Spouse of Vice President of the Republic of South Africa visits Vietnamese Women's Museum and Vietnamese Women's Academy

Ms. Tran Lan Phuong, Vice President of the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) welcomed Ms. Humile Mashatile, spouse of Vice President of the Republic of South Africa and the delegation to visit the Vietnamese Women's Museum (VWM) on the morning of December 14, in Hanoi.
Ms. Tran Lan Phuong (4th from the left) and Ms. Humile Mashatile (5th from the left) at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum

The VWM is a destination with historical values, displaying diversely tangible and intangible heritages related to Vietnamese women. Here, Ms. Humile Mashatile was introduced about historical documents and artifacts honoring the Vietnamese women’s beauty as well as reflecting the development and change in the role, status and life of Vietnamese women over time. The visit helped the spouse gain a better understanding of the beautiful culture, traditions, costumes, etc. of Vietnamese women through periods. In particular, she expressed her respect for the examples of Vietnamese women in the resistance wars against French colonialists and American imperialists, contributing to Vietnam's glorious victory and national independence.

 Ms. Humile admires unique costumes of ethnic groups in Vietnam

Ms. Humile Mashatile shares her affection in the impression book for visitors to VWM

Within the framework of the working visit to Vietnam, Ms. Humile Mashatile and the delegation also paid a visit the Vietnamese Women's Academy (VWA) on the afternoon of December 13.

At the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Quang Tien, President of the VWA expressed his honor to welcome Ms. Humile Mashatile to the academy. He introduced her the process of formation, development as well as the strategies and goals of VWA. Ms. Humile Mashatile also showed her interest in the area of training, research, fostering at the academy and especially job support for students after graduation, and the academy’s contributions to the social development in general and promoting gender equality in particular.

On this occasion, the spouse showed her appreciation and sent best wishes to the VWA. She hopes that the academy will continuously develop to fulfill its special mission.

Ms. Humile Mashatile (7th from the left)) and Leaders of VWA

Ms. Humile Mashatile visits the traditional room of VWA

Ms. Humile Mashatile commits to strive to ensure more equal opportunities for women

Ms. Humile Mashatile responds to The National Action Month on Gender Equality and Gender-based violence Prevention and Response

Ms. Humile Mashatile and representatives of VMA

Translated by VWU International Relations Dept.