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Strategic Plan

ISDS believes that generating and sharing knowledge, through research, information sharing, capacity building and advocating for social causes identified and understood from doing research and working with grass-root, will plays important part in realizing these above mission and goals. As such, each area of work is a unique combination of all these four interrelated activities. […]

Who we are

The Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) is a Vietnamese non-profit, non-governmental organization registered under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA). The Institute was established on May 27th 2002 by the Decision 468/TC-LHH of VUSTA. It enjoys a national reputation based on the quality of its work and its commitment to apply academic […]

Are children being taken care properly and comprehensively?

On the occasion of International Children’s Day 1/6/2019, two experts from the Institute of Social Development Studies (ISDS) shared their concerns about whether children have been taken care of and investing for properly and comprehensively? Will the children be happy by only being given a lot of money and food? Is it still appropriate to […]

Need a separate decree on sexual harassment

“In the long term, I want the issue of sexual harassment to be included in the criminal code just like other countries” said Dr. Khuat Thu Hong in a VTV interview regarding the # 200K case.  

Consequences from legal gaps in the handling of child sexual abuse

The below video is the interview of Dr. Khuat Thu Hong, Director of the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS), on VTV’s Today Issues about child sexual abuse at some schools.  

“Not now then when” campaign on VTV1

On April 4, 2019, VTV1 spent 7 minutes on the Today Issues program to cover the story of “Not now, then when” – a campaign made by GBVNet calling the community to sign a petition, which proposed the National Assembly to adjust the laws to protect people, especially women and children from sexual violence.  

Is the school still a safe place for children?

This is the main content of the talk between Dr. Khuat Thu Hong, Director of the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS), and the News Messenger Television on March 18, 2019.