UN Joint Programme on Gender Equality - Factsheet
Viet Nam has a long history of promoting gender equality. It is a signatory to human rights conventions guaranteeing equality between men and women, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It also has a National Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women and has mainstreamed gender into the Socio-economic Development Plan.
In 2006, the National Assembly passed the Gender Equality Law and in 2007 the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control was passed. MOLISA is designated as the State management agency responsible for gender equality and MOCST is the State management agency responsible for the prevention and control of domestic violence.