Vietnam Women's Union and women nationwide actively participate in election activities

In order to increase the percentage of women elected to the National Assembly and the People's Councils for the 2021-2026 term, the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) has early directed its whole system on election work.
The Party Central Committee Member and VWU President Ha Thi Nga at the polling area. Photo: T.S.

WUs at all levels have reviewed and introduced 376 qualified women in various fields to the Committee on National Assembly deputies for consideration and 109 of 376 women recommended by WUs were selected to be candidates for the 15th National Assembly Election.

To support the female candidates, the VWU has provided capacity building training for them. "According to a quick report, by May 10, the WUs at all levels had organized over 800 training courses with the participation of more than 55,500 female candidates" - VWU Vice President Bui Thi Hoa shared.

In particular, the VWU has guided the WUs at all levels to support the election in accordance with its functions and tasks; promote communication and mobilize members, women and people to exercise their citizens' rights and responsibilities to vote; raise public awareness on gender equality, and encourage voting for qualified female candidates to increase women’s representation in elected bodies.

WUs at all levels have organized more than 63,000 communication campaigns reaching out to more than 3.2 million people and distributed 250,000 election communication products to WUs at grassroot level.

In the atmosphere of the National Election Day, on the morning of May 23, women across the country excitedly went to vote to elect deputies to the 15th National Assembly and the People's Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 term.

Here are some beautiful pictures of women voting at polling stations across the country:

VWU Vice President Bui Thi Hoa casts her vote

VWU Vice President Bui Thi Hoa holds VWU’s election communication fan targeting “30% of the elected deputies being women”

Female voters from Ha Nhi Ethnic Group in Lai Chau are excited to vote. Photo: VNA

Ms. Pham Yen Linh (18 years old) votes for the first time

Women in Ninh Binh province wear Áo dài (national long dress), masks and excitedly go to the polling stations.

The weather in Hanoi is quite hot, but female voters still actively go to vote. Photo: Kieu Trang

Women in Thu Duc City serve as election workers. Photo: Pham Thuong

Ms. Tho Thi Tho in Cha Lang village, Huu Khuong (Nghe An), 108 years old this year, casts the vote by herself. Photo: Dinh Tuan

Thanh Hoa’s army women go to vote.

Voters in Si Pa Phin commune, Nam Po district (Dien Bien province) excitedly hold their ballots in their hands. Photo: VOV

Voters of Suoi Boc, Yen Ninh commune, Phu Luong district, Thai Nguyen province come to the polling station. Photo: Thai Nguyen Newspaper

Female voters from Cham Ethnic Group in An Giang go to the polls. Photo: An Giang Newspaper

Son La’s women go to the polls.

Ethnic minority women in Ha Giang view the list of candidates.

 Ethnic minority women in Gia Lai exercise their citizenship.

Members and women of Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang city wear Áo dài and strictly follow epidemic prevention measures when voting.

 Medical staffs in Bac Giang (currently COVID-19 epicenter) go to the polls

WU staffs at the polling station in Tien Tien commune, Hai Duong city

 Voting in Thanh Hoa city takes place in the atmosphere of preventing the Covid-19 epidemic

Thai Binh’s women are excited to vote


Translated by VWU International Relations Department