10-year implementation of Law on Gender Equality reviewed

The Ministry of Labour, 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.

In her remarks, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha said Vietnam has seen encouraging progress in promoting gender equality, with positive changes in attitudes and behaviours among power holders, civil servants and citizens, contributing to heightening the role and position of women in the family and society.

Ha, who is also Standing Vice Chairperson of the National Committee for the Advancement of Women in Vietnam, noted that the country has been recognised by the international community for its efforts in gender equality, adding that the enforcement of the law, however, still faces various challenges.

Both men and women actually suffer the impact of gender inequality but women and girls are the most vulnerable, she noted.

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