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Ten Vietnamese companies have received the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards in recognition of their policies and practices to advance gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community.
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Essential equipment worth VND 483 million (USD 21,200) has been donated to the Vietnamese organization Peace House, for their helplines and shelters for survivors of human trafficking and violence against women. The donation, funded under the UN Women-UNODC joint programme on Enhancing Women’s Role in Law Enforcement and Border Security to Prevent Trafficking in Person and Transnational Crimes was ceremonially handed over by UN Women last week.
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[Press release] The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), with financial support from the Embassy of Ireland in Viet Nam, and in coordination with the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (ILSSA-MOLISA), and the Department of Ethnic Minority Affairs - Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) has launched two reports on “Figures on Ethnic Minority Women and Men in Viet Nam 2015-2019” and “Policy Brief: Gender issues in ethnic minority areas in Viet Nam.” The launch is organised in celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August.
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UN Women Indonesia, in partnership with the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, and Indonesia’s National Commission on Violence Against Women convened a National Workshop with the National Human Rights Mechanisms on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Women’s Human Rights on...
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Viet Nam’s efforts and commitment to strengthen its legislative framework on gender equality and women’s rights were highly recognized during the 61st session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (the Committee) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Committee is a body of independent experts that monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women...
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Executive Board Bureau of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, begins a field visit to Viet Nam today to enhance the Bureau members’ understanding of the extent and ways in which UN-Women cooperates with the Government of Viet Nam in achieving gender equality and...
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Leaders from a number of different groups of women living with HIV gathered in Ha Noi last week to participate in a training workshop “Know and claim your rights through CEDAW reporting framework” and highlight the challenges women living with HIV face in fully exercising their rights.
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In Viet Nam, Yen Tran, 38, and her fellow law-makers are having a hard time understanding how to take gender differences into consideration when drafting or revising laws.
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The importance of gender equality in achieving progress for all was stressed today at a key policy dialogue held by the United Nations and Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to mark International Women’s Day.
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Viet Nam has made tremendous strides in developing its legal system since committing to a rule-of-law state in 1991 and adopting a judicial reform policy in 2005. These reforms, along with the passage of the 2006 Law on Gender Equality (GE Law), firmly illustrate the Government’s commitment to building a just and democratic legal system which addresses the needs of all Vietnamese citizens.
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The Viet Nam Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) organized a workshop to promote the rights of women and children in ASEAN by advancing the work of key women and child’s rights protection body of Southeast Asia.
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Opening remarks by Roberta Clarke, Regional Director, UN Women, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and Representative in Thailand, during UN Women ACWC Regional Consultation Workshop Danang, Vietnam
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HA NOI, 5 July 2012 – UN Women with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Viet Nam jointly organized two capacity building workshops on international migration law and international human rights instruments with key government counterparts and UN agencies to promote UN Women’s central role working collaboratively to ensure a more coherent UN system response to advance gender equality.