Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation established by the Decision 468/TC-LHH dated 27th May 2002 of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). Until now, ISDS has been recognized as one of the leading reputable research institutes in Viet Nam for its high-quality research and appliance of social […]
On February 7, 2020, 1,000 activated carbon cloth face masks were distributed to more than 500 patients and their families at the Vietnam National Blood Center. This is one of the activities of #ISDS to support the prevention of the COVID-19 epidemic.
On the occasion of the 18th anniversary of its founding (May 27, 2002 – May 27, 2020), #ISDS would like to express sincere thanks to the partners, donors, organizations and individuals, who have supported and accompanied # ISDS throughout the years. Your valuable support and cooperation have helped #ISDS to achieve its ideal of promoting […]
From its earliest years, ISDS has been pioneering unique studies of gender, sexuality and sexual health in Vietnam. Two most notable studies are a qualitative inquiry on social construction of sexuality in Vietnam in 2003; and a national survey on sexuality and sexual health in 2009.
ISDS’s promoting social inclusion activities are to improve the capacity of CBOs of people living with HIV, men who have sex with men, drug users and sex workers within the Global Fund project, which ISDS has been implementing since the second half of 2011. The main purpose is to empower those groups to protect their rights, support them to participate more effectively into the national HIV prevention programs as well as social inclusion.
Men and Masculinities in a Globalising Viet Nam was conducted by the Institute for Social Development Studies, funded by NAFOSTED and Investing in Women, as an effort to provide scientific evidence for a better understanding of men in Viet Nam for the development of more comprehensive policies and programmes promoting gender equality. A total of […]
The proceeding “Transnational marriage migration of Vietnamese women to East Asia – Toward a multi-dimensional view” includes papers presented at the workshop which was jointly organized by the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) and the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in July 2011. The proceeding is bilingual and has 91 pages. The proceeding includes 3 parts: […]
In March 2016, The Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS), published a new report: “Social factors Determining Gender Inequality in Vietnam”. This research study conducted by the Institute for Social Development Studies between 2012 to 2015 with support from The Ford Foundation, Oxfam Novib, and the Australian Government. The study includes a nationally representative survey […]