Women’s union urged to continue sterling work

The Vietnam Union of Women should work closely with relevant ministries and agencies to effectively deploy emulation movements focusing on hunger eradication, poverty reduction, job creation, and other social activities to serve the country’s socio-economic development.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made this request during a working session with leaders of the Vietnamese Union of Women (VUW) in Hanoi o­n December 11.


The government leader laid particular emphasis o­n the issue of gender equality, urging VUW chapters at all levels to popularise the Law o­n Gender Equality, raising awareness among both women and men, in order to put an end to domestic violence.


“During the revolutionary process, our Party and State have always paid due attention to gender equality, which is reflected clearly in every family, locality and sector,” he stressed.


However, to attain the target of full gender equality, the VUW should work harder in disadvantaged, remote and ethnic minority-inhabited areas, PM Dung said.


The PM also praised the union for its performance and success in emulation movements in the past year, particularly its efforts to support its members in poverty reduction, vocational training and gaining employment.


VUW’s President Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa revealed that the union, in co-ordination with the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, had helped almost 60,000 women to receive vocational training and assisted 60,500 people in gaining stable employment.