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Vietnamese women suffer less discrimination than ASEAN, world averages

Gender-based discrimination in Vietnamese social institutions was rated at low levels, lower than the Southeast Asian and world averages, according to the recent report from OECD’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI).

More employers push for gender equity at workplace: report

More employers are actively promoting gender equity through progressive policies, upskilling programs, and flexible work arrangements, according to a ManpowerGroup analysis.

Strongly implement socio-economic policies to improve gender equality

It is necessary to strongly implement socio-economic policies aimed at improving gender equality, enhancing the status of women in society, and gradually overcoming the ideology of "respecting men and looking down on women".

Support for female workers in informal economy drives gender equity

People in the informal waste-collection workforce play an important role in the segregation and collection of plastic waste in Vietnam, driving the Government’s goal of a waste-free environment. Most of these workers are women.

Gender stereotypes changing in Vietnam: UNFPA Representative

According to the UNFPA Representative, Vietnam is a signatory to international instruments on gender equality, women’s rights, and women’s empowerment.

Nearly 63% of Vietnamese women victims of domestic violence

Nearly 63% of Vietnamese women have suffered at least one form of physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or behavioral control violence from their husbands in their lifetime

Gender equality to be included in community’s code of ethics

Gender equality will be added into village codes and conventions – the code of ethics developed by the community that has long played an important role in managing social relations in the community in Vietnam.

First overall report on gender equality situation in Vietnam released

Country Gender Equality Profile Vietnam 2021 (CGEP), the first comprehensive report on the gender equality situation in Vietnam, was released on October 26.

Breaking through prejudices holding back female founders

Making up nearly 50 per cent of the labour force and contributing about 30 per cent of Vietnam’s GDP each year, women are becoming an important driver of economic development. 

Emotional abuse against women is viewed as acceptable by many in society

Many people still think that it is normal when couples scold each other harshly at home.

Many women suffer from 'emotional abuse' at home

Like many other nights, Quang cursed his wife and children when Hue, his wife, asked for money to buy food.

'Global Guytalk' encourages men to talk about things they rarely talk about

An exhibition aiming to encourage male engagement in the work for gender equal societies opened at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum on Monday (March 8).

Mindset change needed to achieve gender equality in labour market: ILO

A new research brief shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has not only exacerbated existing inequalities but also created new gender gaps, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam has said,

Vietnam issues new national strategy on gender equality

Vietnam expects to see women holding key leadership positions in 60 percent of state management agencies and local administrations at all levels by 2025 and 75 percent by 2030.

Nearly 20 percent of Vietnamese men never do house chores: ILO Vietnam

According to a report of the International Labor Organization released today, 20 percent of Vietnamese men never do house chores while most women of the country must carry double burden of work and family responsibilities in the coronavirus pandemic.

Ambassador stresses Vietnam’s policy of promoting women’s role

Vietnam’s permanent delegation to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris has attended the virtual launch of the Paris Hub of the International Gender Champions (IGC), 

Vietnam makes good progress in gender equality: UN Women representative

The Vietnamese Government has made a great success in advancing gender equality, and the UN Women has accompanied the Government in the work, Elisa Fernandez Saenz, Country Representative of UN Women in Vietnam, has said.

VN aims to have more women in leadership roles

By 2025, 60 per cent of the State management agencies in Vietnam are hoped to have at least one woman in a leadership role. 

Symphony concert “Girls deserve to shine” held in Hanoi

The first-ever concert “Girls Deserve to Shine”, which features promising and outstanding Vietnamese young female soloists, was organised on Friday night.

Hanoi Symphony concert to convey message on gender equality

The first-ever symphony concert to promote gender equality in Vietnam will premiere at the Hanoi Opera House on November 27, the organisers have announced.