Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 5 Gender equality

Vietnam promotes gender mainstreaming in climate change policies

Gender mainstreaming in climate change policies is crucial to promoting gender equality in Vietnam, according to Deputy Director of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) Nguyen Trung Thang.At a workshop held in Hanoi on April 28, Thang said that ...

Autonomy important for women’s empowerment towards gender equality

Autonomy and self-determination is important for women to be empowered and help them progress towards gender equality, according to a report released by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on April 22. For the first time, a UN report focuses on the topic of bodily autonomy: ...

Trung Hung

UNFPA, Norwegian Government support Vietnam in ending gender biased sex selection

The Norwegian Government and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) have reaffirmed their strong commitment to cooperating with and supporting Vietnam at the national and sub-national levels in ending gender-biased sex selection (GBSS), for a brighter future for the next generation of Vietnamese.The joint affirmation was ...

More women in informal sector in Q1: GSO

The third COVID-19 resurgence has weakened the labour market recovery momentum gained in the second half of 2020 and forced many labourers, particularly women, to shift to informal employment, according to the latest report by the General Statistics Office (GSO).It is probably because women are ...

Directory of agencies supporting survivors of gender-based violence, abuse debuts

A directory listing organisations and agencies offering support for women and child survivors of gender-based violence and abuse in Vietnam, the first of its kind, has been launched.The release of the directory is an effort by the MoLISA and UN Women within a joint project ...

WB helps close data gaps in gender policymaking

The World Bank on March 26 signed an AU$740,000 grant with the State Bank of Viet Nam through the Second Australia-World Bank Group Strategic Partnership to support the implementation of a nationwide time-use survey that aims to help close data gaps in gender policymaking.Conducted by ...

Thuy Dung

Gender equality in the workplace needed for business breakthroughs: Expert

Gender equality at the workplace needs to be recognized as one of the drivers of long-term growth and breakthroughs for businesses, especially as Vietnam has a high proportion of women in the labor market, according to Nguyen Quang Vinh, General Secretary of the Vietnam Chamber ...

Việt Nam issues new national strategy on gender equality

Việt Nam expects to see women holding key leadership positions in 60 percent of state management agencies and local administrations at all levels by 2025 and 75 percent by 2030. The target was set in the National Strategy on Gender Equality for the 2021-30 period ...

First national forum held on engaging men in promoting gender equality

A national forum on “Engaging Men and Boys in the Promotion of Gender Equality and the Elimination of Gender-based Violence” was held for the first time in Hanoi with 200 delegates participating both online and in person.The forum was jointly held by UN Women in ...

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 ...

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