Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 5 Gender equality

Engaging men in preventing violence against women, children

The White Ribbon Breakfast was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 24 to encourage the participation of men and the community as a whole in preventing violence and sexual harassment against women and children, particularly in the context of COVID-19.According to a national ...

Paying greater attention to high-quality female workforce

The Presidium of the Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee recently held conferences to issue comments on the various topics of the draft documents of the 13th National Party Congress, with a focus on the building of a high-quality female workforce so that women can take ...

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 ...

Enabling livelihood changes

Thanks to the support of domestic and international organisations, the local authorities, as well as encouraging family members, many ethnic minority women in the northern mountainous regions of Vietnam have overcome the shadow of traditional gender roles to create happier lives.Many reasons hinder the emancipation ...

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Netherlands-funded project helps promote Women’s economic empowerment

A conference to review the results of the project “Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises” (EOWE) was jointly organised by the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Vietnam (SNV) in Hanoi on October 12.As part of the “Funding Leadership and Opportunities ...

Gender roles in family key to improving equality

Việt Nam has made many achievements in gender development and many gender-related issues in Việt Nam are still being improved. However, current gender roles in Vietnamese families are still unequal, which can be detrimental to women.This statement was made by Trần Quang Tiến, director of ...

Forum seeks to improve social work in support of gender-based violence victims

A forum on social work to support victims of gender-based violence took place in HCM City on October 8.Co-organised by the HCM City Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and Department of Health, Vietnam Women’s Academy and UN Women, the event saw the participation ...

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 ...

WB report outlines increase in Vietnam's human capital index 2020

Vietnam’s human capital index 2020 is higher than average for the East Asia & Pacific region and lower-middle income countries, although the stunted rate among children reached up to 25%, according to the World Bank.This information comes following the release of the World Bank’s 2020 ...

Report highlights effect of COVID-19 on vulnerable households, companies

COVID-19 has had a serious impact on vulnerable households, especially those of ethnic minority groups, those with members working in the non-official sector, or those with immigrants, according to a report released at a conference in Hanoi on July 23.Jointly prepared by the UNDP, UN Women, ...

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