Vietnam engages in dialogue on gender equality

Vietnam participated in a dialogue held at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland on the elimination of discrimination against women and the promotion of gender equality on July 10.

The Committee for the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the delegation of the Government of Vietnam jointly evaluated the implementation of the CEDAW in Vietnam.

Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep, head of the Vietnamese delegation, said Vietnam had made significant achievements in this field.

The country has improved its policies and legal framework; allocated financial resources to the implementation of relevant programmes and action plans; increased international cooperation; and called for the participation of non-governmental and social/political organisations in promoting gender equality and preventing discrimination against women, he said.

Concrete measures are enacted to stop gender prejudice, human trafficking and violence against women and girls, while upholding women’s rights in various fields, such as in education and training, the labour market, healthcare and civil rights, he noted.

The CEDAW Committee approved Vietnam’s combined 7th and 8th periodic report on the national implementation of the convention.

Diep confirmed that Vietnam would consider the committee’s recommendations thoroughly and take appropriate action.

CEDAW is one of the major human rights conventions under the United Nations, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 1979.

Vietnam signed CEDAW in 1980 and ratified it one year later. Since then, the country has been actively implementing the stipulations of the convention as well as completing periodic reports and participating in dialogues with the CEDAW committee.-VNA
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Deck Hero14 12/7/15 21:12

boys or girls, it doesn't matter to me at all

yobro yobro 12/7/15 21:14

Gender Equality is one of UNESCO's two global priorities, with a commitment to promote equality between women and men across the Organization's mandate.

Love Peace 12/7/15 21:17

Vietnamese girls are protected by law and society, and they have fully developed as Vietnamese boys.

Only Solidar 12/7/15 21:19

Gender Equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundaton for the creation of sustainable and peaceful societies.

Pack Cassiopian 12/7/15 21:22

Vietnam is among the most active country to ensure the Gender Equality

MaskOf Zero 12/7/15 21:23

Gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviors, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favored.

Jane smartnic 12/7/15 21:28

Vietnam should do more to improve its ability in creating conditions fairly for everyone to develop, especially in the education sector.

LawrenceSamuels 12/7/15 21:31

Nowadays, there are still many husbands who want boys not girls when the wives give birth to babies.

Gentle Moon 12/7/15 21:34

We need to change the old awareness of the society, that's so hard but it's very important to get to the Gender Equality.

John Smith 12/7/15 21:36

Vietnam's achievements in fostering equality between women and men have helped to change the lives of many Vietnamese people for the better.

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