|Female public security officers of northern Ninh Bình Province. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) has had a pioneering role in working for women’s happiness, said its President Hà Thị Nga during an interview with Vietnam News Agency.
Speaking ahead of the 13th National Women Congress for 2022–2027 in Hà Nội on March 9-11, she highlighted Vietnamese women’s outstanding accomplishments over the last five-year tenure.
Nga said that Vietnamese women had become more dynamic and determined to surmount difficulties, adding that they were innovative, boldly applied science and technology, and engaged deeply in economic activities, making significant contributions to all sectors.
Women have remained crucial contributors to the national target programmes on new rural development and sustainable poverty reduction and the national start-up programme, she noted.
They have been increasingly aware of their responsibilities and rights as citizens and have increased their participation in political and social affairs, which is reflected in the rising ratio of women in leadership and managerial positions.
As mothers and teachers of their children, Vietnamese women have upheld cultural traditions in the family and contributed to preserving traditional cultural values, she added.
In the face of the pandemic, they have played a part in fulfilling the country’s twin goals of keeping the pandemic under control and boosting economic development.
Finally, those who work in armed forces and foreign affairs have upheld patriotism and made a considerable contribution to safeguarding Việt Nam’s sovereignty and security and heightening the nation’s position on the global stage as a responsible member of the international community.
She noted that the Women’s Union had proposed more than 600 policies, plans and programmes designated to support women, assisted the establishment of nearly 800 cooperatives, and raised VNĐ480 billion (US$21 million) for pandemic-hit union members.
Talking about the plans of the union, Nga said it would further support women’s development and help them build happy families. It will also help fight domestic violence and child abuse while nurturing family values.
The union will help build the Party and the political system by encouraging union members to follow the Party’s guidelines and State’s policies and laws while enhancing the union’s participation in social affairs and intensifying efforts in gender equality.
It will focus resources on information technology and digital transformation through a project for 2025 with a vision to 2030. It also plans to build IT and e-Government resources for 1 million women, creating a safer environment for women and girls and fostering women’s economic empowerment while strengthening international cooperation to help women raise their voice. — VNS