Vietnam actively participates in gender equality

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan highlighted Vietnam’s efforts in promoting gender equality as well as women’s participation in all areas of social life at the closing ceremony of the World Assembly for Women (WAW) in Tokyo, Japan on August 29.

The Vietnamese delegation attends the WAW in Tokyo, Japan. (Credit: VOV)
The Vietnamese delegation attends the WAW in Tokyo, Japan. (Credit: VOV)

In her speech, the official told participants that Vietnam issued and actively implemented the National Strategy on Gender Equality for 2011-2020 along with strengthening bilateral and multilateral co-operation on the issue.

She praised the WAW 2015 as a significant event demonstrating the Japanese Governments efforts to encourage women’s higher social involvement.

The two-day WAW event, the second of its kind held in Japan, attracted the participation of about 1,300 delegates, including 140 leaders from 40 countries, territories and international organisations.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke of the benefits of a society where women excel and hold positions of leadership, encouraging women’s active participation in various aspects of life.

He also pledged that Japan would spend more than JPY42 billion (US$347 million) in official development assistance over the next three years to promote the role of women all over the world.

As scheduled, NA Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will wrap up her working visit to Japan on August 30.