Fulfilling gender equality criteria is significant for Vietnam, especially when the country is integrating deeply into the global economy, said Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai.
Vietnam is taking active and drastic actions to enforce laws and policies on gender equality and achieve sustainable development goals, with a focus on rural areas, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep affirmed.
The second APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE 2) Meeting kicked off in Hue city, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, on September 26 with the aim to continue promoting gender equality and women’s economic participation.
HCM City has obtained significant progress in gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in the last five years, Nguyen Trong Dam, deputy minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said at a conference held on Friday in HCM City.
30 educators in the country have completed a document of gender equality education which will be included in textbooks, said representatives of the Ministry of Education and Training at a meeting yesterday in Hanoi.
According to the Ministry of Health's General Office for Population & Family Planning’s latest statistics, the birth rate has decreased in big cities and among young couples in child-bearing age. Worse, the ratio of boys to girls at birth in Vietnam has increased causing a severe gender imbalance.