Action month for gender equality, gender-based anti-violence to be launched


A ceremony to launch an action month for gender equality and fight against gender-based violence will take place on November 13 at the Hanoi Opera House.
The event is organized by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, the United Nations in Vietnam and the People’s Committee of Hanoi to carry out the Prime Minister’s decision approving the national action plan on gender equality in 2016-2020.
Vietnam has made tremendous progress on removing the gender gap in the past 20 years, particularly in jobs and health care due to numerous policies and laws on gender equality, said Nguyen Trong Dam, Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs at a press conference on November 9.
However, the gender gap is still prevalent in many fields, he added.
The biggest challenge faced by Vietnam in achieving gender equality is gender-based violence, especially violence against women and female children.
Female children are not only the victims of domestic violence but also human trafficking, sexual abuse and violence from outside the family. A national survey on domestic violence against women and children reported that there was an average of 1,000 cases of girl child sexual abuse every year.
Themed “Joining hands to remove violence against women and girl children”, the month-long campaign, starting from November 15, aims to encourage the involvement of agencies, organizations and people in efforts to ensure gender equality and prevent violence against women and girl children.

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John Smith 11/11/16 20:57

unless the country improves opportunities for women to get decent work and takes steps to reduce women’s roles in unpaid care and domestic work, gender inequality will only increase.

Gentle Moon 11/11/16 20:58

Policies and actions can be targeted to enable everyone to benefit equitably from socio-economic development.

LawrenceSamuels 11/11/16 20:59

Việt Nam’s current economic growth pattern is not giving adequate attention to ensuring women’s right to equally benefit from the growth is being fulfilled. If current policies and priorities are not reviewed and reformed from a gender lens, further economic integration will leave women behind.

Jane smartnic 11/11/16 21:00

Prioritising gender equality should be at the core of the development policy.

yobro yobro 11/11/16 21:01

There are three kinds of inequalities in society. They are inequalities of race, class and gender. But gender inequality is especially significant in a developing society.

Love Peace 11/11/16 21:07

Many people think the battle for gender equality will make women forget their so-called "heavenly mandate" of being a wife and mother. This will result, some claim, in an unstable society.

MaskOf Zero 11/11/16 21:08

The inequality is deeply ingrained in our traditional habits and customs, controlling attitude and behaviour towards women.

Only Solidar 11/11/16 21:09

There are still preferences for male in our society.

Pack Cassiopian 11/11/16 21:10

The law will be a tool to warn those people. However, the law can only be successful if it is understood and propagated, something that needs to happen in remote areas.

Deck Hero14 11/11/16 21:12

Everyone recognises that gender inequality hurts development. Such inequality needs to be stamped out.

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