CEO of Plan International Anne Brigitte Albrectsen and the organization’s regional and sub-regional CEOs hailed the commitments of the Vietnamese Government and National Assembly in gender equality and fight for the rights of children.
The organisation also highlighted its close cooperation with Vietnam’s National Assembly Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children (CCEYC), Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee in the protection of the rights of girls, especially the project ensuring safety for girls in urban areas.
Head of the Vietnamese delegation Ngo Thi Minh, Vice Chairwoman of the CCEYC, joined discussion at a forum on girls’ safety in urban areas co-chaired by the Plan International and the UN Habitat.
She shared the outcomes of a survey conducted by the Plan International showing Hanoi is one of the safest cities in the world for girls.
The organisation is providing technical support for Hanoi to carry out a project increasing protection for girls on public transport, she said.
It has also collaborated with the HCMYU Central Committee to disseminate the project to big urban areas across the country to ensure a safe environment for children and particularly girls, she added.