Seminar highlights support for women in digital transformation

VOV.VN - Women require greater support to improve their capacity and to practically participate in and make effective contributions to digital transformation, heard a seminar held on October 18 in Hanoi.

Ha Thi Nga, president of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU), said over recent years, the VWU has launched a broad array of activities aimed at assisting women in digital transformation and international integration.

Women have therefore been equipped with greater IT skills through training and have received support in accessing e-commerce platforms, she added.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu stated that, apart from opportunities, digital transformation has also presented various numerous challenges, especially to women. This includes changes in traditional working methods, pressure of labour movement, risks of unemployment and social inequality, and an increasingly-widening gender gap.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will therefore continue its co-ordination with the VWU and localities in a bid to contribute to the implementation of the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs), promote gender equality, and empower women, the Deputy Minister said.

During the seminar, participants shared information, initiatives, and experience, as well as both specific and practical measures aimed at raising women’s capacity in international integration and digital transformation, especially as the country moves into the new normal.