The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) has held a workshop on the establishment of a gender equality coordination center, to serve as a model organization promoting equality between men and women.
VOV.VN - June 28 is observed as Vietnam Family Day. The Vietnamese culture has always valued the family as the setting in which to nurture and develop the personality of each individual and as the foundation for social development.
Vietnamese Prime Minster Nguyen Xuan Phuc on June 26 chaired an ASEAN Leaders' Special Session on Women’s Empowerment in the Digital Age as part of the 36th ASEAN Summit.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on June 25 adopted Resolution 2529 on reappointing the prosecutor and reviewing the two-year operation of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT).
VOV.VN - The World Bank Group and the Australian Government have agreed to extend their strategic partnership in Vietnam, committing a further AUD5 million to support Vietnam’s economic recovery and protect the most vulnerable from the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam’s population quality has significantly improved during the past 10 years with improved education level and healthcare, especially maternal and child health, experts agreed at a conference held in Hanoi on December 26.
The Consulate General of Canada in HCM City has launched a competition where Vietnamese students will have a chance to lead the team at the Canadian Consulate and do activities in the name of the Consul General for one day.
More than 80 experts from governmental agencies, domestic and international organizations, and academia attended “The launching workshop on the review of the National Strategy on Gender Equality and the development of the new National Strategy on Gender Equality 2021-2030” in Hanoi on December 6.
VOV.VN - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, UN Women, and the Australian Embassy in Hanoi on December 6 opened a workshop to review Vietnam’s 10 year implementation of the national strategy on gender equality and to plan its strategy for the next decade.
International experts, scholars and organisations gathered at a workshop held by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) on November 7 to discuss how to use Information Communications Technology (ICT) to promote gender equality and empowerment of women.
The Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AusCham) organised a seminar on October 22 to seek measures to enhance economic empowerment of women and promote gender equality.
Providing ethnic women with startup skills is a positive way to expand women’s empowerment and embed gender equality, heard a forum held by the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE) and Canadian non-profit organisation Artistri Sud in Hanoi on October 21.
Vietnam has recorded gender equality achievements in political and economic sectors since the Law on Gender Equality took effect.
Vietnam has created 1.5-1.6 million new jobs each year since 2011, 48 percent of which are generated for women.
It is necessary to further promote public awareness of women’s empowerment, especially their political participation, although the percentage of women in Vietnam’s parliament is currently higher than the global average, said a minister.
The revised Labour Code is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly for approval this month. However, major changes to the law are still under discussion in an attempt to ensure gender equality and enhance the development of female workers.
Raising public awareness of gender equality as well as improving status of women and girls are considered as keys to reduce the unbalanced sex ratio at birth, said Deputy General Director of the General Office for Population - Family Planning Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan on October 8.
Gender responsive budgeting was the main topic of a workshop held by the National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Hanoi on September 17.
A conference took place in Hanoi on September 11 to collect social opinions on the revised Labour Code draft from the angle of gender equality.
The publication of the guidelines “Gender responsive budgeting in the verification and monitoring of the budget implementation of the People’s Council” was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on July 23.