that have been rampant in the market. Mr. Tran Van Dung, Deputy Director of the Operations Department of the General Department of Market Surveillance, acknowledged that counterfeit goods are a burden to society. Many best-selling items including clothes, shoes, and food in the market are counterfeited. The end of the year is also the time when counterfeit goods and commercial fraud are rampantly sold especially on social networks. … [Read more...] about Competent agencies warn of rampant fake stamps, QR codes, packaging