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Thursday, December 3, 2020
Tags: Law on Gender Equality
Vietnam developed a sound legal framework to promote gender equality: UN expert Vietnam developed a sound legal framework to promote gender equality: UN expert
The United Nations Population Fund Country Office in Vietnam has recently rendered technical support to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in preparing a review report of 10 years of implementing the Law on Gender Equality of Vietnam. On this occasion, Naomi Kitahara, UNFPA Representative in Vietnam, grants Vietnam Law & Legal Forum magazine an interview on the results achieved in Vietnam’s gender equality work as well as things that should be improved in the future.
10-year implementation of Law on Gender Equality reviewed 10-year implementation of Law on Gender Equality reviewed
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) co-hosted an event on September 24 to release the independent Review of Ten Years of Implementing the Law on Gender Equality.
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.
Revision of Criminal Procedure Code: guaranteeing rights of women in criminal justice Revision of Criminal Procedure Code: guaranteeing rights of women in criminal justice
The criminal justice will apply a “soft mechanism” to women held in custody, accused and brought to trial, thus protecting their rights in a special manner in the spirit of the Constitution.
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.
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.
Legal system developments in 2004-09 Legal system developments in 2004-09
The past six years saw Vietnam’s admission to the World Trade Organization as its 150th member, 10 years of ASEAN membership, and nearly 25 years of national renewal. This period has marked an important turning point in the process of building and improving market institutions for international integration and cooperation.
Measures to ensure gender equality Measures to ensure gender equality
Measures to ensure gender equality are specified in a draft decree detailing a number of articles of the Law on Gender Equality, which is now put up for public comment.
Spate of new laws take effect this month Spate of new laws take effect this month
July 1 marks the effective date of eleven laws, which were passed on November 29, 2006, by the National Assembly.
Eleven laws come into force this month Eleven laws come into force this month
July 1 marks the effective date of eleven laws, which were passed on November 29, 2006, by the National Assembly.

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