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Vietnam striving to promote women’s economic empowerment

More than 150 delegates from ministries, international organisations, research institutions, business associations, enterprises, and women entrepreneurs nationwide shared experience and called for initiatives and efforts for women’s economic empowerment in Vietnam, at a conference in Hanoi on May 10.The conference “WeEmpowerAsia Journey” was organised by ...

Extra efforts needed to ensure gender equality for ethnic women

With diverse specific actions taken, Vietnam has gained remarkable achievements in promoting gender equality and ensuring the rights of ethnic minority women.Vietnam has developed a fairly progressive national legal framework for gender equality and women’s empowerment, including policies to promote gender equality in the ethnic ...

Gender equality to be included in community’s code of ethics

Under a new decision by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, the village code and convention at every grassroots level in the country will include principles like gender equality in society and family, as well as no gender-based discrimination.The amendment and supplementation to community ethical codes ...

Supporting women in access to social security and welfare policies

More attention should be paid to supporting women in their access to and benefiting from social security and welfare policies, Chairwoman of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) Ha Thi Nga has suggested.To contribute to clarifying this task in the coming time, in particular ensuring equal ...

Vietnam promotes women’s participation in policy-making process

Vietnam targets 60 percent of women holding key positions in the state management agencies by 2025, and the figure is expected to rise to 75 percent by 2030 under a programme recently approved by the Prime Minister.The programme on enhancing equal participation of women in ...

ADB provides training for women-owned SMEs

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has selected MVV Education’s two technologies, Consultant Anywhere and Everlearn, to implement a COVID-19 business counseling and training programme for 500 women-owned small- and medium-sized enterprises (WSMEs) in Vietnam.The programme will focus on providing tools to improve their capacity management capacity and skillsets to ...

Vietnamese men in cities more open to sharing housework with women: report

Younger men in urban areas tend to be more open to negotiating the sharing of housework, to their spouses working outside the home and to making shared large purchase decisions with their partners, a new report on men’s views on gender equality and social expectations shows.The ...

Vietnam’s gender equality work drives initial positive changes: Deputy Minister

Vietnam’s gender equality work has created initial positive changes in the awareness and behaviour of all-level leaders, officials, public servants and the people as a whole, contributing to enhancing the role and status of women in the family as well as in society, Deputy Minister ...

Vietnam now needs to walk the talk on sexual harassment

The amended Labour Code (LC) of Vietnam includes a number of positive and important provisions, including a definition of sexual harassment. These changes were accepted by the National Assembly (NA) on 20 November 2019. The new Labour Code defines sexual harassment in the workplace for ...

Two in three Vietnamese women suffer domestic abuse

A survey found 63 percent of Vietnamese women live with physical, sexual, emotional, economic or behavioral abuse from husbands or partners.The results came from the second national study on violence against women in Vietnam, conducted last year by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social ...

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