More than US$1.9 million will be earmarked for the implementation of 43 gender equality activities under the 2010 Vietnam-UN joint action programme, according to a seminar jointly held by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in Hanoi on Dec. 21
Ha Noi, 21 December, 2009 – Pursuant to the Law on Gender Equality, the Government of Viet Nam has recently approved a National Programme of Action to 2020 to support the empowerment and advancement of women in the current period of accelerating industrialization and modernization of the country. This document codifies the government’s commitments to eliminate gender inequalities, and reinforces the recognition of women’s significant contributions to socio-economic development and poverty eradication.
The Government has issued a seven-point programme for advancing women during the country’s national industrialisation and modernisation process in an effort to turn Vietnam into a regional leader in gender equality issues by 2020.
Increasing female parliamentarians’ role in legislation is an important goal of all nations, which has been included in the working agenda of the ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) for the past years, says a senior Vietnamese legislator.