Intellectual Women’s Association debuts

Vietnamese women marked their international day o­n March 8 with the establishment of the Intellectual Women’s Association, in the interest of women’s advancement and gender equality.

Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan was elected as honorary President of the association.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan hailed the association as a springboard for Vietnamese women intellectuals to promote their potential and creativity.

He called o­n the association to play the role of an information channel, raising their opinions and recommendations o­n national development issues, especially those related to women and families, citing the project o­n sustainable development of Vietnamese families.

He also urged them to contribute to the policy-making process to boost women’s advancement and gender equality, especially intellectual women.

Prof. Dr Pham Thi Tran Chau was elected as the association’s President.

Its first Congress passed the Resolution for the first office term from 2011-2016, highlighting the role as a bridge to unite the brigade of intellectual women and increase their contributions to national socio-economic development./.