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President gets behind female empowerment

Update: October, 02/2013 - 08:41
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday met outstanding businesswomen in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS)— President Truong Tan Sang yesterday acknowledged and promoted the role of women in embracing economic empowerment across the country.

Meeting business delegates in the capital for Viet Nam Women's Innovation Day 2013, Sang said women played a key role in the poverty reduction essential to elevating Viet Nam's development status.

The meeting also marked the 83rd year anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam Women's Union, to be celebrated on October 20.

The President described those present as role models for women across the nation, urging the Viet Nam Women's Union to work closely with relevant agencies and businesses to improve the lives of women and their families.

The union's chairperson, Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa, said female delegates had made great contributions in promoting economic empowerment; improving household businesses, delivering products to markets and creating jobs for locals.

The delegates urged the Party and State to provide preferential financial support, legal assistance and further training to help more women escape poverty and increase economic independence.

Viet Nam Women's Innovation Day 2013 (VWID) was launched in the capital yesterday, drawing support for initiatives enabling female economic empowerment.

The event also serves as a forum for policy makers and experts to propose measures to nurture economic ambitions and improve the living conditions of women and young girls across Viet Nam. — VNS

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