A number of activities have been taking place across Vietnam in response to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25) and Human Rights Day (December 10).
Women are more reluctant to report incidents of sexual assault against them and seek support than physical violence, Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha told a workshop in Hanoi on December 5.
The United Nations (UN) in Vietnam on March 21 launched a study on the criminal justice system response to sexual violence in Thailand and Vietnam, shedding new light on discrimination against rape victims.
In contrast to popular opinion that women and girls can protect themselves by avoiding strangers or unsafe places frequented by criminals, statistics show that 73% of assaults on women are committed by acquaintances, and 10% are fathers or stepfathers of victims.
Vietnam condemns the killing of and violence against children, including sexual violence, the recruitment and use of child soldiers, acts of abduction and attacks targeting schools and hospitals.
Nearly 60% of married women in Vietnam have suffered physical or sexual abuse at least once in their life, according to figures released by a new campaign to stop violence against women.
ASEAN is committed to joining efforts to ensure the elimination of sexual violence and enhance the role of women in peace processes and international and regional security, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, has said.
(VOV) - Ambassador Le Hoai Trung, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations has delivered a key-note speech on April 25 at a UN Security Council (UNSC) open discussion on women, peace and security.
A campaign calling for an end to violence against women was launched in Hanoi on November 22.