Two Wheels are Good – Street Vendors in Vietnam

THIS ARTICLE WAS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN BILLY GRAY (HANOI) AND BRIDGET GRIFFIN (HO CHI MINH CITY)  Street vendors on bicycles can be found the length and breadth of Vietnam. We speak to four two-wheeled vendors to find out more about their lives and why they do what they do. Described as Vietnam’s version of the ice-cream truck, people selling a range products from their bicycles … Continue reading Two Wheels are Good – Street Vendors in Vietnam

Killing the Stigma: Dr Oanh

Dr. Khuat Thi Hai Oanh began her career as a doctor before founding the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) in 2010. Her work supporting marginalised communities including victims of HIV/AIDS, drug addiction and the sex trade recently earned her the ‘Vision Award 2016’ from the Hanoi International Women’s Club. Dr Oanh’s work isn’t aimed at giving charity to vulnerable people. Rather, through SCDI … Continue reading Killing the Stigma: Dr Oanh

Front Line of Reform: Pham Chi Lan

Pham chi lan is a high profile figure. During her career she has advised several Prime Ministers on economic and political reform and has played an integral role in some of the nation’s most pivotal moments, including the lifting of the US trade embargo on Vietnam, and the shift towards a more market-based economy. Throughout it all she has gained a reputation for saying things … Continue reading Front Line of Reform: Pham Chi Lan