20.10.2020, 16:42

Vietnam, a bright spot for gender legality

Vietnam, a bright spot for gender legality
The status of women in society and the family has steadily improved, according to Vietnamese Women’s Union Central Committee chairperson Ha Thi Nga. Photo: UFV /CVN

Social awareness of gender equality is increasing. Women enjoy greater respect and equality, their status in society and in the family has steadily improved, she observed in an interview with the Vietnamese Agency. Information (VNA) on the occasion of 90 e anniversary of the Union.
Vietnam is described by the United Nations as a bright spot for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) regarding gender equality, she said.
Representing more than 50% of the population and more than 48% of the social workforce, Vietnamese women are present on all fronts and in all places, participate actively in social life activities, achieve excellent results in all areas of social life.
According to Ha Thi Nga, in the wake of the integration and development of the country, Vietnamese women continue to promote and assert their role and place for the development of society.
The proportion of women on Party committees and in the National Assembly has increased qualitatively and quantitatively from one legislature to another. The share of women deputies in the National Assembly reached 27.1% against an average of 23.4% worldwide and 18.6% in Asia.
For several terms, Vietnam still has a Vice President of the Republic and currently three women members of the Political Bureau, a President of the National Assembly. Many women occupy positions of responsibility at central and local level.
In the economic field, the proportion of businesses owned by women is around 20% and is steadily increasing every year. Vietnam is one of the 20 best markets for women to do business.
In particular, in the fields of education and training and health, female managers represent a high proportion, many of whom are highly qualified. The share of women scientists has also increased year on year, of which 44.2% are masters and 28% are doctors.