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.

Two nuns, two churches, with two different paths into the future. Matt Cowan gets a rare view into the often hidden world of the Catholic Church. Photos by Vu Ha Kim Vy and Mike Palumbo

Revellers and partygoers have little idea of the work that goes into putting on a festival. Jesse Meadows goes behind the scenes of this month’s Quest

From a small village populated with adobe houses to one of the wealthiest areas in Hanoi, all in 25 years. Jesse Meadows tracks the rise of Tay Ho

Specialising in all things past, the future of Saigon’s self-styled Antiques Street looks bleak. Words by Matt Cowan. Photos by Bao Zoan

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