Ho Chi Minh City has created jobs for 1.2 million female workers, reducing the unemployment rate to 5 percent.
|98 percent girls have opportunity to go to schools|
This was announced in a meeting to review the achievements of the national strategy for the advancement of women in 2001-2010. As per the strategy, achievements such as reduced unemployment of female workers are monitored.
Moreover, the city has established a hunger elimination and poverty-fighting fund of VND2.100billion (over US$100 million) for helping one million women establish their own businesses. Thanks to the government support, more than 19,300 households are now deleted from below the poverty line status.
The city is also conducting a literacy program for women under 40, providing training to over 1,000 female staff and supporting education for 98 percent girls to schools and ensuring healthcare for women. More women have participated in government programs since 2001.
The meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City with participation of Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, member of Communist Party of Central Committee and Deputy Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee; Hua Ngoc Thuan, Vice chairman of HCMC People's Committee cum head of Department of Women’s Progress and many representatives of relevant agencies.