Vietnam is striving to raise the rate of female officers in the country's peacekeeping force to 20% by 2025, Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen Hoang Xuan Chien told a conference in Hanoi on October 19.
On the morning of October 19, the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) organized a program to praise 293 outstanding Presidents of Grassroots WUs in 2023 at the Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Labor Cultural Palace. With the theme "October Flowers", the program honors the VWU's grassroots staff who have been strongly committed to VWU work and the women's movement nationwide.
The exhibition is under the "17 Faces of Action" initiative of the UNOG director general Tatiana Valovaya. The initiative targets to recognise and encourage women around the world to actively contribute to socio-economic development, promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievements.
Unilever Vietnam, Sunlight, and the Vietnam Women’s Union held a ceremony on October 14 to honour winners of the “Women Do Business” programme 2023 and respond to the “Women’s creative start-ups and green transformation” programme 2024.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thap, or Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tot by real name, was born on October 10, 1908. She came from a poor farmer family with a patriotic tradition in Long Hung commune, Chau Thanh district, Tien Giang province. She got married at the age of 17 at the request of her father. The marriage did not work out, she left her child at the husband’s and came back home. Since then, she joined the Revolution with the youthful enthusiasm.
Since 2004, Muong ethnic woman Dinh Thi Kieu Dung has held numerous free classes on Muong ethic culture to local children in Bo Town, Kim Boi District, Hoa Binh Province, contributing to inspiring their love for their ethnic culture.
The Vietnam Women's Museum, in collaboration with the Women's Club with Cultural Heritage and the Vietnam Ao Dai Heritage Club, held a ceremony in Hanoi on August 24 to receive a portrait of female general Nguyen Thi Dinh (1920-1992) made from lotus leaves.
Over the past time, Vietnam has sent many female peacekeepers to U.N. peacekeeping missions. The female Vietnamese “blue berets” have wholeheartedly tried their best to accomplish their international service, leaving deep impressions on international friends and locals.