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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 ...

New scheme to help end gender-biased sex selection

A new programme dealing with gender-biased sex selection and harmful practices in Vietnam will be carried out from 2020 to 2022, the UN Population Fund and the Norwegian Government announced on April 10.It aims to help the Government adopt policy frameworks, laws, and schemes to ...

ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ retreat discuss 2020 plan

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh on Friday presided over a retreat of foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries (AMM Retreat), with the participation of the foreign ministers and the bloc’s Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi.This was ...

Vietnam builds new national strategy on gender equality

More than 80 experts from governmental agencies, domestic and international organizations, and academia attended “The launching workshop on the review of the National Strategy on Gender Equality and the development of the new National Strategy on Gender Equality 2021-2030” in Hanoi on December 6.Vietnam is ...

Vietnamese enterprises raise awareness about SDGs

Many Vietnamese enterprises lack understanding about sustainable development goals (SDGs) and are not applying them to their business, Tran Thi Lan Anh, deputy general secretary of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said at the forum “Responsible Business Forum – Vietnam” held in Ho ...

Seminar seeks measures to promote women’s economic empowerment

The Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AusCham) organised a seminar on October 22 to seek measures to enhance economic empowerment of women and promote gender equality.The Consul General pointed out that in Vietnam, women earn, on ...

Better awareness of women’s political participation needed: minister

At a conference reviewing the 10-year implementation of the Law on Gender Equality held in Hanoi on October 17, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung noted an important change over the past years is that there has been an observable improvement in men’s ...

Ethnic minority women need more support

Women from ethnic minority groups still face limited access to beneficial development policies, a conference in Hà Nội heard on Monday. The workshop was held to discuss challenges and solutions to promote the development of ethnic women with the aim of leaving no one behind.Nguyễn Thị Mai Hoa from the National ...

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 ...

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