Dialogue promotes gender equality in Vietnam

Hanoi (VNA) – A dialogue on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) between young people, the Government and partners took place in Hanoi on November 22.

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The event was organised by the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Vietnam.

At the function, Shoko Ishikawa, Chief Representative of UN Women in Vietnam, said that the country has actively participated in the convention and well-coordinated with UN Women in promoting gender equality and protecting the rights of women and girls.

She stressed that UN Women will continue to help young people organise activities to raise awareness of gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls.

According to Hoang Thi Thu Huyen, deputy head of the Gender Equality Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the Vietnamese Government is actively building an action plan to implement recommendations by the CEDAW Committee.

After getting the Prime Minister approval, the MOLISA will issue documents guiding the implementation of the action plan, she added.

She expressed wish to continue receiving support and experience sharing from UN Women and other international organisations in Vietnam in order to help the country better realise the convention’s contents, especially the making of a mid-term report o­n the implementation of the convention to the CEDAW Committee in 2017.

Participating young people wished that the Government and international organisations will continue creating conditions for them to engage in implementing the convention, contributing to boosting gender equality and the rights of women and girls in Vietnam.

CEDAW was adopted by the UN General Assembly o­n December 18, 1979 and took effect o­n September 3, 1981. To date, 185 countries around the world have ratified and signed the convention. It was adopted by Vietnam in February 1982 and came into force in the country in March 1982.-VNA.

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