Gender equality to be included in textbooks

The initiative “Gender Equality and Girls’ Education in Vietnam: Empowering girls and women towards a more equal society” was launched in Hanoi on October 28.
 
The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and UNESCO launched the initiative in the period 2016-2020 aiming to ensure gender equality in curriculum and textbook reforms, train education managers and policymakers, and design new teaching and learning materials. 

To implement the initiative, the Ministry and the international organization together work out a plan for gender equality  designed under the consultation of experts and those who pay attention to the education sector.
 
The major purpose of the initiative is to offer opportunities for women and teenager girls, especially those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable to access to high quality education. It also supports coordination between parents and the community to help schools create a favorable environment for students to practice what they have learned.
 
In addition, millions of teachers and students of all grades in the country will access to gender knowledge. Schools, families and the community should help them to apply the knowledge in the reality.
 
At the launching ceremony, Nguyen Thi Nghia, education deputy minister, asserted that the initiative of gender equality would be top priorities during comprehensive reforms of education and training and the ministry has been pushing up fundamental and comprehensive reforms in education and training.

By Bich Quyen – Translated by Anh Quan

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