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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 ...

Central Vietnam mangrove restoration project wins 2021 Risk Award

A mangrove restoration project that also builds resilience of a disaster-prone coastal community in Thua Thien-Hue Province has won the €100,000 ($118,000) 2021 Risk Award.The project, “Strong roots, strong women: empowering women for community and coastal ecosystem resilience in central Vietnam,” is co-managed by the ...

Nguyen Quy

More than 8,000 ethnic minority women benefit from GREAT programme

More than 8,000 ethnic minority women have enjoyed increased income and 834 new jobs have been created for women in Lào Cai and Sơn La provinces due to the GREAT (Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism) programme supported by the Australian government. At the same ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hoang Oanh

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 ...

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 ...

Microfinance helps rural women start businesses

For years, German’s Federal Ministry of Economic Co-operation and Development, Savings Banks Foundation for International Co-operation have helped the Việt Nam Women’s Association and TYM with microfinance activities.Under a regional project strengthening regional microfinance networks in former Indochina and Myanmar, German helped Tình thương One ...

Workshop looks at boosting gender equality in new-style rural area development

Gender equality should be included in the National Target Programme on New Rural Development as well as new-style rural area building criteria, by mainstreaming gender issues during the implementation of the programme in the years to come, a workshop in Hanoi on June 11 heard.The ...

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