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HCM CITY (VNS) — The deputy chairman of the Can Tho City People's Committee yesterday urged the assignment of female officials in government positions, especially as members of the National Assembly and People's Council.
At a conference on the 2011-20 national strategy on gender equality in Can Tho, Le Van Tam said the rate of female officials in the Party Committee's executive board in the city was more than 15 per cent.
Over the last five years, the city met the national gender equality targets on employment, healthcare services and training, among others, said Tam, adding that awareness and gender issues among the community had also improved.
The city also carried out programmes to ensure that women access jobs such as managers and leaders of state offices in the city.
Employment programmes also helped create jobs for 124,839 women, accounting for more than 47 per cent of the city's women of working age.
The number of female owners of enterprises accounted for 25 per cent of all enterprises.
Of all government and private company employees in Can Tho, more than 34 per cent of women have a master's degree and 30.36 per cent a doctoral degree.
In addition, the girl-boy ratio has been 105 per 100 since 2011.
Tam said the Board for Women's Progress and other agencies should continue to promote gender equality awareness as it relates to social and economic development among leaders, officials and women in social and political organisations.
He also said the programme on helping disadvantaged women should be expanded.
At the conference, individuals and organisations that made contributions to the national gender equality strategy were presented certificates of merit from the city's People's Committees and Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. — VNS