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Saturday, July 4, 2020
Tags: CEDAW
Womens political participation still falls short of target Women’s political participation still falls short of target
Nearly 40 years ago in 1981, Vietnam joined the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Since then, the country has adopted many laws and policies to improve women’s leadership and political participation. This article looks into and proposes solutions for increasing female participation in politics in Vietnam.
Gender equality gets a legal boost Gender equality gets a legal boost
Contents on gender equality as well as women’s and girls’ rights will be incorporated in relevant strategies, programs, plans, schemes and projects of ministries, sectors and localities.
NA Chairman emphasizes gender equality targets NA Chairman emphasizes gender equality targets
The Constitution and the Law on Gender Equality of Vietnam recognized the rights of equality for both male and female citizens in all areas of society.
A new Labor Code: Uncuff or cuff industrial relations? A new Labor Code: Uncuff or cuff industrial relations?
Vietnamese lawmakers are garnering comments on the “last of the last” version of the draft amendment to the Labor Code (the Draft) from stakeholder parties. Business communities are frowning over the “labor reform” that, in their view, has yet been evolving for the better.
Vietnamese legislation on equality for women in marriage and family relations Vietnamese legislation on equality for women in marriage and family relations
With Vietnam being a member of 8 basic international conven tions on human rights, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Vietnamese Party and State have always attached importance to boosting the equal position for women,
Gender gap remains despite strides Gender gap remains despite strides
In Vietnam, women make up 46.6% of the workforce. However, most women work in the informal sector which is not covered by social protection. Furthermore, as more than half of working women are unpaid family workers they receive no direct income. Those women who are paid still receive only around 87% of average male wages.
Program on gender equality promotion Program on gender equality promotion
A USD 6 million program to promote gender equality was signed by the Vietnam Committee for Advancement of Women, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the Canadian International Development Agency in Hanoi on July 21.
Vietnamese legislation on equality for women in marriage and family relations Vietnamese legislation on equality for women in marriage and family relations
In honor of Vietnam’s Women Union’s Founding Anniversary (October 20)

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