A rare sight elsewhere in the world, in Vietnam’s booming construction industry women are everywhere. With his camera to hand, Theo Lowenstein went in search of the women helping to build this country. Words by Edward Dalton

Vo Thi Sau, Ba Trieu and Hai Ba Trung? Wonder who they are? Here are their stories and the tales of some of this country’s best known women. Words by Jesse Meadows and Vu Ha Kim Vy

If you’ve seen the man-versus-wife fights on the street, then this is nothing to what can go on behind the scenes. Jesse Meadows looks at how deep-rooted domestic violence is in Vietnam, and what is being done to get rid of it. Photo by Julie Vola

From music to film, art to poetry, we profile five women who’ve found themselves a niche in Vietnam’s arts. Photos by Julie Vola and Mike Palumbo

Vu Ha Kim Vy explains the conflict between the traditional and modern role of women in Vietnam. Photo by Bao Zoan

Women play a key role in Vietnam’s growing economy. Yet it’s a role that is often undervalued. Words by Edward Dalton

How many statues of celebrated women do you see in Europe? It’s a question we posed ourselves and except for those of saints, Joan of Arc and the many representations of Mary Magdalene, we could think up barely a handful.

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