(VOVworld) – Developing healthcare services and promoting gender equality for ethnic groups topped the agenda of a seminar held by the Ministry of Health and the Asian Development Bank in Da Nang city. Thursday’s seminar provided the Party and State policies and guidelines for supervision and planning for these issues.
The seminar took place as part of a project to develop healthcare in the south-central coastal area, launched by the Ministry of Health and the Asian Development Bank in 2009. The 80-million-USD initiative has upgraded facilities and medical equipment at 70 clinics of 8 provinces in the region and trained health practitioners, especially at the hamlet level, to improve primary healthcare quality in mountain areas.
Recently, thanks to special attention from the Party and State, Vietnam has obtained significant achievements in gender equality and women's emancipation. However, reality shows that the gender gap and discrimination still exists in society and family. To enhance gender equality and create conditions for women to participate in State and social management activities, the Law on Gender Equality was drafted and made public to garner people's opinions. The Law Drafting Board has collected more than 1.3 million opinions, revised the draft document and submitted revisions to the current session of the National Assembly. Bui Thi Kim, director of the Support…... [read more]
The progress of women’s empowerment and realization of gender equality through the lens of the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) over the past 10 years in Vietnam was reviewed on April 19 at a national forum held by Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). On 18 December 1979, CEDAW was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It entered into force as an international treaty on 3 September 1981 after the twentieth country had ratified it. Among the…... [read more]
Viet A Group Holdings Company is well-known in Vietnam not only for its position in domestic and international markets as a diversified business group with 17 subsidiary companies, 7 factories and 4 representatives abroad and employing over 2,000 people with turnover of approximately US$100 million in 2007, but it also lays on the image of the women leader Md. Pham Thi Loan, President & CEO, the member of the Vietnam National Assembly, representing for Hanoi Capital City. She is considered a typical and leading woman in the gender equality in Vietnam. Over a decade, she has built Viet A with…... [read more]
The government has allocated VND955 billion (US$46.4 million) for a five-year national program to narrow the gender gap and empower women in a number of sectors. A female worker in Ho Chi Minh City. Tackling domestic violence remains an uphill task for Vietnam, experts say. The National Program on Gender Equality 2011-2015 period comprises of five projects to raise public awareness of gender equality issues and heighten women's status in the sectors most prone to gender inequality. One of the five projects will assist women seeking jobs and starting businesses. The same project will also build 10 day care centers…... [read more]
PANO – The Vietnam Women’s Union and UN Women on October 6th opened a forum in Hanoi to discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment. Themed "Women, Peace, and Development," the forum aims to share information and experience in implementing women’s movements and promote understanding, solidarity, friendship and cooperation among women worldwide for the targets of "Equality, Development and Peace" outlined at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing (China) and reaffirmed in the recent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The forum is also a chance for Vietnam to introduce to the world the land and people, especially women, of Vietnam,…... [read more]
Ensuring gender equality in employment, job promotion, vocational training, and social sponsorship and dialogues was high on the agenda of a seminar in Hanoi on September 13-14. The seminar was jointly organised by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Office in Vietnam to collect suggestions for the draft Law on Gender Equality scheduled to be submitted to the National Assembly for approval at its next session. Participants put forth specific proposals to raise public awareness of gender equality and to increase dialogues and consensus among parties involved in policy making and activity…... [read more]
(VOVworld)- Villages of Co Tu ethnic minority people in Ta Bhing village, Nam Giang district, Quang Nam province, have become a popular tourist destination in recent years. Traditional Guol houses, bamboo bridges, brocade weaving products and the Song Thanh Nature Reserves attract a lot of tourists. With assistance from a community-based tourism development project funded by the Foundation for International Development Relief of Japan, Co Tu ethnic minority people in Bhing village have joined the tourism business. 30 Japanese tourists have arrived at Giang wharf and are being welcomed by 10 local tour guides, who are young Co Tu locals.…... [read more]
Youngsters dance to promote gender equality (Illustrative image. Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and relevant agencies need to set out specific targets and breakthrough measures to bring all-aspect equality to women in the new period. Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai made the statement at a workshop hosted by the VWU in Hanoi on August 4. She suggested pushing ahead with institutional reform and mainstreaming gender into law-building. After 10 years of implementing the Politburo’s Resolution No.11-NQ/TW on women-related affairs in the period of…... [read more]
A national-level conference was held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 7 to deliberate measures to promote gender equality policies in ethnic minority-inhabited areas for 2016-2020. Jointly organised by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the Government Committee for Ethnic Affairs, and the Vietnamese Women's Union, the event offered a chance for delegates to share experiences in carrying out programmes and policies on gender equality promotion and empowerment of ethnic women in 2011-2015, and discuss priorities and orientations for the next five years. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister-Deputy Head of…... [read more]
Vietnam and Australia sign an agreement on gender equality (Source: dangcongsan.vn) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam's Centre for Gender Studies and Women's Leadership (GeLead) and the Australian government-funded Vietnam-Australia Human Resource DevelopmentPartnership (Aus4Skills) signed an agreement on promoting gender equality in Hanoi on September 7. Addressing the signing ceremony, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Le Quoc Ly, said the two sides have agreed on cooperation in training and research, developing curricula on gender-based leadership and management and other activities. Gender-based leadership and management training will be included in an advanced political …... [read more]