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The project works across the Mekong subregion, namely in Thailand and Viet Nam, where the concept of SD-GRP is still in the nascent stages of development. Despite regional and national initiatives prioritising the financial inclusion of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), there is currently a limited amount of gender-sensitive data available to promote SD-GRP practices and policies in the project’s geographical focus areas.  
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The report has been written by the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Viet Nam (UN Women) while Viet Nam is rushing to complete the ‘Master Plan on Socio-economic Development of Ethnic Minorities and Mountainous Areas 2021-2030’. This study also confirms that positive changes in public administration reform, such as the one-stop-shop mechanism, digital public services, and infrastructure improvements are necessary
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This report has been conducted during the first year of the ‘Master Plan on Socio-economic Development of Ethnic Minorities and Mountainous Areas 2021-2030’ and compiled by the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Viet Nam (UN Women).
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The UN Women Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards is the first regional awards initiative that recognizes companies who are taking action for gender equality in the region aligned to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), with the ultimate objective to make good practices visible and encourage more business to take action by joining the WEPs.
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This document will focus on examining the impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minority groups in Viet Nam, especially ethnic minority women. It will also analyze the implementation efficiency of direct cash transfer and social protection policies for ethnic minority groups from a gender equality lens. The document will propose policy recommendations towards the development and implementation of supporting policies and programmes in emergency situations to ensure gender responsiveness.
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The Safe and Fair Project, in particular, focuses on addressing the needs of women especially women migrant workers and women in informal employment in this policy document while advocacy interventions of the G20 project target other marginalized groups such as people with disabilities and ethnic minority groups. The interventions on gender equality, gender and labour migration are in line with Viet Nam’s commitments on these issues through ratification of International Labour Standards, UN CEDAW and at ASEAN level (ASEAN Consensus, ASEAN Declaration on Ending violence against women among others).
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This report collects evidence and analyzes the gendered impacts of climate change in the key adaptation and mitigation sectors of Viet Nam. It was prepared in a partnership between ISPONRE, UNEP, and UN Women and aims to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Viet Nam to implement its climate goals in an inclusive and gender-responsive manner. The report shares information on the status of gender mainstreaming in climate-related policies and identifies areas for further improvements in terms of policy-making, institutional capacity building, as well as coordination and research.
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Effective coordination and referrals are essential to respond to the needs of women migrant workers subject to violence. Safe and Fair has created a regional service directory for this purpose. The service directory enables referrals of women, including women migrant workers survivors of violence, by sharing information on available violence against women (VAW) specialized service providers across the region.
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The aim of this report is to provide insights for employers concerning the immediate impact of the crisis on the private sector. These findings will assist employers looking to better support their workforce during the next stage of the crisis period.
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The independent report was developed by a group of 20 Vietnamese young people with technical and financial support from the UN Women Viet Nam Country Office.
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This bulletin features stories, events, announcements, publications and resources as well as updates on the implementation of WeEmpowerAsia programme.
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With financial support from the Government of Ireland, the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs and UN Women commissioned this report on “Figures on Ethnic Minority Women and Men in Viet Nam 2015”. The report presents statistics on ethnic minority women and men in 2015 by topic: (i) population; (ii) access to infrastructure and assets; (iii) employment and income; (iv) education and training; (v) social-cultural affairs; (vi) health and environment...
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Women’s Empowerment Principles: A Practical Guide for Enterprises, wasdeveloped to serve as a toolkit for enterprises to integrate and implement the WEPsin their policies and business activities through which both men and women areequally entitled to decent jobs, career development, training and promotion.
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The discussion paper “Unpaid Care and Domestic Work: Issues and Suggestions for Viet Nam” is developed specifically to help policymakers gain a better understanding of what unpaid care work is and how this affects women’s participation in the social and economic life; and recommend policy measures that would help recognize, reduce and redistribute unpaid care work...
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The research “Female famers and Inclusive Growth in Viet Nam” examines the impact of policies and programmes related to land issues, credit, technology application, infrastructure development, and market access; community socio-economic circumstances; and individual and household characteristics of the agricultural production of female farmers who are rice and orchard producers. The report presents a gender analysis related to agriculture, findings from the qualitative study and...
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As Viet Nam is taking further steps to operationalize the gender equality principles set out in the State Budget Law 2015, this discussion is designed to help policymakers and relevant stakeholders understand the linkages between gender inequalities, tax laws, and tax policy options. Specifically, the paper examines the gender impact of tax laws and tax incentives in Viet Nam, including in relation to personal income taxes, corporate income taxes, consumption taxes such as the Value Added Tax,...
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With the aim to encourage institutions, organizations and individuals in society to pay attention to and use gender statistics, the Department of Gender Equality of the Ministry of the Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and UN Women Viet Nam commissioned Facts and figures on women and men in Viet Nam 2010-2015. This report presents gender statistics covering the 2010-2015 period according to six topics: population, family, education, health, labour and employment, and leadership and management...
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The study “Towards gender equality in Viet Nam: Making inclusive growth work for women” is an ambitious effort to lookat Viet Nam’s economy through a gender lens. Drawing a comprehensive gender-disaggregated statisticalpicture of selected economic sectors, our analysis highlights the unequal distribution of productive resourcesacross different groups of women and men, persisting gender segmentation in the labour market, andgreater vulnerability in female workers’...
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UN Women has developed this publication to bring the key challenges faced by women migrant workers in the low wage sectors of the informal economy within the ASEAN. It is expected that the study will help key labour sending and receiving countries with the ASEAN in developing and implementing national and regional policies that will empower and legally protect women migrant workers.
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UN Women Viet Nam in collaboration with the Department of Overseas Labor (DOLAB) of Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) conducted a Situation Analysis of International Labor Migration on Vietnamese women migrant workers. The study provides an overview of the policy context of international labor migration, gender equality concerns, and analyzes the trends in Vietnamese women’s participation in overseas labor migration, their destinations and occupations, draws on overseas contract employment data provided by DOLAB. The study develops recommendations on designing and implementing gender-responsive policies and suggests role of government agencies and other organization during migration process.