Vietnam will work closely with the United Nations to ensure gender equality

29/09/2015
                                               Vietnamese women in traditional dress - Ao dai


Women’s rights are human rights. Working towards gender equality and women’s empowerment protects the rights and improves the lives of women and girls, and also has important socio-economic ramifications.
Investing in gender equality and women’s empowerment is the efficient thing to do, in order to ensure that the skills, talents and capacities of the entire population are fully utilized to achieve Vietnam’s development goals.
President Truong Tan Sang attended the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in New York, the US on September 27 (New York time) as part of his sideline activities at the UN Summit. The meeting was hosted by Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Chinese President Xi Jiping.
More than 70 Prime Ministers and Heads of States had attended the meeting. On the same day, the Vietnamese leader also took part in the annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2015, which saw the participation of over 100 State and Government leaders, 14 Nobel Prize winners and a crowd of representatives from world leading companies, charitable foundations and non-governmental organizations.
Addressing the event, the Vietnamese leader highlighted the country’s achievements in building laws, institutions and national strategies on gender equality.
Gender equality has been mainstreamed in every national development program and strategy, he declared.
According to the President, women account for 48.4 percent of the labor force, 24 percent of NA deputies, and 25 percent of entrepreneurs in Vietnam.
He affirmed the country’s strong commitments to prioritizing resources to narrow the gender gap across sectors, while further improving the access of women and girls, especially those in disadvantaged areas, to healthcare service, education, and job.
Vietnam will make every effort to gradually eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, he stressed, stating firmly that the country will join hands with the UN and international community in ensuring the rights to equality and advancement for women worldwide.
 “Vietnam will work closely with the UN and international community in the common effort to ensure the right of equality and promote the advancement of women in the daily life, he said.
Viet Nam has a strong track record of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.  Viet Nam’s efforts are reflected in its legislative framework, which was strengthened with the passage of two laws, the 2006 Law on Gender Equality and the 2007 Law on the Prevention and Control of Domestic Violence. Viet Nam has also taken significant steps to address and reduce gender-based violence, for example, through ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1981 and the 2007 Law on the Prevention and Control if Domestic Violence...
Despite the hardship in economic status, Vietnam is trying to do its best to create favorable conditions and chances for Vietnamese women to develop. Ensuring gender equality is one of the most priorities in Vietnam’s development policies. Vietnamese women are now playing an important role in social reform and improvement. That is big advancement of Vietnam in comparison with other countries even the developed ones./.



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John Smith 30/9/15 20:19

Viet Nam has to improve provision of social protection for women and girls because current policies are not inclusive enough

Gentle Moon 30/9/15 20:20

gender integration has not been incorporated in policies despite several regulations according priority for disadvantaged women.

LawrenceSamuels 30/9/15 20:20

services provided by employment and job training centres as well as businesses were "not gender responsive".

Jane smartnic 30/9/15 20:21

Women are receiving less mandatory social insurance and were particularly adversely affected by lax implementation of regulations punishing social insurance violations by employers.

yobro yobro 30/9/15 20:21

The distribution of basic social services did not sufficiently cover women's and girls' needs, especially in areas with large ethnic minority populations or female migrants, the study found.

Love Peace 30/9/15 20:22

In labour exports, women accounted for just one third of the total

MaskOf Zero 30/9/15 20:23

Viet Nam is highly appreciative and thankful to the United Nations' agencies, including the Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), for their long standing support.

Only Solidar 30/9/15 20:24

The issue of gender equality was clearly stipulated in Viet Nam's Constitution,

Pack Cassiopian 30/9/15 20:24

women's participation in the political system had improved, which is clearly apparent in the rising number of women deputies in the National Assembly and those in high professional positions.

Deck Hero14 30/9/15 20:25

Viet Nam should share its experiences in social security with other countries as it is a matter of national concern.

Elizabeth Green 4/10/15 06:40

In Vietnam, the women work in almost fields and have significant contribution to the country.

Jack Walker 4/10/15 06:45

many senior leaders in the Goverment and Party as well as in the ministries and agencies are women

Dennis White 4/10/15 06:49

in many countries, women often have no those chances, they only work in some little important fields or stay at home to do housework

erica black 4/10/15 06:53

even women are belittled and treated worse unlike in Vietnam

Evans David 4/10/15 15:43

there are still those cases facing some Vietnamese women, but mainly in several rural and mountainous areas where lower knowlege and economic condition.

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