First District Women’s Congress for 2021-2026 term held

The Women's Congress of Phu Ninh district, Phu Tho province is the first pilot Women’s Congress at district level for the 2021-2026 term in the country that took place on the morning of March 24. VWU Vice President Tran Thi Huong attended and delivered remarks at the Congress together with 152 delegates, representing more than 23,000 women members in the district.
VWU Vice President Tran Thi Huong (on the right) presents flowers to the Congress

Over the past 5 years, the Women's Union of Phu Ninh district has effectively implemented the VWU’s work and women's movement in the district. As a result, It exceeded 10/10 targets set in the resolution of the 2016-2021 Women’s Congress. The emulation movement, campaigns, breakthroughs and key activities have been widely implemented from district to grassroots levels, inspiring the whole community.

During the term, the VWU at all levels in collaboration with the Social Policy Bank, TYM Fund, Poor Women's Fund well managed over VND 100 billion from and provide credits to nearly 4,000 households for production development. As a result, nearly 600 households have escaped from poverty, thus contributing to lowing down of the district’s poverty rate to 2.1%. The roles and responsibilities of women in political, economic and social areas have been increasingly obviously affirmed. Women’s representation in in the Party Committee for the 2020-2025 term in the People's Council for the 2016-2021 term is 26%, and  35.7% respectively, higher than the average of the whole province.

With the theme "Phu Ninh women promote the tradition of solidarity, democracy, innovation and creativity, building a strong Women’s Union, contributing to building a new-style rural area and sustainable socio-economic development", in its new term, the Women's Union of Phu Ninh district will focus on the application of information technology in its activities; renewal of contents and methods of operation, building strong women’s groups and union.

The Congress elected the 20th Executive Committee of Phu Ninh District Women's Union, 2021-2026 term, comprising 27 members and elected 14 delegates to attend the provincial Women’s Congress.

 Delegates at the Congress

Translated by VWU International Relations Department