In the past, a Land use certificate (LUC) granted to a household was typically written with the name of the head of the family as the household reppreventative instead of names of both spouses. in most cases, husbands are the heads of families and only their names are written in the LUCs. This to some extent negatively influences women's equity in terms of their rights and benefits as land users. Also, women have a less decisive voice in land related matters in their families.
HA NOI, July 21 , 2005 - The UNIFEM CEDAW South East Asia Program (SEAP) is organizing a multi-stakeholder workshop in Vietnam with the objective of raising awareness about the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and women's human rights. The workshop takes place on 21 - 22 July at Thang Loi hotel, Hanoi.
In order to open the forum for sharing and exchange ideas on policy, law and gender equality practices in the field of economics, and to support the Drafting Law Committee and the working group of Gender Equality Law getting more information, both practical and theoretical for analyzing and building appropriate and feasible regulations for Gender equality, in the field of economics, the Central Vietnam Women’s Union organized the Workshop “Development of legislative regulations on gender equality in field of economics” on the 6th and 7th of June.
In the Morning of June 30th., the Women’s Union in Ho Chi Minh City and the Committee for the Advancement of Women of Ho Chi Minh City organized a workshop to contribute comments and ideas for the draft of Gender Equality Law. Other participants included representatives from the National Assembly Members Delegation, City branches, City units and services, social-study Centers and female scientists.
The topic of World Population Day on the 11th July of this yearwas “Gender Equality”, Vietnam is making good progress: 92% of school age girls are going to school and mother and infant mortality rate is going down.