Democratic Voice of Vietnam

A Vietnam-Focused Civil Society Hub




Be a part of our latest civil society action: the #NOTAGONGO campaign

Learn about the GONGO (Government Organized Non-Governmental Organization) problem in ASEAN and join the campaign to make ACSC/APF a safe and inclusive space for independent civil society. Visit or #NOTAGONGO Q&A page to learn all about GONGOs and  in the ACSC/APF.

View our freedom of religion or belief campaign hub

Learn about Vietnam's new draft law on religion, religious persecution in Vietnam, and see what independent religious communities, CSOs, and international organizations are doing to work towards freedom of religion or belief for Vietnam.

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  • Thursday, November 26, 2015
  • - VIETNAM - 26 November 2015 On 3 November 2015 a diverse collection of international, regional, and local organizations, both religious and secular, released a joint statement of concern regarding Vietnam’s draft law on religion prior to the law’s debate in the National Assembly. Since the joint statement’s initial release, additional organizations, including ASEAN Parliamentarians for […]

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • - Vietnam – 17 November 2015 A collection of independent civil society organizations (CSOs) issued a joint statement to the ASEAN Civil Society Conference / ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF), to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 17-19, raising concerns over an undemocratic process that excludes independent civil society organizations from Vietnam. “There is no […]

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2015
  • - Rights organizations call for comprehensive revision of Vietnamese government’s draft law on religion Bangkok, November 3, 2015 Citing a series of inconsistencies with international law protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief,  27  organizations, including international NGOs and regional civil society organizations today issued a joint statement criticizing Vietnam’s draft law on religion […]