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 ...

Minh Nga

Ethnic minorities contribute to review of historic women’s rights

On July 11, the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) and UN Women held a consultation workshop in support of Viet Nam’s review of the report on the 25-year implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and invited ethnic minorities to share their perspective. The ...

Promoting women’s role in green economy key to sustainable development

With the aim of honouring creativity, sharing practical experiences of Vietnamese businesswomen and promoting the role of women in the green economy, the Vietnam Women’s Union with support of UN Women organised the forum to discuss the role of women in green economy.Delegates at the ...

Trung Hung

Workshop talks safe space for women, children

Vietnam should consider ratifying international commitments on the elimination of violence against migrant women, Elisa Fernandez, head of the UN Women’s Office in Vietnam, has said. Speaking at a workshop on the safe space for women and children in Hanoi on June 24, the UN official ...

Việt Nam makes strides to ensure gender equality

Việt Nam had made progress in ensuring gender equality, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Đào Ngọc Dung said on the sidelines of the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which is taking place in New York from ...

VNS Reporter

Solutions to end sexual harassment against women, girls in public

The White Ribbon Breakfast 2018 and safe orange bus journey were launched in Ho Chi Minh City on November 28 in response to the Action Month for Gender Equality and prevention of gender-based violence and the 16-day global campaign on ending violence against women and ...

VNA Reporter

Joint initiative in Hanoi to make internet more gender equal

The Swedish Embassy, UNDP, UN Women, civil society organisations, business community and local media are cooperating with Wikimedia to highlight achievements of women from Vietnam on the occasion of the National Women’s Day (20 October). With the initiative, the organisers want to increase the number ...

UNDP

Businesswomen still face obstacles in Vietnam

Vietnamese women have greater interest in business than those in other countries in the region, but they have encountered a host of challenges along the path to leadership, heard a forum held in HCMC on July 10 on training female entrepreneurs to acquire leadership and ...

Hung Le

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