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Founder and Director

Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS)

Khuat Thu Hong, is the founder and Director of the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS), an independent research organization in Hanoi, Vietnam. She has a B.A. in psychology in 1984 and a Ph.D. in sociology in 1997. Before founding ISDS, Hong worked for the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences for sixteen years and for UNDP for 14 months. Her major fields of studies include gender, sexuality, and social inclusion. Since 2017, Hong is chairing Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response Network in Viet Nam (GBVNet). Hong is also well-known social activist and gender advocates. She is a regular guest of national and international television and radio.

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