Thua Thien Hue Women’s Union: the seventh Executive Committee Meeting (8th term)

On December, 2008 Women’s Union of Thua Thien Hue province held the seventh annual Executive Committee meeting to review the women’s movement, Women’s Union’s activities in 2008 and activities plan for 2009.

In 2008, the Provincial Women’s Union set out and completed many of the proposed tasks. They have effectively implemented the patriotic emulation movement and six key tasks. They had movement to practice following Uncle Ho’s example such as “saving rice jar” and “bamboo box saving”. At first, the Women’s Union was able to save 75 million VND and use it to give out interests free loans to poor women. They also were able to build 40 Affection shelters worth 192 million VND.


The Women’s Union at all level in the province was able to organize 245 training courses related to law and policies for 7,828 WU’s carders and 124,162 WU members. They were able to mobilized nearly 230 million VND for the of “Saving Day for poor-women”, giving loans for 2,093 women as well as support for poor, disabled, single women with over 29,000 work days, 290,000 seed, 47,000 animal-race, 6,213 rice jars. The total of loan managed by the Women’s Union is now estimated around 503 billion VND for 99,000 households. This is an increase of 36.6% compared to the last year. They were also able to introduce 235 women candidates to the party.


In 2009, Thua Thien Hue of the Women’s Union will be directing all levels to organize midterm meeting and competitions for Excellent Presidents at the grass root level. The WU wants to continue to mobilize the patriotic movement from province to village levels such as team, group. As well as implementing the six key tasks of the Women’s Union.


At the Review meeting, leaders of the provincial Women’s Union awarded the Merit Medal for the “Development of Women in Vietnam to 11 women as well as certificates of Merit to 33 collectives, 34 individuals who have had valuable contributions to WU’s activities and the women’s movement in 2008.

Translated by VWU’s Int’l Relations Dept.